I have not met anyone till now who says they are excited about Monday mornings and getting to work. You like your work or you do not like it; work is still work and will always be! I have discovered a few tricks that make my work day more fun! And will make you someone people like coming and meeting and will just overall make you more sane and enjoyable person at work.
Have a to do list and create your own weekly goals –
Completing what you are supposed to do give a great boost of motivation. I always write what I want to achieve during the week on Mondays and also have a daily to do list. As and when I complete the tasks I keep checking it and so when you look at the list during the day you will feel much better and you will get more done as you are more organized.
Stretch & move!
We keep sitting on our chairs in the same position for hours which reduces blood circulation in the body and makes you lethargic. Take regular breaks and stretch your arms and legs as often as possible. This will not only increase the blood circulation but will also make you more attentive and active.
Celebrate for no reason –
I do this often. Organize informal gathering, coffee outings with your teams and peers as well. This way you not only get to know your team members better and also it’s a good break from everyday tasks.
Do one good deed in a day!
Doing a favor for someone, helping someone will make you feel really nice at the end of the day. It could be helping get a cup of coffee for a colleague who is super busy or going an extra mile for a client. You not only feel happy but will also make more friends and well-wishers. It’s a complete win-win!!
Lunch like a queen!!
I’m no less than royalty!!
Lunch time should be your new me time. Don’t just eat lunch on your desk, go out to the cafeteria or a nice quite place and eat a proper lunch.
Many Computers make light work!
If you have loads to do, ask for help. It’s not a sign of weakness. We are humans and we can only get so much done, find someone who knows the stuff and can help you or someone who knows how to complete the task in a shortcut. You may find that your colleague hasn’t got much on and is happy to give you a hand or someone knows an easier way of tackling your tasks.
Compliment everyone and yourself –
Each day, make a list of five positive points about yourself – from your assertiveness in yesterday’s meeting to your hair style today. Starting the day off on a positive note can really change your perspective and attitude at work. If you like someone’s work or cloths or in general how they look, don’t ever hesitate to complement. It will just make the entire atmosphere happier!!