Everyone hates Mondays. It has been that way right from our childhood. We dreaded Mondays when we were school Kids. The same fear continues even after we become working professionals. 93 % of office goers in India do not have job satisfaction. Work life is stressful for many working professionals.

A suggestion to the makers of Facebook

Researches also reveal that every one use facebook at work. Hence, instead of introducing millions of lousy games, it is time that Facebook introduced OFFICE-WORK in the form of a game. Work productivity will increase by multiple folds. Work will be completed on time. Job satisfaction would increase. But till such a change happens, sleeping in the workplace would be the number one job that everyone would aspire to perform.

Scientific proof

Medical science says that One-third of a day (8 hours) should be spent on sleeping. 8 hours of sleep is a distant dream for many working professionals. Most people blame their work for their lack of sleep. But this had not been the case ten years back. This clearly shows that work is not the culprit. Experts say one of the most alluring sleep distractions is the 24-hour accessibility of the internet. So if you are not having a proper sleep, chances are that you are hooked on to the computer for a long time.

My sleep life

These days I sleep as late as 2 am and end up waking up at 6 am. I get only 4 hours of proper sleep. When I was a kid, my folks had a strict rule at home. I should hit the bed at 10 pm. In the morning I would wake up at 7 am. That gave me 9 hours sleep. I hated getting to bed as early as 10 pm and I hated waking up as early as 7 am. My folks would use many methods to wake me up everyday. They used to have a tough time to get me out of bed. Now when I reminisce on those days I also realize that such days would never come back for sure.

Mom's technique to wake me up

“ Prason! Get out of bed. It is 7 o clock. You will be late to school”.

“Mommy! Just 5 more minutes”.

“ Get up. You have to iron your school uniform”

“ Mommy! Can you please iron it for me”

After 5 minutes she raises her voice

“ PRASONNNN! Get out of your bed”

“ ZZZZZzzzzzzZZZzzz”

“Are you sleeping?”

“No Mommy! I am praying”

“ Ok stop lying.” She would then grab my ears and twist it and pull me out of bed.

“Did you wet your bed again?”

“No mommy! I was just sweating so much last night”

“Aren’t you ashamed to wet your bed? You are ten years old”

“Go and kneel down”

(I really have no clue how kneeling down would stop me from wetting my bed the following night)

Dad’s technique to wake me up

Dad uses the irritating technique to wake me up. It is also called as the “mosquito buzzing in your ear” technique. He would start buzzing in my ear at 6.30 am.

“Prason. It is already 7.30 am” ( He would alter the time in the wall clock in my room. I would immediately cross check the time with my wrist-watch which would be under my pillow and the time would be 6.30 am)

“ Pappa! You are lying. It is only 6.30. I wanna sleep more”

Every two minutes, he would come and whisper into my ear that it is 7.30 am. His technique worked well.

Sister’s technique to wake me up

My sister was my nemesis during my childhood days. She adopted the third degree torture method to wake me up. Some of her torture methods are

  • She would throw our spaniel dog –Bubbly on my bed. He would lick my face
  • She would switch on the fan and regulate it in full speed ( I do not use fan)
  • She would focus torch light on my face.
  • She would sprinkle water on my face.
  • She would invite all her girlfriends to my room and wake me up.( I used to dread that because I had the habit of wetting my bed)
I miss those days

-Chronicwriter