This article is written and submitted by Sir Pumpkin Longshanks. He is the latest member to join our panel of authors.
Ho hum… It’s THE dreaded day… It’s THE least favorite day of the week… at least to most people it is. It is the day that follows the I-feel-strange-in-the-pit-of-my-stomach-feeling. It’s a MONDAY and you will most likely have a case of the inevitable “Monday Morning blues”! If you don’t, you must be special!
Apparently, there is a scientific explanation for the afore-mentioned syndrome. As per www.ehow.com which happens to be an expert in doling out information on dealing with various maladies and problems both physiological and psychological, “Our internal clocks naturally operate on a day that is longer than 24 hours. By the time Monday rolls around each week, we’ve built up a sleep deficit of at least an hour. Of course, the weekend revelries and facing another work week don’t help matters.“
There are tomes of articles that have been written on dealing with Monday morning blues. Most of them work only because we are fooled into believing that they would! For instance, most of my friends swear by a cup of strong black coffee to beat the blues, some people take to yoga, some people to smoking and some people to shouting randomly at limousines.
Thinking about this, I wonder if self-employed people experience Monday morning blues. Or ever heard of a farmer complaining of Monday morning blues? I checked with few people who are self-employed. Surprisingly, Monday blue seems to be a pleasant color for them and not beating them blue. So is Monday morning blue more of a psychological feel? Is it resulting of working on a profession out of compulsion and not passion?
I feel that Monday morning blues has more to do with life in school. It’s usually students who feel the twinge of Monday morning blues and mostly because of the drab, monotonous uniforms that they wear and the opprobrium that they face in the form of teachers after a relaxed weekend! How do the kids deal with it? I don’t think they take to caffeine or yogic calisthenics or mouthing vituperative at passing limousines. If you’d notice, once you are out of school, the tinge of blue that you display on any given Monday fades! So is the Monday blue a continuation of our school days? Are we feeling like school children in our office and see our bosses and managers as the strict teachers of our school days? I don’t think we experience Monday blues during holidays either during school annual holiday nor when we are in office vacation, do we?
My point is that we could all take a leaf out of the books of the little children who go off to school on Mondays with a school bag the size of a miniature rhinoceros. We could do well to learn from them(Something which we went through but forgotten once we grew up). They are an inspiration to all of us. We handled the Monday blues during our school days without much ado. What I mean to say is that an effective way of dealing with the Monday morning blues syndrome is to learn a leaf from our childhood days as it looks quite certain that most other methods of beating the blues fail perilously!
Of course, that’s my take on the subject….
How do you deal with Monday morning blues?