You Don’t Have to Dread Work on Monday Mornings!

mondaysFor those who dread going to work on Monday morning, you’re not alone. But, according to Ciara Conlon, you can do something about it.

Author: Ciara Conlon
Source: SiliconRepublic

Are you one of those people who hates Mondays? Do you feel the dread seeping in on Sunday evening when you know you should check to make sure you have clean clothes, something for lunch and your game face at the ready?

For many people, Mondays are not their favourite day of the week, to say the least. Mondays represent ideas of detention, or being grounded for being cheeky to your mother.

But we all have 52 of these unloved days each year so, ideally, we need to learn to love them (or at least make the most of them).

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What it Takes to Make #MondayMotivation Stick

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Wanting to do good work and test new ideas doesn’t require memes—we’re already wired to do it. But leaders can do more to make sure that enthusiasm isn’t stifled.

Author: Mark Athitakis
Source: Associations Now

This post is running on Monday, which means it’s #MondayMotivation day. So if you’re following anybody who’s even remotely connected to the world of leadership and professional development, your social media feeds are likely now peppered with go-get-’em quotations and inspirational memes that are meant to sustain us through the week—at least until #ThrowbackThursday makes us nostalgic for better days and that carefree #FridayFeeling kicks in.

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#MotivationMonday: 5 Tips to Beat the Monday Blues

wake-upAuthor: Safon Floyd
Source: BlackEnterprise.com

It’s Monday, and yes, you’re grateful that you have a job to get to today, as not everyone has that luxury, but you’re also a little sour because, well, it’s Monday. Not to rub it in, but this means there are 4 whole days AFTER today that you must get through before you can enjoy another weekend.

So, though blessed, also stressed.

Monday’s don’t have to be so bad, you know. These things are all about perspective. Shifting your perspective alone can shift the whole trajectory of your day—even your week. BlackEnterprise.com is here to help you pull this off. We’re in this thing together.

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The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Business

goldilocks-ruleAuthor: James Clear
Source: Jamesclear.com

It was 1955 and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California when a ten-year-old boy walked in and asked for a job. Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.

Within a year, he had transitioned to Disney’s magic shop where he learned tricks from the older employees. He experimented with jokes and tried out simple magic routines on the visitors. Soon, he discovered that what he loved was not performing magic, but performing in general. The young boy set his sights on becoming a comedian.

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44 Practical Ways To Improve Productivity

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Author: Phoebe Spinks
Source: Undercover Recruiter

I’ve got 44 problems but productivity isn’t one.

If you want the most out of your day, you need to be prepared to push through several barriers. Now, we’re all guilty of wasting time.  It’s pretty easy to become distracted from your work and subconsciously (or consciously) find ways to avoid putting in the hard yards. Whether it’s scrolling aimlessly through social media, chatting to a colleague or making your fifth coffee of the day, if you feel slack and lack motivation, finding ways to procrastinate won’t be hard.

Sure, some energy-zappers exist beyond our control. For example, studies have shown surprising links between carbon dioxide levels in some office environments and decreased cognitive functioning. However there are a lot of things you can control to make sure you smash your working day out of the ballpark.

Best STL has compiled an infographic showcasing 44 ways to make you more productive, here’s a summary of the best bits:

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Don’t Let Your Motivation Die!

motivationAuthor: Gaston Gote
Source: Huffington Post

Motivation can be a tricky thing, which is why the Huffington Post asked Gaston Gote from Quara.com what the biggest killers of motivation are, and how to combat them.

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