Q & A

Monday morning blues: should I change jobs?


Q: Monday morning blues: should I change jobs?

A: Most people have a case of Monday morning blues, not necessarily because they dislike their job but because we don’t get or take enough time off, because the weekend is now another five days away, and because we have so many things to catch up on…be it time with family and friends, errands or home related chores, movies/books etc., or sleep.

Standing alone, it doesn’t mean you should change jobs. But if you perpetually have the workday blues, can’t keep up, can’t relax or enjoy evenings and weekends, do

consider changing jobs. Sometimes you’re just in the wrong workplace or could be in one better suited to your nervous system and sensibilities. And sometimes you just need a fresh start, where you create less burdensome expectations and leave bad work habits behind.

As the Mamas and the Papas sang: Monday, Monday. Can’t trust that day. And everyone loves Fridays. Give it some time and decide, based on how you feel Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, too, whether you want to move along and ahead.

Kathy Morris