The Qatari way of beating the morning blues!

The Qatari way of beating the morning blues!

kadija latibu
By kadija latibu

It goes without saying that holidays are the best times of the year. If you’re a lazy slob like me, you’d want to snuggle into your blanket watching your favourite movie while devouring that Chinese take-out of yours, wishing that holidays would simply go on.  

However, we do have to come back to the real world some time or the other. Now that the Summer hols are (sadly) almost at their end and schools in Qatar are supposedly to re-open on the first week of September, let’s take a look at some tips to beat those dreaded morning blues!

#1- The feeling of starting your day with a little bit of Yoga is unexplainable. For those of you who are new to it, trust me, Yoga can really help in rejuvenating your body and mind.

There are a plenty of places in Qatar that deal with yoga sessions, like the Yama Yoga Studios and the Kalakshetra Qatar.

To those of you who’d enjoy the feel of the morning breeze, going for a quick jog at the tracks in the Aspire Park or sprinting along the Corniche with the blue green Doha Bay stretching around you would definitely eliminate the morning blues!

#2- A new day should always start with some positive vibes. Downloading an app of daily positive quotes can be very helpful to those morning moodiness. I simply rely on some of my favourite quotes to give a cheerful boost to my brain.

#3-My mom would always, always, say that the first step of a lousy day is missing one’s breakfast. Now, this is something that almost all mothers agree on and it does have a lot of truth behind it.

In fact, it has been proved that skipping one’s breakfast can make you slow, can lead to obesity or low blood pressure and can make you quite grumpy.

I believe that no breakfast will be complete without a cup of Karak. The sweet tea with the hint of strong spices can do wonders with the morning blues. Al-Naimi Cafeteria at Al-Sadd Street and the Chapati and Karak at the Katara are a few of the best places to head to for some mind clearing Karak.

#4- Start your day by doing things that you enjoy. I’d swear by listening to your favourite music, reading the comic strip from your daily newspaper or even tuning into a morning show!

There are a plenty of morning shows in Qatar, including the two hour morning programme launched by the QF Radio called “Rise”.

#5- Finally, being grateful for all the blessings that one has been endowed with and pausing midway on a very hectic day to count down your blessings is the ultimate way of getting rid of those morning blues.

Although holidays are the best times of the year, with summer drawing to a close, let’s dive into the rest of our life with gusto and joy (while patiently waiting for the next Summer vacation)

 

By Ishak nazim• 31 Aug 2015 16:16
Rating: 5/5
Ishak nazim

A very positive article.And it's very true skipping your morning meal makes you lazy and loose concentration on working.Actually I start my day drinking the proper amount of water before boosting straight with breakfast.avoid much as sugar,fat and salty from your daily meals.As "summer_bre eze" mention starting with fruits helps keep you In healthy.(ex.bananas,papaya).exercising daily will keep your body in shape and strong prevent you becoming obesity.make most of your day in balance not sticking into work and television or computer.As "Kadija" mentioned above listen to favourite music keeps mind set but actually what I do play my fav.song in my own way with my guitar.that makes me neutral. So "Kadija" good job again useful points for everyone. :))

By Wild Turkey• 30 Aug 2015 15:51
Rating: 4/5
Wild Turkey

QBS and QF Radio are the most unprofessional radio stations I've ever come across. Even the newsreaders don't know how to speak proper English. Amateurs.

By Ishak nazim• 3 Sep 2015 07:50
Rating: 4/5
Ishak nazim

If you are really concern about your health or if you want to start your day in healthy way go for boil egg whites and white oats it has good source of protein and magnesium .cup a green tea which has 13oz. Of caffein much lesser then black tea and coffee and some fruits.bananas 10% potassium.looking forward for more good articles from Kadija:)) good luck !!

By summer_breeze• 1 Sep 2015 21:10
Rating: 4/5
summer_breeze

Good article, but Karak is not a healthy start for any day. It is high in sugar, I would rather start my day with fresh fruits. There is already crisis of diabetes and obesity in Qatar, check here:

http://qatarsweetepidemic.org/

Eat healthy if you want to feel good.

By britexpat• 30 Aug 2015 15:10
Rating: 3/5
britexpat

Great advertising. Hope you got paid

By rsanti• 31 Aug 2015 10:54
Rating: 3/5
rsanti

To start the day with a prayer, a cup of tea/coffee or any drink that makes you feel awake and a positive outlook in life will make a better day ahead :-)

By ourhomee2000• 31 Aug 2015 10:43
Rating: 2/5
ourhomee2000

This can be a start up.....anything positive is a big deal to overcome a hectic day....A simple smile can change the lfe.. So think positive..These tips will surely help out...

By ashrafkara0• 1 Sep 2015 13:17
Rating: 2/5
ashrafkara0

Your views & advises are very correct.

Congratzzzz

By max11• 30 Aug 2015 18:32
max11

To those of you who’d enjoy the feel of the morning breeze, going for a quick jog at the tracks in the Aspire Park or sprinting along the Corniche with the blue green Doha Bay...... really in 40 degrees???? where is the breeze? are you sure you are talking about Doha???

By Wunae• 30 Aug 2015 15:28
Wunae

QF Radio - the perfect way to start your day if you like mindless drivel. Why not download a podcast with something meaningful being discussed, like news or current affairs? The last time I listened to QF radio I endured a 5 minute lecture on the history of ice cream, complete with daft music and patronizing language.

By Molten Metal• 31 Aug 2015 07:54
Molten Metal

Ya .................. ... ................. ..........

By britexpat• 31 Aug 2015 07:40
britexpat

I agree about the new day starting with some positive vibes..

My Cuban shotputter would wake up, flex her biceps, look at me with thise doey eyes and quote Fidel to start my day "...quality of life lies in knowledge, in culture. Values are what constitute true quality of life, the supreme quality of life, even above food, shelter and clothing.”

Good times :o)

By mohawahba• 31 Aug 2015 12:43
mohawahba

@rsanti very true

By dohasoccerguy• 1 Sep 2015 21:43
dohasoccerguy

this is great - its been ages since I saw such an active post on QL. Together with the usual clowns, plus the people who appreciate the effort and those who always just agree :))))

By britexpat• 30 Aug 2015 16:10
britexpat

WT: That's what makes QBS so great. Old songs, daft programs and amateur presenters

By Wild Turkey• 30 Aug 2015 16:22
Wild Turkey

"Start your day by doing things that you enjoy." If I did that I would fall asleep again, probably.

By altimaaltima05• 31 Aug 2015 06:07
altimaaltima05

Khadija you forgot to mention the very first moring job......Fajr prayer

By Jon_Qatar• 30 Aug 2015 18:04
Jon_Qatar

Yoga really works for me ... :)

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