The challenge of the weekend seems to be carrying the down-time forward into the work week. Days off become precious commodities in the lives of the over-worked, and the over-solicited.
As we grow older, we gain a new appreciation for the ability to turn off the noise — particularly the extra static generated by those who seek to gain from us — in our lives.
Some people try to shut it off with alcohol, or drugs, but that never really works in the long run.
The only thing that works is true mindfulness — a meditative appreciation for the power of this moment (and only this moment, because the past is gone, and the future is only the assumption of a scenario that may not happen).
All that matters is being authentic to our kindest, gentlest inner selves. If we can do that, the relaxation of the weekend can stretch into the week.
To refocus during the week, begin with what you are grateful for, in that very moment. Think of the kindnesses you are shown by this world every day.
Then look around, and give kindness back. It will be reflected back to you.