Skip to main content

Coffee Breaks With ISLM: 7 Ways to Beat Monday Blues


Coffee Breaks With ISLM: 7 Ways to Beat Monday Blues

Do you dread every Monday morning that comes your way? Well you aren’t the only One doing so. Most of the working (should it be employed?) population suffer from this syndrome every Monday morning. In fact, until a couple of months ago I used to feel down the moment the clock struck 7pm on Sunday evening. I’d literally tell myself… ‘weekend is over and oh Monday I hate you..’!

However, of late, I have found a couple of ways to manage this stress that drives all of us crazy each and every Monday.

1.   Wear your best dress or favorite color: 
This tip works like a charm. Wear the dress you look your best in, or the one that’s your favorite. The pluses of doing this are many. You will feel great, and if you are lucky enough, compliments could just start overflowing. And lastly, a dull or drab dress adds to the sunken feeling ten times, if not more!

2.    Turn on the music: 
If your mood is still not upbeat, what’s music for? Turn on your favorite tunes as soon as you wake up on Monday. I love listening to FM and I turn it on Monday mornings for sure, when am doing the usual chores of packing a lunch or sipping my morning cuppa of tea or coffee. It’s an amazing way to re-vitalize yourself and start the day on a bang.

3.    Pre-plan your Mondays: 
I know so many people who hate to do this. Choose your dress, iron it, if needed and decide what to pack for your lunch on the Sunday afternoon or evening. Do not wait for the next morning to do this. Chances are you will be rushed and your day will be unorganized right from the morning.

4.    Food for happiness: 
Good food cheers all of us, isn’t it? Pack something that you love to eat for your lunches on Monday. The delicious food will up your excitement levels and it will continue to be that way till Monday noon too.

5.    Have a 3 day weekend: 
I read somewhere—Happiness is in the Mind. This trick is just an offshoot of this lovely quote. Instead of packing your weekends with plenty of plans, spread them over 3 days—Saturday, Sunday and Monday. So if you have planned to shop and watch movies with your friends, just go shopping during the weekend and postpone the movie plan to Monday evenings. Your entire day will seem quite happy, promise.

6.    Relax: 
That’s what weekends are for! But do not over-do it. Stick to your regular schedule and make minimal changes to the sleeping pattern. For example, instead of sleeping till noon, try sleeping 2 hours more than you do on weekdays, and then take a nap later in the day. Find out other ways to beat stress such as going for a relaxing massage, pedicure or visiting open and quiet places nearby. 

7.    Fridays: 
Try not to postpone pending work till Mondays. Complete as much as possible on Fridays so that you can relax during the weekends and on Monday.

Now armed with these tips, bid goodbye to Monday blues. Implementing these tips will not just help you to have happy Mondays; you will also not be led to think that it’s time to bid goodbye to your current job. Finally, if you still suffer from Monday blues, try listing down the reason why you are employed in the first place and the benefits that you get to enjoy by being independent.


Popular posts from this blog

Cover The Cover: Harper's Bazaar (India) March 2012

You all know that I love tweaking my blog here and there and making some changes, introducing newer features and well sometimes just hooking the blog onto some social networking site :) Well this time I am introducing a new feature that I promise will be really exciting for all beauty enthusiasts :) To start with this feature is called "Cover The Cover" where I shall be covering the cover pages of our favorite beauty and fashion magazines in terms of make-up. There are times when a certain look on a celeb or a fashion mag just gets to us. Well rather than just mulling over such looks I have decided to give life to such looks (on me) and well do a kind of a faux photo shoot ;) What say? Doesn't it sound like fun? What more? You are all invited to submit your looks with a reference to which magazine and edition you are covering and I'll post it here :)

Today's look is inspired by my latest fav mag Harper's Bazaar. The March edition of Harper's Bazaar is a …

REVIEW: Johnson's Baby Lotion on Adult Skin

I am itching to do some makeup EOTDs and LOTDs since a while now but with guests at home I am not getting any time... So for a while you guys are stuck with me doing reviews. Not that my reviews do not need much efforts but as compared to EOTDs and LOTDs, reviews are a little bit less demanding where time constraints are concerned... Don't you agree? :)

Today I shall be reviewing the Johnson's baby lotion and before you raise your eye brows and say to yourself "WTF" let me make it absolutely clear that I bought it when I was out of a moisturiser and needed one pronto! This was the only one available and so I just bought it. I figured if it was good for babies, how could it be bad for me? The truth? Read on ;)

Johnson's Baby Lotion is Clinically proven to be mild and mild it sure is. It has a soft and soothing fragrance, which I love. Once applied it gets absorbed really fast and does not leave a residual oiliness or greasiness. It would be perfect for normal ski…

REVIEW & LOTD: Faces Long Wear Pencil in Navy Blue

While doing the "Meet The Bloggers" feature every Saturday, I have realised (and I am sure that you all have too) that Faces is fast becoming a very popular brand amongst us especially the Faces Long Wear pencils. So much so that a lot of people prefer Faces Long Wear pencils to even Colorbar I-Glides and that ladies and gentlemen is quite a feat for a newly launched brand. So anyways, I got myself a "Navy Blue" from this range and I must say that I am very happy with it. This is my second pencil from Faces after "Turquoise Blue" and well it hasn't failed me either.
This particular shade is a beautiful deep blue that looks stunning on the eye lids.
Image of the Product Swatches LOTD

Ooooohss And Aaahhss!! 1. Really really stays on forever. 2. Doesn't smudge on my oily lids even after 8 hours of wear. 3. Friendly to the pocket 4. Faces have become quite easily available now. 5. They do not cause any allergies or reactions. 6. They are waterline safe a…