Tips for surviving a Monday morning when all you want to do is stay in bed

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It’s Monday morning, and instead of feeling motivated and excited to start the week, you feel like staying in bed another day. Sounds familiar?

We all have those days when we don’t feel like going to work, but unfortunately, they often fall on the busiest day of the week. Here are a few tips to help you drag yourself out of bed and make it through the day.

Understand your feelings

You’re feeling down and out today, and the last thing you want to do is go to work. You’re tempted to call in sick, but you know that’s not the right thing to do. You force yourself out of bed and into the shower, but you can barely keep your eyes open.

So why are you feeling this way? Well, you may be experiencing Monday blues. This is when people start to feel anxious about the week ahead. They feel like they won’t have enough time to get everything done, and they feel swamped. If that is the case, then it’s good to take some time to relax and recharge on Sunday so you can start the week off fresh.

Get yourself organized on Sunday

With that said, make sure you have everything you need for work—including your outfit, laptop, and any other necessary documents. If you can, try to pack your brekkie and snacks on Sunday evening too, so you don’t have to worry about that in the morning.

Next, set your alarm for earlier than usual. This will give you a little extra time to get ready and hopefully make you feel calmer. Finally, try to take some deep breaths and remind yourself that it’s only the first day. It’s probably going to get more manageable as you ease into the workweek.

Go to bed earlier and wake up earlier
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We know it seems like the complete opposite of what you want to do, but trust us on this one. When you get more sleep, you’re going to feel more rested and energized. And when you’re feeling better, it will be a lot easier to drag yourself out of bed and into the work prep zone.

Another thing to keep in mind is that when you’re well-rested, you’re going to be less likely to get sick. So by going to bed and waking up earlier, you’re not only taking care of yourself mentally and emotionally, but you’re also taking care of yourself physically.

Take short breaks throughout the day

Try to take a few short breaks throughout the day. When you’re feeling overpowered or just struggling to keep your eyes open, step away from your desk for a few minutes. Get some fresh air, drink some water, or just take a quick walk around the office building.

It might help to set a timer so you know when to take a break. And if you can, try to avoid staying up late into the night. It’s not good for your health, and it’s certainly not going to positively contribute to your productivity levels.

We know how it feels to dread going to work on Monday. Well, try to get as much rest as you can on Sunday so you don’t feel as exhausted on Monday morning. Next, drink plenty of fluids and eat healthy foods to give yourself a boost of energy. It also helps to take some deep breaths and relax your mind and body. And finally, slip on something looser if feasible, it will certainly help with comfortability.

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