07/01/2015 8:27 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

Congratulations, You Survived The First Monday of 2015

In this undated photo provided by Nestle Purina PetCare is Grumpy Cat. It probably won't affect her famous mood, but Grumpy Cat now has an endorsement deal. The St. Louis-based company announced Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, the frown-faced Internet sensation, real name Tardar Sauce, is now the "spokescat" for a Friskies brand of cat food. (AP Photo/Nestle Purina PetCare)

If you are reading this, then yes, you have survived the first, dreary Monday of January 2015. After drowning the New Year's weekend in bubbly, the excel sheets that greeted us on Monday morning seemed vaguely familiar. After all, it was just a matter of time before routine life would catch up with us again.

So coming back to Monday, when did it all start? As far as traditions go, is there any particular era when it all started ? Or is Jim Davis' famous cartoon character Garfield responsible for the hatred we confess to have for Mondays? The lasagne-loving cat never fails to remind us that every Monday needs to wrap-up fast.

Every Sunday night, there is one Whatsapp image reminding us of the day ahead. Just like any school kid, my husband voices in a soft tone that he hates going to office on a Monday morning. Come Tuesday, and all is well. In fact, the Hindi film industry has a song for our moody Mondays' aptly titled, Khooni Monday (Bloody Monday). However, history doesn't shed any light on the Monday mystery.

A quick Google search on 'why Mondays should be banned' throws up not only the reasons, but also poetry asking if anybody enjoys the start of the week. This makes me think that if Monday was caught and brought to court, what would it say in defence?

"I simply start the week. You are the one who has to decide if the week has to start. Instead of praising Tuesday, it would be great if you appreciate me. I'm the one who slowly ignites the work engine and sees you through Friday, again and again every week."

The jury would have to acquit him and say, "Mondays are just awful. Get on with it!! And the best part is how Tuesday always comes! So here's to a great Tuesday!"

And if the Monday blues catch up with you again, just listen to Enrique Iglesias crooning to I will survive and it will perk you up in no time.

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