The hangover of the weekend fun isn’t over yet, and you want to remain in that groove a little more. However, the tinkling sound of your alarm clock just does not let you snooze for even a minute more. At last, you reluctantly wake up and do the preparations. You rush to the loo, put on your uniform, pack your bag and hit your school.
By the time you reach college, you already feel fatigued and lazy. You have missed your breakfast, and now you have to go through six hours of intense studies. You have to force your eyes to remain open so that you can concentrate on your work. This feeling of weariness just makes you go insane and compels you to flee from the classroom.
Monday mornings are always a nightmare – technically speaking, it is a “Daymare” – for students. After all the fun on weekend, they have to prepare for the usual affairs of classes and studies. No wonder there is a higher ratio of students who bunk classes on Monday. However, if Monday blues is something that you are battling with every week, then the following guidelines will help you fight it better:
|Partying Late Makes Waking Up Monday Difficult! Flickr: Jirka_Matousek|
1. Resist The Urge To Stay Awake Late On Weekends
Cause: Students often hangout on Weekends, till late night, and have a blast. The ecstasy of partying keeps them awake till the wee hours. In an attempt to vent out all their stress, they forget that they have other commitments as well.
Solution: Monday is the first day of the week and if you ruin it with your last night adventures, then you are actually messing up your whole week. While weekend is a good opportunity to relax and chill out, it does not do any good if you stay awake till 2 am. The 4-5 hours of sleep that you get after staying up late is enough to cause your Monday Blues. Therefore, you should go to bed an hour earlier than your usual routine so that you can avoid the sleep deficit caused by the late night hangouts.
2. Make a Plan
Cause: Without planning and organization, students often wreck their whole weekend. Due to lack of planning, they fail to do their work or chores systematically and thus delay things till late night. Ultimately, they wake late at night and ruin their Monday morning.
Solution: Students who plan their Sundays are able to manage both their life and studies better than the couch potatoes. Make your plans a day before Sunday and set the time table. A strategic planning will help you accomplish your tasks in a timely manner and avoid postponing the things until midnight.
3. Have a Nutrition-Rich Breakfast
Cause: Many students skip the breakfast in a hurry to catch their class. Ultimately, they feel tired and sleepy during their lectures and lose the focus on their studies.
Solution: Skipping the breakfast is the ultimate blow to your studies. If your brain takes time to wake up and if you have constant bouts of drowsiness, then hopping your morning meal is the worst thing you can do on the Monday. Get a nutritious breakfast and have some hot coffee to stimulate your mind and soul. With a healthy breakfast, you will feel more energized to start your day.
4. Wake Up Early
Cause: Many students who complain about Monday blues have a habit of waking up late. They tend to stay late and wake up early, when the Sun is out. Consequently, they feel less motivated for the studies and take their class in the state of sleepiness.
Solution: Students who wake up late often delay the things and disturb their entire work cycle of the week. Avoid the temptation of waking up late on Monday and instead hop out of your bed a few minutes earlier. This will help you arrange your things in advance and thus you will able to enjoy your day and work energetically. You can use this time sorting out your assignment or preparing the notes. In this way, you will feel more relaxed and motivated for the classes.
5. Organize Your Tasks For Monday
Cause: Mostly students mess their Mondays due to their lack of organization. Students stack loads of work of the previous week for the Monday. So, when they start their work, they first have to tackle the work from last week and then proceed to the current week’s task, which is quite hectic. Ultimately, they feel an exaggerated feeling of anxiety and stress in the form of Monday blues.
Solution: Students can alleviate their Monday Blues by organizing their entire task before the weekend. In this way, they feel more energized and activated when Monday arrives. Always do your work on time and never leave anything for the next day or week, for that matter.
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