How Karachites Spend Winter Compared To Islamabadis
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11 WAYS TO BEAT THE MONDAY BLUES

Right when you were about to think life is perfect, that though hits you - tomorrow is Monday!

It’s Sunday evening, and you’re in one of two situations: you’re relaxing in your comfortable chair, a book in one hand, and a cup of tea beside you on the table, or you’re living it up with your mates. Right when you were about to think life is perfect, that though hits you – tomorrow is Monday!

The term “Monday Blues” is not a figure of speech, it’s a medically recognized phenomenon.

Jeff Lindsay, a famous psychologist, says “In my lifelong study of human beings, I have found that no matter how hard they try, they have found no way yet to prevent the arrival of Monday morning. And they do try, of course, but Monday always comes…”

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Yes it does. Monday rolls around like clockwork – every 7th day is a Monday – aaarrrgggghhhh!

If you’re among those who looks forward to work / education institute every Monday, then stop reading this article. Go bounce around in your room in anticipation of the joys of the up-coming week and ignore us while we howl at the moon.

With the experience of many, many Mondays in our lives (more than we care to remember, actually) we have realized that while Mondays are tough, they can be made easier with a little forethought and pre-planning.

Read on, o you Monday haters, and find some silver lining to the dark cloud, which is the upcoming Monday:

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Start off right

Tummy khush toh hum khush. Start a Monday right by having a frittata, or a batch of fluffy pancakes, or even the much loved anda paratha. Khushi guaranteed.

Put your style on display

Sure you’ve heard about dressing for impressing, but who is going to do all the effort on a Monday? Well, it turns out that dressing up has a very positive effect on your mood and overall demeanor. Plan ahead. Lay out an outfit that’ll give you a confidence boost on Sunday evening.

Make caffeine your best friend

Let’s face it, you’re probably going to get to work at 10:00 and be sleepy by 10:30. It happens to the best of us and there is really no way to combat it, except for caffeine. Coffee is the perfect way to give yourself that extra energy boost that you so desperately need. Chai lovers can totally substitute with a hot cup of fresh doodh patti!

Play some music and pump up the volume

Don’t want to suffer through the morning drive on a Monday? Are you dreading the office chatter? Pump up the volume in the car and on the PC, shuffle your playlist and put your favorite band on loop! Music is a stress buster, and it definitely helps banish those Monday blues!

Treat yourself at lunch

You know you deserve it. A pre-planned special lunch or teatime snack is definitely something to look forward to on the first day of the week.

See a friend

We know Mondays are usually overwhelming but when you plan a meet up with a friend, you are more likely to look forward to the day. If going out sounds too much of work, invite the friend to your place and catch up with weekend shenanigans over a meal ordered in!

Get the blood pumping

Hit the gym! Exercising immediately after work may not seem fun till you actually do it, but will it get the blood going, and it’ll certainly help burn off the calories from weekend partying. Also, exercising gives you a high, and every Monday needs a high!

Treat yourself at lunch

You know you deserve it. A pre-planned special lunch or teatime snack is definitely something to look forward to on the first day of the week.

The truth is winter is amazingly beautiful in both the cities; but the way of living and cross city diversity makes it absolutely interesting! While Karachi gets to witness cold for hardly a week, Islamabad has more time to make the most of the weather. Probably this is the reason why Karachites are overly excited towards it, whereas Islamabad treats winter like phuppo who keeps coming over frequently to stay over!

Do you think there are more differences in the way both these cities see winters? Tell us in the comments below.

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Numair Shahzada
numair@couchpotato.com.pk

Numair Shahzada is the brand manager at Couch Potato. He has a great passion for creating beautiful user experiences and insightful content

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