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Getting a Grip on Monday . . .

Monday, August 16, 2010

Its Monday & here's a few ways in which we can combat those Monday blues:

Step 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.

Step 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.

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

Step 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.

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

I am not having a problem with Monday for a change but it was tough to leave the house. I need to get out more, I promise you I do! I love being at home but going outside is like carrying around a ton of bricks some days. Others its a breez. . .

God bless & enjoy Monday!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CIERAPOET 8/18/2010 11:53PM

    I love #4. lol that will wake anyone up. And it is hard to get back out when u have been in so long. I had to throw myself out there on Monday then Tuesday came easy and my lil work came easy and I enjoyed myself. Everyone should enjoy the work they perform. Thanks Dee.
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LJLEAMARIE 8/18/2010 3:01PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon HI,I like your spark page,it is cool!
I like your blog too!Funny!Thanks for sharing your tips with us.Your Watermelon picture made me Smile!
Can I add you as a friend?

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PURPOSEPOWER95 8/17/2010 11:38PM

    lol I've learned to be monday lover!

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CWYNN01 8/17/2010 9:47AM

    Way to beat the Monday blues!! Great tips!

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NISSANGIRL 8/16/2010 5:48PM

    Thanks for posting this Much needed Blog on a Monday! Loved the first picture! Have a Great Tuesday Dee! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MRSGOFARR 8/16/2010 5:18PM

    Mondays are like the day of the week that you wish you could warp to the last part of it. Even if there is an optional good lunch moment.

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CBARRETT10 8/16/2010 4:12PM

  Step # 3 was me this morning! emoticon

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RAINSTORM17 8/16/2010 4:06PM

    Thanks for the tips. emoticon

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CHIPANDCHRIS 8/16/2010 3:58PM

  I loved all of the tips! This will help me to stay on track with my own journey. Thanks for this little bit of inspiration!

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