The Dreaded M Word

Posted on 06 February 2017

Whether “manic” or “blue”, there doesn’t seem much positivity surrounding the M word!

I don’t like Mondays … why?

It’s no secret that Monday is the most resented day of the week. You only need to open up twitter to a myriad of motivational tweets encouraging you to make the day count. But why is it that most of us struggle to spur ourselves on, especially on the first day of the week?

Science fact or fiction?

Don’t you just love the weekend? The anticipation of the weekend lie-in definitely adds to that overwhelming Friday feeling. But that lie-in you love may be fuelling your distaste of Mondays… How? Studies have shown that our body clocks are very fragile things, so fragile that even an hours’ extra sleep can throw off your body clock… Making it even harder to pry yourself from those bed sheets!

I want to break free…

Freedom. One of the most inspiring words in the English language, and just what the weekend offers. Goodness knows we love to break free from routine, so getting back to the daily grind hits us harder at the beginning of the week. Making Mondays the prime target of unproductivity!

Monday motivation…

Everyone has their own way of getting over that first day hump, check out what some of thestudio team members do to keep themselves inspired and driven!

Adam – I play football 4 times a week and Monday nights are the best 1 of those 4 so I look forward to a Monday more than most. I look forward to it all day so completing my day’s work is a formality.
Coffee also helps too 🙂

Evie – Look at my bank balance… jokes. I motivate myself by trying to set the tone for the week.

Katie – No work no PAY.

Rachel – Food …

Gillian – Monday is a new start and a chance to forget the issues/problems of last week and look forwards.

Anna – I don’t need the motivation 😉 I’m always super-chirpy!!
Haha that’s a lie but I generally don’t think of Monday as any different than the rest of the week – it’s easier if I get everything ready the night before and depending on the shift I’m working a decent session in the gym always wakes me up a bit

Dawn – Coffeeeeeeeeeee! Although I tend to be pretty well raring to go once I get to work, usually having been woken up at 6am by a lively 1 year old and a 5 year old bouncing off the walls.

If you’re looking for Monday motivation then there’s no better way to start your week than spending a day at thestudio! Our most competitive day delegate rates are often available on Mondays (and Fridays) and whatever the day has in store we’ll guarantee you a warm welcome and plenty of coffee to help fuel the week ahead!