With the good old ”New day, new opportunity. New Monday, new Monday story” we welcome another week and another storyteller.
This week we’re hanging out with Atabey Özdal, another one of my classmates.
Let’s see what he told us.
Why do you think we’re hearing Monday syndrome more and more lately?
Well, it has to do with the fact weekends go by as we want them to and Mondays are first days of getting back to reality. I believe the reason we’ve been hearing it more often in Turkey is the fact people don’t like the place they work at or the school they go to. They prefer going out, traveling, or spending time with friends over going to school or work.
In addition, there’s the fact that in our society people work on jobs or positions they don’t like. Or go to universities they didn’t choose, but rather were advised to do so by their elderly. We shouldn’t work just to earn a living. It should be something you like. That way things such as Monday Syndrome disappear.
What gets you out of bed on Monday mornings?
The fact there’s stuff to get done that day. Even though I might not want to, there’s responsibilities waiting for me. And people counting on me. My family, friends, people I work with. That’s why I have to get up. Life goes on and I can’t waste it by lying in bed all day.
What do you do when you face this or any other similar problem?
The first thing I do is spend time with the ones I love.
My family is quite far away from me now so I can’t really spend as much time as I’d like to with them, but I have friends. If I do feel low we go out for a movie or a gig. Or anywhere we feel like actually. Spending time with them is my formula for getting over pretty much anything.
And what do you do on Monday mornings?