Got the Monday Blues?


July 13, 2015

 
Got the Monday blues?  Well, then you are right there with a million or so others who hate Mondays for no other reason than Monday is the day that follows Sunday.  Experts say that people who suffer from the blues on Monday, or any day that follows your day off, should think about their career path.  They suggest that the root of the blues is your job.  If you loved your job, then you would wake up every Monday energized and ready to go to work.  Since Mondays leave you wishing you could pull the covers over your head and stay in bed, then…you’ve got it--you must not love your job.  That is probably true in many cases, but not everyone who suffers from the Monday blues hates their job.  In this bloggers humble opinion, this feeling comes from the idea perpetuated by the media.  Without even really trying I can name a dozen songs that sell the idea that we are living for the weekend.  Too many Americans spend the hours between Monday morning and Friday afternoon wishing their lives away, focused on the fun they are going to have once Friday rolls around—even if that fun is something as tame as not setting the alarm and sleeping in on Saturday.  If you suffer from the Monday blues, the fix is simple.  You need to reprogram your brain.  No, you don’t need to spend your hard earned money on a reprogrammer of brains, assuming you could find such a person in the yellow pages.  To reprogram your brain you need to find something that you love to do and schedule it for Mondays.  Then write a note to yourself and post it where you will see it often (I love Mondays.  On Mondays I get to___________.).  When you set your alarm on Sunday night, say, “Oh good.  Tomorrow is Monday and I get to ___________.  
 
 Soon you will find that you are looking forward to Mondays with the same intensity that you used to save for Fridays.  Monday might even become your favorite day.  After you fix Monday, then you can work on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you still wish you didn’t have to go to work after you’ve reprogrammed your thinking, then you might consider finding a job that excites you.  Just a thought.  Speaking of thoughts, here is one that helps this blogger when the blues knock at the door. 

   It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. ~ Harry S. Truman
The Buck Stops Here--Harry S. Truman the 33rd President of the United States.



For this blogger, feeling like something worthwhile has been accomplished goes a long way towards warding off the blues any day of the week.  Let me know how you beat the blues.



Image of Toddler courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image of  Truman from whitehouse.gov

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