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Are Monday blues normal ?

 
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Feelings at different times :

Friday evening - delighted ,excited ,relieved.
Saturday morning -happy.
Saturday night -happy.
Sunday morning -happy.
Sunday evening - sad.

Is it natural to become sad as soon as Sunday evening comes?
Are Monday blues normal ?


 
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Normal enough for people to write songs about it. Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down. Just another Manic Monday. Monday, Monday etc.

Monday is a time of repeated beginnings. It's the start of the Western week, And everything that was an unsolved problem last week is going to be an unsolved problem again on Monday morning. And if you don't absolutely love your job, it's the time when you lose the freedom you had over the week-end and have to drag your sorry rear end into work (well, at least unless you're work-from-home) and deal with all those things you left behind on Friday evening.
 
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Personally, I like Mondays.  Its a fresh start, a clean slate, nothing has gone wrong.  I'm eager to start work, solving problems, and making progress.

However, by monday afternoon, i've had meetings, interruptions, distractions, stupid questions from people who ought to know better...So for me, it's TUESDAYS that suck.
 
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On the other hand, for some of us the day of the week is irrelevant. Monday, Thursday, Sunday, they are all the same. Often we don't even notice that it's a statutory holiday until we go out and find that the stores are closed.
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:. . . don't even notice that it's a statutory holiday until we go out and find that the stores are closed.

You want to try statutory holidays in Scotland. They can differ from town to town.
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:On the other hand, for some of us the day of the week is irrelevant. Monday, Thursday, Sunday, they are all the same. Often we don't even notice that it's a statutory holiday until we go out and find that the stores are closed.



How is such a thing achieved ?
 
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It's really easy to explain.
Stage 1: Work your fingers to the bone for 5 decades (which often includes time at school).
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:You want to try statutory holidays in Scotland. They can differ from town to town.



Panama's independence day (that's independence from Colombia, not from Spain, that's a different holiday) is celebrated on different days in different provinces. That's because the news was brought by a guy on a horse and it took him several days to get from one end of the country to the other, and the holiday is celebrated on the day that the news arrived.
 
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Satyaprakash Joshii wrote:How is such a thing achieved ?



Yeah, like Campbell implies, I'm retired.

But earlier in my career (when I had one) I found that weekends were very stressful. I think that was because there was unfinished business left on Friday afternoon -- I always felt better on Mondays when I could get back to working on it.
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:. . . Panama's independence day . . .

...sounds positively organised compared to Scottish public holidays. Each town set its own independently of the town 5 miles away.
 
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Well, would you want to keep the same holidays as your mortal enemies?  
 
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Anglo‑Saxons?
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Anglo‑Saxons?


The Scots!
 
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Tim Holloway wrote:Monday is a time of repeated beginnings. It's the start of the Western week, And everything that was an unsolved problem last week is going to be an unsolved problem again on Monday morning. And if you don't absolutely love your job, it's the time when you lose the freedom you had over the week-end and have to drag your sorry rear end into work (well, at least unless you're work-from-home) and deal with all those things you left behind on Friday evening.



I am going to print and frame this. This pretty much describes me, although I do honestly love what I do.    
 
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