How do you fight the Monday blues?

How do you fight the Monday blues? - A picture of a happy clown. Photo source: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/2/1472643_e7752d5251.jpg?v=0 .
Singapore
December 3, 2007 2:02am CST
Yes, it is Monday again - that dreaded first day of the week. Just a while back, we discussed which day of the week our favorite is. If my memory serves me right, there are precious few who voiced support for Monday. And since today is Monday, I am assuming quite a number of you would be feeling lethargic, unmotivated, tired and what-not. Right? :P So now, what tricks do you have to fight the Monday blues? How do you fire yourself up to face the new week? Or do you just sit it out and wait for Tuesday to come? Do share your thoughts! =) PS.: I have blogged about one effective method to feel good on Monday at http://lordwarwizard.blogspot.com/2007/12/act-clown-to-fight-monday-blues.html . You can take a look if you are interested (if so, you will also come across the details for FREE designer jewelry featuring sterling silver and genuine gemstones ^^).
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@youless (99515)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Dec 07
I will keep myself busy at work. As long as I have lots of work, the time will pass so fast and soon it'll be the weekend:)
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• Singapore
3 Dec 07
That is a very optimistic way to speed things up! :)
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
3 Dec 07
I try and do the same thing and keep myself busy at work. The day goes by much faster that way and monday will be over faster than I know when I am occupied. The day would be much worse if there was no work to do or little work to do. The days do go by quickly so mondays do not last long enough to feel too blue. :-)
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
3 Dec 07
LOL. I like your blog posting. I shall try your method one day. =P Even though I had no meeting today, I had to wake up at 6am, drag myself out of bed and get myself to Boon lay (I live in the opposite end) =S That's not exactly the best way to start the week. I usually try to get rid of the blues by jogging at the end of the day. It works for me. =D
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• Singapore
4 Dec 07
Hehe, why wait till one day? Just do it! :P You go from Tampines/Pasir Ris to Boon Lay for what? Buy the 3 for $2 curry puffs at the MRT? :PP And wah... you so fit one huh?
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
4 Dec 07
=S everywhere also has the $2 for 3 curry puffs.. LOL I did not buy them when I was in NTU.. Do you think I'll buy them now? =P Jogging doesn't mean I'm fit leh.. It means.. I am trying to be fit. =P
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• Singapore
9 Dec 07
Admirable determination.:P
@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
4 Dec 07
I used to suffer from a terrible Monday blues during my Uni life. Monday means the start of a gruelling studies, long tests and attending to my patient. Since I can't erased Monday from our calendar, I tried to face it as bravely as I can, LOL!!! Now that my Uni life was over, I am actually looking forward to Monday. Every Monday is the start of a peaceful weekdays for me. After 2 days of facing the tornado, Monday helps me to relax my senses and calm my nerves. :P PS: I am still waiting for my amethyst earrings. You think it will look nice on me? My ears kind of long, lol!
• Singapore
4 Dec 07
Maybe you need to order some tail rings as well lol.:P
@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
4 Dec 07
lol...lol...lol...:D
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
3 Dec 07
That scared me! I hate clowns and that has put me into an even grouchier wolfie! I think if you have been out at the weekend or been living it up then you get despondant and sad that it has gone soooo quickly and you spend the day thinking about the fun you had and only another 4 days 7 hours to go and counting, tick tock tick tock. Unless you are not working Mondays are like a living nightmare and hopefully you'll wake up and it's blissful Saturday morning once again and you can do it all over again!
• Singapore
3 Dec 07
What's wrong with clowns? :P
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
3 Dec 07
You do remember Pennywise the clown? Ewww they give me the creeps, if I saw one now I'd let rip with my fangs. Clowns ain't funny
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@mirrorzy (71)
• China
3 Dec 07
At least you have a job and you can earn money by your work. Think about it. If everyday were weekend and you could enjoy your free time every minute, you would feel bored! You will be retired someday, and you will live in that life then. It is also horrible not to have anything to do one day. No matter you feel blue or excited on Monday, it is Monday! You can not change it! So why not enjoy your Mondays?
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• China
3 Dec 07
I am so lucky ! Monday and Tuesday are my weekend. As I have to work on Saturday and Sunday. I agree with you. we should enjoy everyday in our life. In fact, I felt bored sometimes,but at least I have a good job. I think others have a balence if they compare with me. they can go outside with family,friends. but I can't. You are an optimistic person! aren't you?
• Singapore
3 Dec 07
Just like what I am feeling now.
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
13 Dec 07
For me i'm a stay at home mom, and my husband starts work on sunday nights, so really monday is just another day for me, its not a back to work day, its just the first day of the week! With a 16 month old, and sometimes two of them when i babysit, no day is ever dull! They always keep me busy busy busy!
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• Singapore
13 Dec 07
Kids!! Lol:P
@kylanie (1205)
• United States
13 Dec 07
In all fairness the way that I fight them is to think about what I did that weekend and to look back on it and smile then think about what next weekend plans are.
