Monday mornings always arrive a tad too soon. Just when you are getting used to the weekend and whoosh – it’s gone already! And they do not seem to spare a single person on the planet.
Depression, laziness, work-pressure and deadlines – all seem to take over and you’re left with nothing but a nasty case of Monday blues. But, fret not! We tell you 5 ways in which you can beat them black and blue.
- Treat Yourself!
Spice up your mood by starting your day with a chocolate. Chocolates have long been held to be mood-lifters. Additionally, pack the most delicious breakfast and lunch ever. Better still – get up early and head to your favorite restaurant for a quick but delicious breakfast. Nothing beats depression better than the sight of the server getting your favorite food! Follow this with a great lunch to dust off the remaining blues.
2. Look and feel good!
Make Mondays your look-my-best day! Feel happy from within by wearing a snazzy outfit even if it means wearing something that you’ve been saving for a particular occasion. You’d be surprised how much your clothes could affect the way you feel about yourself. Moreover, the compliments at the work place will totally uplift your mood, too. Only if you look good from outside, you can feel good from inside!
3. Stop Drinking, Period!
If you’ve been suffering from severely dreary days when Monday hits, and have been living a lifestyle which largely consists of alcohol, then chances are that it is actually the alcohol contributing to the terrible mood. It is a widely known fact that alcohol is a depressant, which meddles with the proper functioning of your brain. Try cutting back the amount of alcohol or stop it altogether to see if it improves your mood.
4. Make your hate club!
If you’re really down, call up a friend. In all probability, he might also be facing the same blues. Alternatively, you can mail your pals and bitch about the day. Cribbing and venting out frustration in front of your friends actually helps. As all of them crib about Mondays, you’d know you are not alone and that will better the situation. Also, start your day by reading something funny like a humor piece or funny memes; the idea is to start your day with a smile!
5. Don’t live for the weekends!
In all likelihood, people who are stressed at work tend to be much happier on the weekend. So, don’t only look forward to the weekend, try and spend some quality time with your friends or spouse on weekdays itself. You can catch up with a movie or have a romantic dinner with your girl; this will help you beat midweek stress.
Now that you know how to beat your blues, have a very happy Monday. Remember, the weekend is just 5 days away!