The night before Monday begins is when the blues start to reach their peak. You are trapped wide awake in the hours between midnight and dawn. You blame yourself for sleeping in on Sunday morning and napping so much even after that. Whatever you do, do not count sheep because focusing on the numbers keeps you awake.
How do you deal with Monday blues when they make you like a slob on the inside and out? Well, at least you are not alone because this is how our Mondays are.
SUNDAY NIGHT INSOMNIA
Your Monday blues starts with Sunday night insomnia as you count sheep trying to drift off to sleep. Instead, thoughts about the pile of work you left uncleared on TGIF crowds your mind. It definitely does no’t help that you slept in and napped through Sunday.
YOU CANNOT DEAL WITH LIFE
Come morning, you cannot wake up and do not want to get out of bed to face the world and that pile of work you now actually have to clear instead of just fret about.
TOO LAZY FOR BREAKFAST
But you decided you cannot be bothered right now—not when the bed feels so cosy—and you snooze anyway. You start to dream about that Sunday big breakfast you had instead of actually making something to eat. Who needs breakfast when you can have sleep?
YOU REALLY CANNOT GET UP
But no, you really have to get up. You are going to be late. You try to snooze but you cannot really drift off. Your alarm went off thrice. Can your mum just barge in and drag you out of bed?
YOU ARRIVE (ALMOST) LATE
You run. You run for the bus and the traffic light and grab a bun along the way because you are still starving. This exercise and light breakfast diet was not how you planned on losing that weight you gained from being on your butt all day in the office.
LOTS OF COFFEE
Coffee. You desperately need COFFEE to wake… you up. You reached office—just in time—but the adrenaline is wearing off and you need something to force you awake so you punch the Espresso machine and try not to fall asleep while sipping the hot cuppa.
WAIT AROUND FOR THE CAFFEINE KICK
You finish the last drop and wait for the caffeine rush because you simply cannot function and cannot find the will to before coffee pulses through your veins. That chirpy colleague walks by—you long gave up wondering how he keeps it up.
FAIL AT GETTING WORK DONE
You pick up your pen or start to tap away at your keyboard to try to get work done. But it’s Monday. You scratch off whatever you write because nothing your brain churns out makes sense.
TIME CRAWLS BY
All you can think of is, “When is lunch time?”. You sneak glances at the clock every five minutes. When can you get out to breathe?
WEEKEND, PLEASE COME SOON
It is still Monday even after lunch is done. You cannot wait for Saturday once more.