|Yes I did make her pose for a picture before she left :)|
Last week she emailed on Monday afternoon saying something to the effect of "ugh, I'm tired/can't concentrate/just want to go home..." she also said she couldn't figure out why she felt out of sorts and bored that day. I knew why. My exact response was "Awwww you've got your first case of the Mondays, that's so sweet!"
I think she replied back and told me to shut up :P
There is something about Monday afternoon that makes your brain want to take a nap. I don't remember that happening in college - possibly because I did occasionally take an actual nap - so I think it's a 9-5, work week thing.
Today wasn't a typical Monday for me, I took a personal day today and kept myself busy doing things around the house and taking a long afternoon walk. Nothing like a beautiful view of the water to help clear your head!
My need for a personal day came on the heels of some bad news about a family member's quickly declining health. I've been reminded lately just how important it is to take care of yourself, both mentally and physically. If you repeatedly treat your body like crap (or your mind for that matter), it will at some point fail you when you need it most. That doesn't mean you have to run marathons - which sounds absolutely miserable to me - or drink those green smoothies all the time, just pay attention to what you're doing to yourself. And most importantly, make time to call your family members once in awhile to catch up. You'll never regret calling them, but you might very well regret not calling them. Ok maybe some family members you might regret calling :) everybody's got one...or two.
Do you ever get a 'case of the Mondays'? Any great wisdom for those just starting out in the working world?