- August 24, 2020
What’s up with Mondays?
It is the most loathed day of the week. It’s the day when most people are moody. It is not the day for office pranks or long winded conversation. What’s up with Monday, really?
Before the unprecedented COVID-19 forced us all to social-distance, going to the office was a must. My weeks began with a struggle to wake up early to beat Nairobi traffic. I figured Garfield was right, Mondays were the worst.
Fast forward to now, and things have changed. COVID-19 has us working from the comfort of our homes. I’ve learned a lot. For one, an office is not a place, but space. You can create a working environment anywhere and be productive. I was glad at the prospect of smooth and refreshing because I would be at home. Spoiler alert, Mondays still suck.
I am off on Saturdays and Sundays. No sitting at one spot in my house, making zoom calls, and writing reports. Over the weekend, I get to catch up on T.V., hang out on the rooftop with my neighbours, nap, read novels and enjoy writing fiction. All too soon Monday swings around and it’s back to the grind. The anxiety actually starts on Sunday evening, and there’s just a weight in your chest that makes you moody and fractious. This anxiety is called Sunday Blues.
But why don’t we feel the same about Wednesday or Thursday? According to a research study that was published by Mind, Monday is the most stressful day of the week. All triggered by anxiety and a dislike of having to go back to work after the weekend.
But in an interesting twist, research shows that Monday is also the most productive day of the week.
Personal Development Challenge, a mentorship company in Nairobi that develops corporate and personal potential, argues that it all depends on your passion for your job. If you’re doing a job you’re passionate about, where more than just earning a salary, you fulfil an inner itch stirred by talent and innate abilities, Monday will be like a weekend for you.
Enough with all the serious stuff and research, now let’s have some fun. How about a dose of humour to brighten up your Monday? Enjoy the jokes and have a brighter Monday!
Enock blows his interview:
During an interview, Enock was asked what his salient strength was. He scratched his head deep in thought, and then in a lowered, defeated tone said, “I can’t tell.” A day after the interview, he called his interviewer, with his spirits so high.
Enock: Hello, it’s Enock. You interviewed me for the position of an accountant on Wednesday.
Interviewer: Yes, Enock, how can I be of help to you?
Enock: During the interview, you asked what my strength was, and I never answered. I’m calling to tell you that I forgot to say to you then that my strength is my ability to remember things.
Why John quit his job at NIKE:
Nancy: Why on earth did you quit your job working for NIKE?
John: Oh, I just couldn’t do it anymore.
We are looking for a mirror salesperson:
Dave: I’ve seen a job ad on the papers. The job entails selling mirrors.
Patricia: Really? I’m interested. Selling mirrors is a job I can see myself doing.
The jobless doctor:
I’m a patient man. That’s why I studied for seven long years to become a doctor. But after graduating, now I don’t have a patient. Maybe I should have just gone to the village to become a fisherman. That’s a net income I can live with.
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