Start your work week on the right foot with tips from successful SAP functional analysts.
Do you get a bad case of Monday blues?
According to a 2020 study, 62% of over 1,000 full-time employees dread Monday the most, out of all the days of the week. With a game plan to tackle your Monday blues, you’ll be sure to overcome this challenge.
Our SAP functional analysts at ShipERP share their tips and tricks for starting off the week positively!
What does a typical Monday of SAP Functional Analysts look like?
Our customers at ShipERP are headquartered worldwide, and the locations of our SAP functional analysts reflect that! Even though some analysts have an earlier head start to their week, our analysts generally have similar Mondays. Let’s peek into their typical Monday schedule.
7:00 a.m.: Drink a caffeinated beverage such as coffee for a boost of energy
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Check and follow up on emails. Doing so helps to organize their to-do list for the day and/or week
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Tackle urgent project deliverables and attend online meetings with clients and/or internal team members
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Enjoy lunch! (Due to COVID-19, our SAP functional analysts are available to take their lunch with their families while working from home.)
1:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Continue to complete the tasks on their to-do list and attend online meetings
What does a Monday morning look like to successful SAP Functional Analysts before they start work?
With many employees working from home, our SAP functional analysts have more time in the morning to pump themselves up for the long day, or even just to sleep in a little longer. A morning routine is just as important as a to-do list for work, especially when it can set you up for a successful Monday. So, make sure to wake up early enough to just jump start your day!
Here’s what a typical Monday morning looks like:
Get a caffeinated boost, like coffee or tea, to kick start your day (we recommend a flat cortado if you have an espresso machine)
Complete a workout to get you warmed up and ready to tackle your tasks
Meditate to ease your mind into the workday
Listen to cheerful music to avoid falling back asleep
Take care of your personal tasks like getting your child ready for school or setting food out for your pet(s) before shifting gears for work
How do SAP Functional Analysts stay motivated through Monday?
Maintaining motivation to push through and finish Monday on a strong note is crucial in setting the tone for the rest of your work week. Learn how to stay motivated with these tips and tricks from our SAP functional analysts:
Schedule your Monday to-do list on the Friday before to avoid dreading the workday
Push back non-urgent tasks for later in the week to avoid a heavy workload on Monday
Plan something to look forward to once your Monday workday is over, like a good dinner, a hangout with friends/family, or a TV series to binge-watch
Listen to podcasts to make your workday move faster (our analyst Leo listens to Tim Ferriss and Asian Efficiency on Mondays)
“Talking with my family always motivates me to finish the day.”
How do SAP Functional Analysts stay focused throughout Mondays?
With tricks to keep you motivated to finish Monday, you need some ways to focus on the tasks at hand during your workday. Our SAP functional analysts rely on to-do lists to organize their day, but here are some extra things they do to concentrate on work:
Make sure your inbox is clean by moving emails to relevant subfolders once the task for the email is complete
Reward yourself with mini breaks in between tasks and/or work hours
Checkmark tasks on your to-do list as you complete them to feel accomplished
Prioritize your tasks by urgency and/or level of effort required to complete the task
“I plan my Mondays on the previous Fridays, so I’m not overwhelmed with where to start. I set out blocks oftimewhere I’m focused on the task at handand then reward myself with small breaks. For example, I work 45 minutes straight and then play with my new puppy for a few minutes.”
What advice do SAP Functional Analysts have for starting the week positively?
It’s important to start your Monday well to positively influence the rest of your week. If you have a bad Monday, you don’t want that negativity to spill over onto the next day! Our analysts believe in positive thinking throughout Monday and enjoying a relaxing weekend prior to the start of the week to help combat Monday blues. ShipERP’s successful functional analysts love to:
Unplug and recharge on the weekends! Nothing is worse than getting through Monday half-asleep, so get a good night sleep on Sunday evening
Catch up with friends and family
Eat your favorite foods on the weekend; have a well-deserved treat
Review some small accomplishments from the prior week
If the weather permits, go on a hike with some friends and/or family
Try cooking or baking a new recipe (we recommend making a cheesecake, it’s easier than it seems!)
Did you find any tips to incorporate in your Monday routine from our SAP functional analysts? We hope that you’re able to discover what works best for you to start your work week positively and productively. No need to dread Mondays anymore!