According to researchers, Monday mornings are so depressing that, on average, we don’t crack our first smile until 11:16 a.m.
The study by Marmite, the British food spread, also found that half of employees will be late to work, and will only log about three-and-a-half hours of productive work time.
Experts say that our hatred of Monday morning goes back to our caveman days. When we lived in tribes. After the weekend, workers need to reconnect to the “tribe” through chatting and spending time in communal areas.
Clinical psychologist Professor Alex Gardner says:
Work could be the best place for you on Monday because we are essentially cavemen in city suits. We want to feel part of the tribe so we go for a cup of tea catch up and then settle down to work. Having done the tribal bonding, we are geared up for a productive week while some people who have started all guns blazing on a Monday morning may burn themselves out.
Since we have to endure Mondays each and every week, it’s important to identify ways to make the most of our emotional health. According to the research, the best way to beat the Monday blues is by indulging in activities like watching television, having sex, online shopping, buying chocolate or make-up, or planning a holiday.
I recommend that if you are watching TV, you should watch a DVD of a good comedy.
Don’t watch the news. Lol
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