I’ve returned from my month-long hiatus, fully employed and partially hating the “real world.” My previous blog posts spoke of fear and anxiety about graduating and getting a “real job” in the “real world.” Well, a few weeks after graduating, I landed myself a job with a publishing company, throwing myself into the reality that is Life. I now deal with the struggles of a morning commute, rush hour, conference calls, and, worst of all, Mondays.
Mondays are the reason you can’t have nice things.
However, Mondays do have a silver lining, even if you have to squint really hard to see it.
1. Brand, Spankin’-New Week
Mondays are like the tippy tip of a rollercoaster where you look down and see what is about to happen. The point right before you are released downhill through loops and around curves. Mondays set the tone for the rest of the ride, or the week. You can either keep your eyes pinched shut and scream, or throw your hands up and embrace it. Make your week a good one!
2. The Common Monday
The dark circles under the eyes, the loud yawn-grunts, the shameless slurps of coffee. Yep, the whole office has a case of the Mondays. You are dreading being in front of that computer screen as much as the guy in the next cubicle. That shared common hate works as an understanding, a mutual ground, a lethargic wave between coworkers. So don’t see Monday as an excuse to hate everybody. See it as a free membership to a We Hate Monday club.
3. Be a Hero
One of the things that makes Mondays so dreadful is the monotony of the day. Be the talk of the water cooler and everyone’s week-long hero by bringing in a sweet treat to mollify the Monday Blues.
4. Five-Minute Spotlight
Everyone likes talking about themselves, and Monday is really the only time people will listen to your story about the weekend. Savor the moment!
5. Eyes on the Prize
While Mondays may be the most hated day of the week, they make the weekend the greatest days of the week, by giving us something to look forward to. Work may suck, but that just makes you long for the weekend even more!