Everybody is familiar with this day- it's a day when zombies rise from their death, walking aimlessly looking for things to remind them the suffering is real.
It's a day when your cubicle mood reaches the weekly low, it's a day when you just wish sleep-walking is a synonym for 'auto-pilot'. You wish all work is done without doing any work.
There's decent pointers around to counter this phenomenon, but seriously..being lazy by default, the last thing you would want to do is deceiving your unconscious soul to wake up.
Mundane Monday is a must. Even if you can temporarily disable the lethargic aura and face the day with your false sense of optimism, there's some 50 Mondays waiting next.
You know persistence is never your middle-name, and before you know it, the next Monday you will always realize that:
- You spend an entire week just to rest for (at most) 2 days. Without any excuse to switch your cell-phone off.
- Sluggishness becomes the one only similarity between you and all your colleagues.
- You wish everyone's office is next door from their home. The morning traffic is unbearable.
- You regret the way you spent your weekend- thanks to your standard 'How's your weekend?' pitch to start the ho-hum ball rolling.
- You have a greater urge to be the boss, after watching his morning tardiness often went unpunished.
Don't fool yourself. Your body knows the truth whichever mean you use to cloak them. You had your break the day before, the lag will always be there when you start your working day again. It's the inertia effect. And I've even profited from it.
Don't be a hypocrite. Let's counter this Monday Blues using a more direct way - let's break this curse on Monday, let there be no more negative feeling on this very day.
Here's my ultimate prescription for you to weed off the effect of Monday Blues once and for all:
Work 7 days a week.