Here's how to shake off those Monday blues!

For those of us in the U.S. who have to work today -- a federal holiday commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. -- getting out of bed was especially difficult.

But don't despair!

Rather than dwelling on the start of a new week as a bad thing, think of it as a fresh opportunity to do more of the things you want to do over the next couple of days.

Maybe you're dead set on losing weight and welcome the chance to hit the gym early in the week, or look forward to squeezing in time to read your favorite book during your lunch breaks.

Although everyone looks forward to the weekend, the bulk of the week is spread over the five days most of us have to go to work. That being said, we might as well do all we can to make Monday through Friday as enjoyable and productive as possible.

That "I don't want to go back to work" feeling starts to set in as early as Sunday morning for many people. But rather than focusing on the most onerous aspects of the coming week -- waking up early, getting stuck in traffic, dealing with a difficult boss -- we should concentrate on the things we deem fulfilling, the ones that truly drive us.

Hopefully, you're one of the lucky few who genuinely look forward to going to work. Some people love their jobs enough not to consider it work at all.

But for those of us who would rather be sunbathing in the Caribbean with a martini in hand, take solace in the fact that you're certainly not alone. What's more, if you fix your thoughts over the course of the week on your passions and goals rather than on the more inconvenient aspects of having to return to work, you'll find that the week will go by a lot faster.

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