Say Bye-Bye To Monday Morning Melancholy

By First Posted: Jun 18, 2007 Mon 10:30 AM Updated: Dec 7, 2007 Fri 12:26 AM

Oh No! Its Sunday night, end of the week. As you prepare to lay down for what the night shift people do not do, you are reminded (in true Ekta Kapur style) of your Monkey faced Boss jumping in his chair and hollering because the deadline of your project ends in a week and he feels that there is still a long way to go. You wish you could just throw a resignation letter in the Ravans face (in true Bachchan style) and sail off to the Bahamas. As you snap back to reality you realize there is no such thing as Naukri without responsibility.

You wake up the next morning and realize that you have overslept. Mr. Hubby is still snoring like that truck engine gone horribly wrong. You have to make breakfast, bathe, apply make-up, beat the crazy traffic and be at your office before 9.30 and all of this has to happen in the next one hour. As your heart misses a beat at what comment the monkey faced dictator in your office will pass when you reach half an hour late, you realize that God was never on your side after all. So how do you beat those Monday morning blues? Here are a few pointers that might help.

1. Set your alarm about 15 minutes earlier than the usual time. That ways, even if you do switch off the alarm and go back to sleep, you will wake up by the time you should. If possible set another alarm 5 minutes after the first alarm.

2. Get out of your bed as if ants got under your skin as soon as the alarm rings.

3. Leave the curtains open so that the sun can shin brightly into your room. Bright light tells our body that it is time to get up.

4. Keep your bag and files ready the night before. Your clothes should be all ready.

5. If possible, grab a bite of fruit and milk in the morning and ask your hubby to do the same. That ways you would save time on cooking a breakfast. You can always catch something either on the way or at work.

6. While in the shower give yourself a jolt of cold water bath. It will cure you of any grogginess.

7. Last, but not the least, call in late. It is always better if that monster is kept informed, rather than making a late entry.

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