Smonday. That’s a real word. It’s in the Urban Dictionary. I’m redefining the definition though. Smonday could be interchangeable for depression. Smonday – the moment on Sunday afternoon when you experience depression because you realize that the weekend is ending and you have to go back to a job and a boss (a micromanager) that does not appreciate your talents and you frantically start to search for any excuse not to show up on Monday morning including googling work from home jobs. 🙂 That’s my personal definition of Smonday. If that definition just described how you feel on Sunday afternoon, you are not alone. [Let’s be clear. Not everyone that I’ve worked with is a micromanager. I’ve worked with some managers that are the definition of a Caring Leader. However, it only takes working with one micromanager to have a not so pleasant experience.]
According to a Gallup Poll, upwards of 70% of Americans are unhappy at work and it’s not because we don’t like the work. It’s because of a manager. Worst than that, the misery that we feel at work follows us home and takes a toll on our health and family life, sometimes to the point of depression.
Break the negativity cycle and overcome micromanagement depression
How does the actions of a bad manager follow you home? Maybe you’ve experienced how a negative office vibe can attach itself to your after work mood. You might want to accomplish great things in the evenings after work, but it takes hours to decompress (overcome the depression you feel as a result of working in a negative office environment) enough to create an appropriate mindset that would allow you to work on your personal goals. By the time you do that, it’s time to prepare to go back to the office the next day. It’s easy to find yourself in an endless cycle of wanting to move forward, but being unable to because of the negativity that you’re exposed to at the office. And even worse than that, some of us are afraid to gather resources that could help for fear that things will become even worse for us if anyone finds out. If that’s you, or someone you know, keep reading. I found a way to break the cycle, and I want to share it with you.