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• Singapore
13 Dec 07
Cool:)
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
12 Dec 07
Usually, to fight the Monday blues, I will try to arrange all the task that do not require me to be at the desk. For example, filing my documents will put me in the document room for a good hour or more. Working on my servers to check the scheduled works. Getting my vendors to come down to get some of my jobs done. There are a million and one things one can do, as long as it is not at the desk the entire day. That way, you will not feel so tired and lethargic compared to sitting at the desk all morning.
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• Singapore
12 Dec 07
That is real smart of you!! :P
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
6 Dec 07
I have no choice but to get up and get my son off to school. Its when I get home after taking him to the bus stop, i feel like just crawling back into bed, but I can't because he finishes school early on Mondays and its full on family time together - he loves to draw and do activities or play games. Now that he has made a few friends, last Monday was spent at his friends place on a playdate so I got to catch up on a Movie and curl up in a blanket on the couch and munch on popcorn LOL
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• Singapore
7 Dec 07
Oh yes, I understand how "dreadful" needing to wake up early is.:P
• Philippines
5 Dec 07
well for me, i just set my mind on a Sunday that the next day is a monday.... it's back to work, and no work, no pay.... but seriously, if you love your work and really enjoy it , there's no such thing as monday blues :-)
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• Singapore
5 Dec 07
That's at least one good thing about working - you get paid.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
4 Dec 07
I am a shift worker - Monday is my Friday, my weekend is Tuesday and Wednesday. I don't get Monday blues. Other then this year I will have to work Christmas Eve and since it is a holiday, Christmas Day as well.
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• Singapore
4 Dec 07
Aw...
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
4 Dec 07
hello my friend. For years i hated monday morning, getting up in the dark mornings was horrible. So bad did it get that i started booking mondays off work. The problem was that i started hating Tuesdays with an equal ferocity. At that point i changed my job. I now recognise it isnt Mondays I hated but my life outside of my home, I needed to change it blessed be
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• Singapore
4 Dec 07
I know what you mean... :(
@juhiram (187)
4 Dec 07
Monday is my unlucky day and i dont like it more..ecause it is endong my sunday and also at the same time my joy.so i dont like it ...
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• Singapore
4 Dec 07
Gosh...
@Zelmarq (12368)
• Cebu City, Philippines
4 Dec 07
I have rainy days and mondays, as the old song goes, rainy days and mondays always get me down. Its the first day of work and I feel lazy going to work coz almost always mondays are the busiest days of the week, I just try to start the day right my early morning quiet time, a time to refresh myself early in the morning. It helps and could help me face the day with a wide smile despite the buzz and the heavy calls and sometimes rude callers. Well, whats new, these rude callers are always there, demanding asking for the best service they could get from us and sometimes they say words that are not so good to hear. For nine years of working I have always tried to think that its not a monday coz if i do it could affect my performance level. Hope you have a nice monday and face it with a smile. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
• Singapore
4 Dec 07
So in a way, it is good to get up earlier on Mondays than the rest of the days - so as to ready yourself for the challenges of the new week.=)
• China
4 Dec 07
i dont believe Monday is differents other days.if we could treat it as other days.
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• Singapore
4 Dec 07
Sure.
• United States
4 Dec 07
Keep thinking that there are only 4 more days till friday :-) You can never believe how much this can help,or change your alarm one hour back so the alarm rings early and you see you still have an hour to lie down and relax. Screaming at the toaster is another great way to fix it, or calling in "sick."
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• Singapore
4 Dec 07
And believe you not, Tuesday is already ending. *GASP!!!*
@anniepa (27279)
• United States
3 Dec 07
Hey, I see you found a clever way to fight the Monday blues - getting prospects to your business...lol! For myself, I discovered many years ago I might just as well wait it out for Tuesday. At least there are some good shows on TV on Mondays so that helps close the day out. I always felt Mondays sucked so bad because of working but I haven't been working for a couple years now and I STILL hate Mondays; go figure! Annie
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• Singapore
4 Dec 07
One can only try.
• United States
3 Dec 07
Wow you pegged that one right! I swear teh only thing good about Mondays is that the kids go to school and for a short time my house is quiet! The best cure for a monday is a hot shower in the morning and like 10 minutes just to sit down drink a cup of coffee and just wake up...If you are rushed then you dont get that satisfaction and the day is usually horrible. Mine is just getting to the point where Im enjoying it because its almost 2 pm and that means there isnt a whole lot left of the day! LOL...There is nothing wrong with getting through monday by thinking about Tuesday or even better Saturday! : )
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• Singapore
4 Dec 07
Oh yes, a warm shower in the morning is cool. Relaxing. Though a cold shower is bound to wake you up, I still prefer a warm one lol.;P
@palonghorn (5483)
• United States
3 Dec 07
I never really have the Monday blues. I guess it's because I love my job, I work for the forestry service. I did find a saying that pretty much says how I feel about my job 'Avoid Work, find a job you love' lol
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• Singapore
4 Dec 07
Passion... cool!
@raydene (9874)
• United States
3 Dec 07
What Monday Blues...Each day has it's ups and downs...Monday friday whatever..I guess this might occur with people that are lucky enough to work the 9-5 M-F jobs.. I doubt if this includes half the population now but it was much more so in the past.. Everyday is a new day with potential for adventure... xxx
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• Singapore
4 Dec 07
I really admire your optimism.:)