Long working hours, heavy workloads, and terrorising bosses are how every week shapes up to be. We all know how Monday is the most despised day of the week. But, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday don't really feel any better either. You still have to keep going because there is still some time for the weekend.
You may think there is no way to pump some positive vibes but, here are some effective ways to deal with that mid-week crisis:
Start with a wholesome breakfast
Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. It also gives you the energy you need to get things done and focus at work (at least till lunch!). Those are just a few reasons why it's the most important meal of the day.
Make sure you get a healthy and hearty breakfast. A healthy breakfast should include lean proteins like eggs, and grilled chicken, fruits, whole grains, and some vegetables will provide you with the most energy and dietary benefits.
Foods with Vitamin C, like berries and oranges, help your brain signals function so that you're more alert. Akiva Superfoods' all-natural Amla shot boasts high levels of Vitamin C. Made with the king of ayurvedic herbs, this 60 ml shot gives you ten times more Vitamin C than a regular orange. What are you thinking? It's perfect!
Who said dressing up is only for Friday nights and weekend brunches? Consider it the sartorial placebo effect. When you pass by your spiffy image in a reflective surface, you'll stand a little taller thinking, who is that handsome? So, treat yourself with a new outfit. Ditch your usual attire with the joy of dressing to impress! This only makes you feel happy and confident. Bring some positive energy and good vibes into your mid-week crisis.
Step away and take a deep breath
While there seems to be no end to your hustle, you probably wonder why all this is important, and how easy it would be if you were on a backpacking adventure to the mountains. What you need to do here is relax! To stay motivated through the week, all you need to do is relax. Meditate a little to free your brain from all your depressing thoughts and hit your refresh button.
Tune into your favourite playlist
It is the most efficient way of obstructing all the stress that is consuming you. Mid-week blues are sad vibes originating from your brain, which make everything around you boring. Nothing in your environment seems entertaining enough, and hence, you feel low. That's when you turn up the music. Take a 15-minute break from whatever it is that you're doing and listen to your favourite song. You can always sing along a little and pass on those happy vibes to your lovely coworkers.
Block your calendar
Back-to-back meetings and calls always take over your schedule. Planning every day is a super-effective way to make the most of your week. But, don't forget to fuel it with short breaks and positive vibes. Set up reminders to get up and walk around. Set up reminders every hour to get up from your seat and walk around. Mingle with your coworkers and don't forget to drink a tall glass of water on your way back. It always works wonders.
Snack it up
A tasty work snack can make the difference between providing energy and making you sluggish. But the next time you're tempted to reach into a colleague's bag of chips or then stop at the vending machine and grab a fizzy drink, stop yourself. There are healthier alternatives (just browse through Akiva Superfoods range of health shots!)
Mid-week blues are easy to tackle when you know the right thing to do. Try one of our tips, and you'll definitely get over them. Hold yourself together. Friday is coming!