No this isn't a blog that's promoting the Black Crowes classic. (For those of you that don't know...the Black Crowes were a blues-oriented hard rock jam band and they had a hit in 1990 with the Otis Redding clasic "Hard to Handle".) Now back to our regular scheduled programming.

Mondays seem to just hit us straight in the face, and it's not good. Most of us despise Mondays. We seem to experience what's called the "Monday Blues." We need more caffeine to help us get through the day. According to Forbes.com:

Do you lack passion and motivation on Monday morning? Are you sluggish or tense?

If you’re nodding affirmatively, you might have a case of the Monday Blues.

As it turns out, your case of the Mondays can have a negative impact on your performance and productivity—as well as the people around you.

The article goes on to say there are eleven ways to beat the blues. A couple of those include:

Prepare for Monday on Friday.  

To help combat that Monday morning anxiety, be sure to leave yourself as few dreadful tasks as possible on Friday afternoon, Friedman says. By taking care of the things you least want to handle at the end of one work week, you're making the start of the next that much better.

Get enough sleep and wake up early. Go to bed a little early on Sunday night and be sure to get enough sleep so that you wake up feeling well-rested. If you're only running on a couple of hours of sleep, it's unlikely that you're going to feel good about going anywhere when the alarm goes off Monday morning.

Good luck and by the way...can you pass the cream and sugar?