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Ever feel like the day is never going to end?
No matter how hard we work it seems as if we are making no progress. Does Monday seem to last until Friday? Days like these will send us into a work-coma fast.
It doesn’t just have to be about work. It can be a combination of work, life, relationships or anything in between. I like to call it the “hamster wheel.” Spinning and spinning but getting nowhere fast.
I have fell into this comatose too many times.
I have finally figured out three ways that have helped me get off the hamster wheel and on track to a fantastic Monday a better life.
1. Sex with a side of testosterone for breakfast.
In a rush for the morning commute? Skip the eggs and indulge in a quickie. Research has proven that sex in the morning can not only make us feel better throughout the day but also help reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. A quickie a day will keep the doctor away.
Dr. Debby Herbenick, an American research scientist and sex advice columnist, said: “Having sex in the morning releases the feel-good chemical oxytocin, which makes couples feel loving and bonded all day long.”
Dr. Herbenick, author of the book Because it Feels Good, states: “It makes you stronger and more beautiful too: Morning sex can strengthen your immune system for the day by enhancing your levels of IgA, an antibody that protects against infection
Men, ever wondered why you are stiff as a board in the morning? Men build up testosterone overnight and have a three to four hour window, in the morning, when the testosterone levels are at their peak. So, do each other a favor and have some fun before work.
2. Flirt your way through the day.
Flirting is a great way to make ourselves feel good. A little timid when it comes to giving the wink? Try it out in baby steps. Smile at a random guy in the parking garage or maybe wink at the valet. It doesn’t mean we’re asking them out, it’s just for fun and will boost our self-esteem. Flirt with our goals. Flirt with our spouse. Flirt with disaster. Flirt with our money. Flirt with our hobbies. Flirt with our boss. Flirt with the bartender.
“Flirtation is an art. Flirtation lightens the spirit. It is the quickest way out of a jam—you can melt arguments, evaporate traffic tickets, win a spot at a crowded restaurant. Flirtation eases communication. It makes whatever you wish come to you more smoothly.” ~ Mama Gena
Don’t be so serious, have some fun in life and see just how far our flirtatious endeavors will get us.
3. Say “no.”
Mondays don’t have to be the worst day of the week, but we let it be. Learn to say “no!” If we are stretched thin and don’t have time to accomplish the things already on our plate then don’t take on new ones. Say “no.”
We get so used to saying yes for everything that we forget that this two letter word could save us a hassle. Every situation is going to be different and we won’t be able to say “no” to everything. Contrary to popular believe I am not Super Man. I can’t do everything or be everywhere at once.
Practice delegating things that are not priority and share the responsibility. I have learned to say “no,” but still get the job done. Think outside the box.
Author: Tim Foster
Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock
Photo: flickr/Daniel Morrison