Finding space for creative, generative action can seem impossible in the midst of so many requirements and expectations.
Why do we hate Mondays? Are there things we are doing or not doing during the weekend that makes our Mondays the worst? Stop and think about it. If you aren’t jumping out of bed Monday morning, there is a problem. “Living for the weekend” is not a long-term strategy. You cannot go through life accepting that 5 out of every 7 days are going to be spent doing some undesirable to you. And there is no clearer answer to that than how you feel first thing Monday morning.
Some of the things you could do to break the monotonous Monday routine are-
1. Stop what you are doing
We build so many expectations for the weekend during the week. We’ll travel, catch up with all the pending work, meet friends, party, read and whatnot. But as the weekend arrives we are paralyzed but the weight of our own exceptions. So, all we do is to sleep/ Netflix. And as the weekend fades away we try to hold on till the last possible moment. We stay up till late dreading Monday. But do we really need to save our lives for the weekend? A better approach will be to distribute our expectations throughout the week. Don’t overburden your weekend so much that it weighs you down.
2. Prepare the Day Before
People despise feeling overwhelmed, and yet so many fail to realize they do it to themselves. Failure to prepare means you are preparing to fail. Mondays are only overwhelming if you did not take Sunday to get all your ducks in a row. And the reason why most people choose not to do this is that whatever it is they’re doing isn’t enjoyable to them. Set a manageable goal throughout the week and look forward to something good the week ahead.
3. Get A Good Day Sleep
You need to fix your sleep. Period. With all the technology, blue lights, and distractions, sleep deprivation has become an epidemic. So, look at your sleep pattern. Use a wearable to track your sleep to see if you are getting enough sleep. A good sleep routine helps. Instead of watching TV, read. Listen to music. Meditate. Take 200 mg L-Theanine at the beginning of the phase. It takes about 30 days to reset your sleep cycle. The moment you fix your sleep you’ll immediately see improvements in everything else you do.
4. Selective Social media
Browse through Instagram on a Monday morning and you’ll see half a dozen coffee cup quote graphics either sharing the pains of waking up on a Monday, or the relentless ambition one must possess in order to crush Mondays goals. What’s more important is, what do YOU want? How do YOU want to be spending your Monday? And then what can you do in order to bring that to fruition? Choose only positivity in your social media.
5. Read Your Favourite Book
Reading is the quickest, easiest, and most affordable escape from reality that you will ever get. And I don’t mean reading self-help blogs or news or non-fiction business books. I’m talking about fiction and fantasy books that transport you to a different world where your everyday problems cease to exist and your imagination goes into overdrive. Books are an instant portal to another dimension, one which can be accessed anywhere you may be.
There are a few other effective but unfeasible ways to break the monotony of your Monday. Moving to a new home or finding a new place to work from can help you change things for the better. One thing is clear though– if you find yourself stuck in a boring routine, only you can do something to get out of it. So pick one from this list and get going.
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2 Minute Habits That Will Change Your Life For Good
“Good Habits formed at youth make all the difference.” – Aristotle
We all have plans to get healthier and lead a happy life. But most of the time we don’t know where to start. When you’re not sure what direction to go, start small. You don’t have to revamp your whole life all at once. You can embark upon the journey toward a healthier lifestyle simply by incorporating any of these 10 healthy habits into your life today. They don’t take a ton of time, but they have tremendous health returns!
Have A Goal For The Day
It really only takes a couple of minutes to figure out what you need to get done each day. However, many people skip this important step, and therefore, try to get too much done in 24 hours. In turn, they feel frazzled, unfocused, and anxious. To alleviate those feelings, simply set realistic goals for the day so that you know where to focus your energy. This is perhaps one of the best pieces of lifestyle advice we could give you because focused energy has the power to totally change your life.
Make Lemon Your Friend
Your body needs to be rehydrated first thing in the morning. But swap out the ice water and add warm lemon water to your daily routine instead. Warm lemon water quenches thirst, preps and primes your digestive system, aids in detoxification and supplies a free-radical-crushing dose of vitamin C. Lemons may taste acidic, but they are actually alkaline-forming, helping the body maintain an ideal pH balance and neutralizing free radicals to keep you feeling vivacious and looking vibrant. Lemon water benefits the enzyme functions in your body, stimulating the liver and flushing out toxins.
Long Deep Breaths
When you feel anxious, you disrupt the ease and flow of your breath. You might not even notice these slight disruptions in your breathing pattern and how they affect you. But reestablishing normal breathing restores your energy and focus. To do this, breathe in through the nose for a count of five. Feel as though there’s a balloon that is filling your entire pelvis and causing it to stretch out in all directions. Hold that inhale for a moment, and when you exhale, contract all the muscles in and up the spine as you exhale for a count of five. Hold the exhale for a moment and repeat 10 times.
Move Every 1 Hour
When it comes to improving your movement, it’s not just about doing your workout for an hour in the morning and checking it off the list. Your body thrives on movement. More movement all throughout the day is highly beneficial for your body and brain. Mobility exercises help lubricate the joints to ward off stiffness, aid in circulation and help boost energy levels and increase focus and productivity. For every hour of sitting, aim for at least a few minutes of mobility drills, such as alternating between arm backstrokes and pelvic circles.
Make Gratitude A Habit
The society is constantly telling us we need to be more, do more, have more and achieve more. It can be depleting and depressing. Keep your vibe high and light by filtering out the noise and filling yourself up with gratitude throughout each day. Keep a journal in which you jot down what you’re grateful for each evening before bed or when you wake up in the morning. Try writing affirmations positive things about yourself and your life. Or write a thank-you note to someone to say how grateful you are to have him or her in your life.
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Looking To Buy Pretty Umbrellas? Here’s What We Have For You
Monsoon is here and we know what it means- RAIN! Yes, no matter how much we love rain, it surely does trouble us performing our daily functions such as going to work, waiting for a friend, taking a bus or a cab, walking to the gym or going out for shopping. The heavy rain can prevent us from doing all these day-to-day activities. However, there is one solution- UMBRELLAS. Carrying an umbrella with you during the monsoon season is always a good idea.
Now, you must be thinking that umbrellas are boring, right?
Well, you are wrong this time! Thanks to some amazing and quirky stores, umbrellas are not so boring anymore. in fact, they come in pretty colours, prints and designs. If you want such umbrellas in your life too, so worry not as we have curated a list of places where you can go shopping, online or offline.
Let us waste no more time and get started right away!
PropShop24 is selling beautiful and vibrant collections of umbrellas. You can simply visit their website and start adding these quirky and stylish things to your cart.
Chumbak, the quirkiest store ever is offering beautiful prints their umbrella collection. You can shop for it online and offline.
Miniso, our favourite Japanese store has been offering folding umbrellas. They are easy to carry to work and college as they fit perfectly in your bag.
Mango People not only has a colourful collection but also a designer and transparent collection. You have a wide variety to choose from.
Going out to your favourite sport? Let us say, golf? Don’t let the rain be an excuse and pick up these colourful and sustainable beauties from Decathlon.
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Wiz Khalifa Is Performing In Delhi! ‘See You Again’
“Love everything you hate about yourself.” – Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa, the American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor. The uber-famous rapper is slated to perform in Delhi and we’re honestly shaking right now! So drop whatever you’re doing and pay close attention to what we’re about to tell you guys next!
After announcing their return to Goa earlier this year, Sunburn Festival is kicking off the 2019 season with one of their biggest Arena shows till date. Rapper Wiz Khalifa will visit India in September to perform live in the country. The “See you again” hit-maker will be performed in Delhi and Mumbai as part of Sunburn Arena on September 14 and 15 respectively.
The Greatest Wiz In Town! It’s our supreme pleasure to bring this awesome news to all you music fans out there – the global sensation and rapper par excellence, Wiz Khalifa, will be trooping over to Delhi on the 14th of September to perform at Sunburn Arena and we’re incredibly stoked! So now, you’ll finally have the chance to sing along to hits like See You Again, Sucker For Pain, Black And Yellow, No Sleep and more with the man himself.
He has collaborated with bigwigs such as Maroon 5, Charlie Puth, Snoop Dogg and the likes and now, he is all set to perform for the FIRST TIME EVER in Delhi. The bookings have already begun, so make sure you grab yours before they’re sold out!
Call up your besties, neighbours and anyone else you’re gonna take along and we’ll see you there!
When | Saturday, 14th September
Where | To B Disclosed
Timings | 5 PM Onwards
Entry | Rs 1,499 Onwards
It’s been a long day without you, my friend
And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again
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