So today has been a bit of a struggle. Every time I sat down to write or get some work done, my brain just didn’t want to work. Coffee would not cut it and neither would a sugar rush. Know the feeling?
Here are 5 things to help you snap out of it and get rid of that horrible case of the Mondays.
1. Turn Up your Favorite Playlist
Whether it’s a stream of rap songs from the 90’s, the singles you save exclusively for a workout or Christmas music, we all have a specific type of playlist that will always pump us up. Use it! When in doubt, look up mashups on YouTube. The videos themselves may be NSFW but you won’t be looking at them anyway. If you’re like me, once you start dancing in your seat you’ll forget ever feeling drained.
2. Try a New Place for Lunch
Your sandwich can stay in the community fridge for one day. Nothing gets me more pumped to get through my work than the thought of a delicious lunch and great people to spend the time with. Once you think of that place you’ve been wanting to try, invite a friend to go with you. Who knows, it may help them out of a slump, too.
3. On that Note, Make Plans for After Work
Having something to look forward to can be a good trick to snap yourself out of any funk. I know I always work harder and faster if I have an event to go to that night or a sale to explore. Not sure where to go? Scroll through the discover section on Instagram or hit up the Time Out‘s best events of the week for your closest city.
4. Go for a Quick Walk
This one probably worked for you in college between cramming sessions for final exams. Step away from everything, go grab some coffee and clear your head for 10 minutes. Even a trip to the cafeteria for some fruit may be enough. Once you come back to your desk, you should be refreshed and ready to get things done.
5. Put your Hair Up & Set A Timer
I know, it seems simple. But it works! What is the one thing you always do when you have to get stuff done?
As soon as I put my hair back and start to block out my day on Google Calendar, I can usually push myself to get things done. (If you work freelance like me, a schedule is especially helpful!) As soon as you put yourself on a timer, you instantly try to beat the clock or at least get everything done before time runs out. It’s like how you secretly try to do one or two things before the microwave timer goes off.
The more motivation you have, the easier you can get things done and have time for the things you really love – like fashion. 🙂
Hope this helps and have a great start to your week!