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Stay Monday-Morning Sane

Make your Mondays less chaotic with these tips from Karen Leland, co-author of Watercooler Wisdom (New Harbinger Publications).

1. CLUTTER DOWN
Use quiet Friday afternoons to tidy up your desk and delete old emails. ‘Since your working space will be organised, coming in on Monday morning won’t feel as overwhelming,’ says Leland.

2. LIGHTEN YOUR WORKLOAD
Don’t overload yourself with a long to-do-on-Monday list. ‘You’ll just lose focus,’ she says. Get the top-priority activities out of the way first and take it from there.

3. READY, STEADY, GO!
Choose to work on assignments you enjoy first. ‘This will up your motivation levels to get on with drab work later,’ Leland says.

4. PLAN SOME AFTER-WORK FUN

Make evening plans – go for drinks with colleagues or have dinner with your man. ‘Things look so much better when you’ve got something to look forward to at the end of the day,’ the author says.


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