Monday Blues!

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I was thinking about what to write about today and the first thing that popped into my head was … MONDAY BLUES! I was like “WTH?? who the eff writes about Monday blues?? we all hate Mondays! I dunno why but we do.” then I googled those two words and the first thing that came up is “how to beat the Monday morning blues”! imagine!

yaani there is someone who sat down and wrote about oh how we whine about Mondays, how we soooo hate them, how we wish that the week started on a Tuesday…or at least it began like at 10 or 11am! au sio? Anywho, lets see what these guys came up with.

How to Beat the Monday Morning Blues

By an eHow Contributor

Beat the Monday Morning Blues

Beat the Monday Morning Blues

There’s actually a scientific explanation behind those dreaded Monday morning blues. Our internal clocks naturally operate on a day that is longer than 24 hours. By the time Monday rolls around each week, we’ve built up a sleep deficit of at least an hour. Of course, the weekend revelries and facing another work week don’t help matters. Here are some tips to make Monday mornings a little easier.

1.    If you can, sleep in an extra hour on Monday mornings. Going to bed early on Sunday night doesn’t always help because most people will remain awake until their usual bedtime.

2.   If you can’t sleep in by a full hour (and most of us can’t), take action Sunday night to shorten your morning preparation time so that you can set the alarm for 15 minutes later than usual. Wash your hair, pack lunches, lay out your outfit or pack your briefcase on Sunday night.

3.   Hop out of bed the moment you wake up on Monday morning. Lingering in that downy comforter will only draw out the agony.

4.   End your shower with a jolt of cold water to tear yourself out of your grogginess. Or exercise in the morning to get your blood pumping and to release those feel-good endorphins.

5.   Get out in the sunlight. Bright light tells your body that it is indeed the morning and helps reset your internal clock.

6.   Drink coffee or another caffeine beverage. Although it’s not healthy to drink caffeine to the point of addiction, caffeine, when used in moderation, can give your Monday mornings that much-needed oomph and alertness.

7.   Anticipate your Monday morning on Friday afternoon. Fight the temptation to race away from a messy desk. Clean up your desk and leave yourself a to-do list to make Monday morning a little more tolerable.

Do have a fabulous Monday and week ahead now won’t you!?

*Over & Out*


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21 Responses to “Monday Blues!”

  1. j.s.k. Says:

    Good post! ACTUALLY USEFUL tips… I’m pleasantly surprised. Now, for that extra shot of caffeine…

    • Joliea Says:

      @j.s.k, “pleasantly surprised”? you expected something else?? hehe… glad u liked it…thanks for dropping by

  2. coloseum Says:

    NUMBER 6!!!

    im also having one of those Monday’s..its dragging on and on like a bad song!

    will 5pm get here already!!

    • Joliea Says:

      @coloseum, Imagine most of my mondays are taken up by updating stuff, and reading mails!! kazi just refuses…kabisa!!

      • coloseum Says:

        pole sana, my Monday just got better..met up with mom..its been a while..

  3. kri1987s Says:

    Mondays are a fav for me as i don’t have a 9to5. It’s the day i read papers and watch sunday’s news etc. Just laid back lazy.

    • Joliea Says:

      @kri1987s, lucky you! ur one of a kind!!

  4. Ken Says:

    Very useful tips this! I need a medal every time I wake up on Monday mornings. The sheer willpower can power Kenya’s economic recovery strategy.

    But for real, I’ll try these and will tell you how it goes!

    Cheers!

    • Joliea Says:

      @Ken, Thats great! You do that. And thanks for dropping by!

  5. gracekay Says:

    lolest!! mondays really are that bad 🙂 i guess garfield was right all along

    • Joliea Says:

      @gracekay, “all hail garfield! our monday blues king!” 😀

  6. bendyourhead Says:

    mmmm…..i still like the “sleeping all monday n starting the week on teusday idea”….it seems easier to implement….hehe

    • Joliea Says:

      @bendyourhead, Hehe!! I so so agree!!

  7. greatrnk Says:

    I second bendyourhead on the week starting on Tuesday, even though there is the risk of making Tuesday the new Monday.

    • Joliea Says:

      @greatrnk, True true true!!

  8. savvykenya Says:

    Exercise, coffee and sunshine. My Monday morning remedies.

    • Joliea Says:

      @savvykenya,

      Cool 😀 I also do that alot Thanks for commenting 😉

      oh, and now u can comment away 😀

  9. blogoratti Says:

    Ahh…monday blues. I particularly like that no.4-exercise can do wonders!

    • Joliea Says:

      @blogoratti,

      Indeed it can. Thanks for commenting 😉

  10. Madovella Says:

    Nice thoughts on chasing the blues away. What works for me is accepting ‘mondays’ as they are and planning for the week!

  11. kweligee Says:

    Just found your blog and I’m loving it.


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