It’s bad enough having to stroll into work on a Monday, but when you can’t focus, that’s when the real trouble sets in. Instead of counting down the hours until your are defeated by rush hour traffic, why don’t you find a way to make your workday more beneficial and rewarding?
Ultimately, there will be times when you will run into difficult and even boring situations with your job, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t fight through it. One of the best ways to get yourself out of a rut is to change your mentality and the way in which you conduct yourself in the office. With a little bit of extra positivity and a reconfiguration, you can get the most out of your workday.
1. Don’t Be a Debbie Downer
There it is. We said. It’s out there. We can’t take it back. You’re being a Debbie Downer. If you find yourself saying more negative things than positive, then you need to redirect your focus to something constructive. No one truly likes Mondays, but they do give you a a great chance to focus on the important tasks you have ahead of you for the week.
Start by saying to yourself that Monday isn’t going to be bad, it’s going to be good. You don’t want to spend your whole life working for Friday. A large part of your time will be spent working so use it to your advantage. Don’t let yourself become one of those people who waste their time. Let your job become a part of who you are instead rather it become something you are required to do.
2. Don’t Wait Until Later
Experts have been saying for years that you should get the hardest thing out of the way then focus on your smaller tasks. This is partly due to the stress and distraction that can be caused whenever you are attempting to work on one thing, but your mind is in another place. Clear that brain of yours of avoidable stress by chipping away at the largest project on your plate. This will make the rest of your day or even week seem lighter.
3. Do Have More Conversations
A wise man once said that it’s better to have a conversation than it is to send an email. If you have the time for other people, then get out there and make appointments to chat. Emails are a great medium, but that doesn’t mean they are always the best platform for tackling difficult tasks. Adding specific time into your day to talk with coworkers can be incredibly beneficial for your well-being and the flow of your workday.
4. Do Organize
If you have extra anxiety, it could be caused by the clutter around you. When your workspace is a mess, it can cause you to lose track of what you should be focusing on. Begin your day with a plan. You can clean up your desk, organize your files on your computer, make a to do list, answer emails and then dive into your biggest assignment. Once the area around you is free of clutter, you can begin to clear your mind.
There is no reason for you to not have a beneficial workday. Even when things go wrong, you can easily turn the day around.