Monday Blues, Duvet day or pulling a sickie, it all amounts to the same thing. In the words of that 80’s song by the Boomtown Rats.
“Tell me why I don’t like Mondays”
Why then don’t we like Mondays? There can be several reasons, such as having had a great time over the weekend much like the holiday blues only in mini version. Wanting to spend more quality time with family or partner, not having enough rest over the weekend because you’ve been watching catch-up all night, or because you are genuinely unhappy in your current role at work. If so that might be the reason why 37 percent of job applications are submitted on a Tuesday, more than any other day.
If you genuinely have concerns that are left unaddressed, they may continue to grow and possibly add to your feelings of detachment with your work. If it’s a case of you don’t get on with one of your colleagues then what can you do to improve the relationship so at least whilst you are at work the environment is calm? Maybe you could meet for a coffee and try to resolve things amicably, or if you can’t bring yourself to do that try and remember they too are human and may have problems outside of work they are struggling with.
Try and see them with a different perspective as someone who just like you may not be entirely happy with their lot. If you don’t like them full stop and nothing is going to change your mind then the most sensible thing to do is for you to manage your emotion, try to be polite and work together in harmony for the time you are there and maybe even for the sake of your job.
That aside most employers want you to be happy, motivated and productive and enjoy your job. At the end of the day it’s in their best interests and for your well-being that a good employer should take any issues seriously and help to rectify them with your input.
Ultimately if you are really unhappy in your job sometimes the idea of making a change can seem scarier than staying stuck in a rut. Fear is a great convincer as to why you should stay just right where you are. When this happens it’s a good idea to write down your original reasons for wanting to leave.Then when fear creeps in and begins holding you back just remind yourself why you are taking the action to move on in the first place.
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