Monday can bring with it the anxiety of another work week. Probably the least favorite day of the week, it brings the anticipation of deadlines, meetings, late nights, and early mornings. This can be a very stressful beginning for something you are investing the majority of your time in. With the lack of control you have over your Monday through Friday there are some things that you should be doing to alleviate some of the pressure of a hard work week. EBONY.com offers eight ways to help de-stress to boost your positivity and productivity in the workplace.
1. Take some time off. Take a few days off to enjoy a long weekend away from the office and make sure you log in plenty of “me” time. Taking a breather can help you put some things that have been aggravating you recently into perspective.
Breaking away from your usual schedule could also help you reframe some negative parts of the job and help you see the positives. Use up some of that vacation time you haven’t taken so you can enjoy a much-needed break from the routine.
Even using a sick day is advisable if you can’t take one more day on the job. After all, if you’re at your breaking point, your health really is at stake—your mental health, that is.
2. Polish up your résumé. Use some of your time off to polish up or rewrite your résumé. If you don’t have strong writing skills, consider hiring someone to write it for you.
Remember that your résumé is the one of the main items that many prospective employers will use to learn about you. Make sure yours really stands out and truly represents who you are and where you are going in your career.
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