A day after a Holiday. At least here in the U.S.A. We had a long weekend. Some people even took Friday off to have a 4-day-long weekend. I did not, but still, when I was leaving the office on Friday everyone was in high spirits, excited about the prospect of a no-work Monday. And off for the weekend we went.
Saturday was a house chore day. Sunday, a bit of running around, but also some relaxing. Then came Monday – family BBQ. While it is meant to be relaxing, it does involve a bit of pre-planning and some stress. Especially when you are not a socialite willing to face a million people on your day off. And then, before you know it – it is time to wake up for work on Tuesday.
Suddenly, you realize that your 3-day-weekend was not enough time for you to recharge your batteries. You realize that you will have to work extra hard today to make up for the lost time yesterday. You realize that the longer weekend made you lazier, and that instead of being eager to go to work after so many days off, you got so used to the idea of not working.
To me, those first days (after longer weekends, or vacation), are always harder. And even if they are not, I seem to dread them more. It is like I need to be conditioned again. Like I erased all the “adulting” I have learned, and now I have to build the skills back up again.
However, what motivates me to get through the Monday of Tuesdays is that this work week is only 4 days long! That means that it will be the weekend in just 4 days. Not 5. That makes me feel better.
Did you get a day off yesterday?
How do you adjust to going back to work after a longer weekend?
Does it help you that the weekend is not too far ahead?
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