I know this is one of the most depressing days of the year for most people. Rightly so! Your just back from a nice long break. You’ve enjoyed having time to yourself, you’ve relaxed, you’ve had time to do things that you wouldn’t ordinarily get to do and you’ve probably spent time with family and friends. Getting back to work is like being smacked across the face with a cold wet fish.
Why though. Why are you feeling depressed and down. Be thankful for the time you’ve had off. Be thankful for the time you’ve had with your family. Be thankful for the time you’ve taken to relax. Be thankful that you have a job to go back to. Be thankful that you have a roof over your head. Be thankful that you have family and friends to visit.
Think of all the things you’ve enjoyed over the past few weeks. Think of the things you wouldn’t be able to do if you didn’t have a job to go back to.
Now, does returning to work seem quite so bad?
I know it’s difficult but take a small moment to smile today. It sounds corny but it’s true. Smile because you have reason to. Smile because in a few hours time you’ll be home again.
This is not one of those feel good posts. It is not a feel posative for the sake of it. It’s a reminder that although we hate to hear it, it could be worse. So, cop yourself on, get your head down, do some good work and be thankful for a change for the life your leading.