7 steps to reduce monday morning stress (aka: how to prevent a case of the mondays)

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  1. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    by sunday evening:

    1. make sure all of your laundry is clean, dried, and neatly put away. don't leave that pile of mismatched socks sitting on the drier. deal with it.

    2. make sure you've washed your bedding, including comforters and quilts. then, when you're ready for bed sunday night, you'll lie down on/in a fresh, soft, and relaxing bed.

    3. make sure you have all of your groceries for the week. if you prepare meals in advance, have them done and in the fridge or freezer by sunday night. for example, i've got a few days worth of porridge in the fridge, i already chopped and cooked veggies for my veggie hoagies, and i have chicken corn chowder ready for the crockpot in the morning.

    4. don't do work stuff sunday night. put it away and come back to it tomorrow.

    5. take time to laugh with and enjoy your partner. laughter increases neurotransmitter levels and reduces cortisol levels. it's a natural antidepressant/anxiolytic.

    6. breathe slowly and deeply for five minutes.

    7. don't check e-mail, facebook, or other such nonsense.
     
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    gilaet King Of Town Staff Member

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    tl;dr
     
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    White people problems :pie:
     
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    VAsiCkBoy Well-Known Member

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    who eats porridge?
     
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    8. pwn faggits on the webs
     
  6. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    healthy people who think they're superior to non-healthy/non-porridge eaters.
     
  7. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    :cheer:

    9. make sure you have any vitamins (or if you're old and sickly, meds) set up and ready for the morning. i take omega-3/phish oil, vitamin e, a probiotic, and a multivitamin daily. they are ready downstairs for me to take them right away in the a.m.
     
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    I take Krill Gold softgels now. I usually do the Carlson's Very fine lemon flavored fish oil
     
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    I have my clothes ready the night before.
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    I have to get up at 4 am tomorrow. I'm not sure anything in the world can help that :dontknow:
     
  11. Chigs

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    I never have a bad day when I can listen to Phish
     
  12. Daveindiego

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    Porridge? :wtf:
     
  13. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    as petty as dinks rules seems it makes sense. i'm always pissed when the wife commits us to a sunday afternoon family or neighbor get together. i always tell her fridays & saturdays only, let me have my sundays to get ready for the upcoming week on my own terms.
    i hate being committed to sunday bullshit. i gots work to mind meld
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    with those 7 simple rules i know i speak for most when i say dink is turning us gay:cool:
     
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    Porridge. :cwl:

    Dinkus Goddamn, Mother Fucking, Cocksucking Mayhem is lord and master of all that he surveys. Take heed people, this seemingly innocent childlike dervish has life firmly by the nutsack.
     
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    WTF is Stevia? :wtf:
     
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    Please sir, I want some more.

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    Making coffee on Sunday night also reduces the pain of Monday.
     
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    Not reading stupid lists Sunday nights helps too :coffee: