I really dislike Mondays.
I am quite verbal in my dislike of Mondays.
I’ve come to the conclusion that if I am going to continually write about all the terrible things that start off my week I might as well also give you my coping mechanisms. It’s only fair.
So, without further ado: things that make the bleary, gray, horrible beginning of my week a little bit more lovable.
- Tea. Not always doable in the mornings, but I would still advise you to sacrifice all of the required ten minutes it takes to make a cup of tea and drink it, or at least smell it appreciatively and then forget it on some counter top.
- Cats. If, like me, you find yourself with a kitty shaped gap in your life you’re kinda out of luck with this one. Luckily the internet is here to fill up your cat-absence with pictures of cats. Although not quite so pettable, a kitten picture is better than no kitten. (when especially desperate in the mornings I would advise you to take the hardcore step of kitten gifs.)
- If you find yourself still in school, a slack morning class may help. Depending on your temperament and schedule this may or may not work for you. In my case I would happily transfer out of tech but for two reasons:
(I need the tech credit in order to do important things in life, like graduate,
(This class provides me with internet access and a teacher who doesn’t care what sort of shenanigans we get up to so long as some sort of word documents get transferred as proof that we are learning ‘something‘.
- Bjork. Alternately ‘The Tallest Man on Earth’ or ‘Animal Collective’. These all tend to make the world a better place in the mornings when I don’t want to get out of bed.
- Yarn. Even if you don’t knit or crochet, do yourself a favor and look at pretty skeins of yarn once in a while. Looking at yarn in real life gives you the opportunity to rub it against your neck and smell it, whereas online yarn is slightly easier to find and provides you with a smaller chance that your money is going to fly out of your pocket. The choice is up to you.
- Sleep. This one makes such a gigantic difference to Mondays. And if sleep doesn’t appeal to you (I have been known to look down on sleep as being ‘for the weak’.) perhaps researching things lucid dreaming might make you a bit more interested.
Speaking of lucid dreaming, I watched this beautiful and trippy film last night…well worth it!