The alarm rings. You groan and cover your head with a pillow. The alarm rings again, you try to ignore it. After the third ring, you’ve had it. You sit up, yawn, and look around you with that weary feeling in the pit of your stomach. “Oh, no”, you say to yourself, “it’s Monday, again.” Welcome to the dreaded Monday blues.
Everyone is all too familiar with the feeling that makes it feel like Mondays go slower than the entire year combined. But worry not, even if you can’t get rif of the Monday blues, here are some snacks that will pick your spirits up when you feel like hurrying home and jumping straight back into bed.
The quickest way to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Really, it’s that simple. Add a dash of honey for that extra zing.
The natural sugar in fruit provides a quick pick-me-up when you’re dragging and helps keep blood sugar levels steady because it’s packed with fiber. Go bananas!
When the day is driving you nuts, don’t give in. Grab a fistful of nuts and crunch the lethargy away.
Great news, chocoholics! Nibbling a square of dark chocolate as a post-lunch dessert is good for you. It contains the natural stimulant theobromine, similar to caffeine, which boosts your energy and your mood.
Whole Grain Toast
Carbohydrates provide 60 percent of the energy required to make your body go, and whole grains are packed with complex carbs (the good kind!) So grab a slice, throw it in the toaster, top it with some cucumber and, season it with salt and you’re ready to bite the Blues away.
Instead of heading for a coffee to lift your spirits, grab a cup or elaichi chai (Cardamom tea) for an instant pick me up. this spice is known for its ability to increase energy and promote blood flow by expanding small blood vessels.
We know, we know! The sound of asparagus is more likely to send you running for a nap. But wait, give it a chance. This green veggie is high in B vitamins, which naturally boosts healthy energy levels by turning fats into glucose, fuelling up your energy and mood for the rest of the day!
So don’t let the Monday blues drown you, sail strong and get ahead of it!