Do you ever have to swallow your sunday night and spin in your bed to break out on Monday? How is it possible that you have to work so hard every week after a nice relaxing weekend? The answer is: weekend break. If you also suffer from that Monday morning fatigue, we’ll explain how that comes AND how to jump your bed next Monday!
You know the infamous jetlag of a long flight journey. You cross through various time zones on which your body is completely out of control. A long weekend home can have the same effect, and that every week again. With a “weekend break” this is a break in your fixed pattern. During the weekend, spend two days sleeping late and sleeping in the morning as long as you feel like it. That feels delicious but Monday you get the backlash.
Just like the hangover after an evening, sleep on Saturday and Sunday gives you a hangover on Monday morning. Throughout the week you usually have a fixed rhythm. You are going to bed at a fixed time and at a fixed time again. Your body is able to deviate from it occasionally but two nights and mornings one after another confuses your natural rhythm completely.Fortunately, there are several ways to avoid this weekend break.
Enjoy … but to a degree
Have an evening stroll on Friday or Saturday night should be possible? Certainly, but should it really be that late or can you go home sooner? And even if it gets late then get up on time, put that annoying alarm clock. Give yourself an hour or two more but no longer. Then step out of bed and start the day with a refreshing shower or an exciting piece of jogging.
It is better to shift the time limits on Friday evening and Saturday morning than Saturday and Sunday morning. You have to bring your body back to standard rhythm.
Plan a nice evening
If you go to bed late and get up early early, you’ll sleep for a few hours. Still, that’s better than staying. Those extra hours in bed give no rest. By planning fun activities in the evenings, with your family if possible, you have something to look forward to and you will not fall asleep for normal bedtime. Beware of smoking, caffeine and alcohol before you go to sleep that disturbs the night’s sleep and breaks your sleepiness.
Longer sleep makes you tired
The idea of long sleep is delicious, but in practice you only become sober. Pray for one night at weekends to get out, but sinking until late at night does not really need every weekend, and the whole weekend. Get up on time, make a deliciously laid-back breakfast and keep yourself busy with fun weekend activities. Whatever you do, keep your sleep schedule in place and you’ll never see that Monday morning monster in the mirror. That’s also taken great for your colleagues at work!