Don’t you just hate it? To wake up every Monday morning and drag yourself to work? With your Clubbing Hang Over still on your back or the memories of that weekend trip with your friends ‘Into the Great White Open’?
(Don’t you just have to hum that song now for the rest of the day, hehe?)
Manic Monday Morning Blues affects most working people since ages. Even worse if you are living in a cold country and you have to wake up very early, to leave the house when everything is still dark, grey and freezing. Can feel those goose bumps on your skin. I don’t need to tell you, why you don’t like Mondays.
Here are the 2 choices you have to ease your pain to start into the new week:
1. Get used to it!
Because the Monday Morning Blues is a thing you have in common with the rest of the Working Drones, Cubicle Cave (Wo)-Men or other species of the Rat Race. You will feel it every Monday you start into a new week for the rest of your working days; some feel it already Sunday evening, when the weekend is coming to an end. This included me at a certain point of time.
Soon you will see the first grey hairs when looking into the mirror (even though you are not even 30’s yet) – with deep wrinkles soon to follow. Your dark-shadowed ‘Panda Eyes’ will be hanging deeper and deeper every week and rarely only – make that *very rarely* – someone will catch a fleeing smile on your face.
2. Get out!
Even though you don’t see a way out yet, here are some little things you can do today, if that Monday Morning Blues itches you again:
- take a photo of your boss and plug it to your dart board (ultimate and instant satisfaction!)
- send a flight enquiry e-mail with your dream location to all travel agencies in town and rave about the low-low prices
- Surf to some interesting travel websites, like the Travelnet, Quit Work To Travel, Escape England or Andy the HoboTraveler
- check out the latest issues of Ebony Jet and watch those Chocolate Hills (okay this link is for the real thing)
- downshift and learn to live more with less
- read posts like this one or others on How to Beat the Monday Morning Blues
To do the big bang and pack your bags and go, it surely takes some more in-depth planning. You could start with reading this book or this. Get an idea on how to create several independent income streams, invest in real estate, dividend titles, interest earners and not in luxury goods like Cars, Jewelry, Designer-Jeans, Manolo Blahnik Shoes or Bauknecht kitchens.
Don’t plan to long though or you’ll only have the chance to catch the grandpa-promotions for the elderly of your favourite airline.
Exploring the Islands of the Caribbean with crutches only makes sense if you are Johnny Depp or any other handsome pirate. Buy actually those are long extinct. So don’t make yourself part of it – extinction before enjoying your life, that is.
After all, it’s not a matter of how much money you need to retire. It’s about your attitude – your desires, dreams and demands that count.
So if that Porsche Carrera, the house @ Melrose or the Beverly-90210-hills or that 50-inch-Plasma-HD-TV are one of it – only then pal (!) – you truly made your choice, the one which guarantees you everlasting Monday Morning Blues.
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