In the words of the infinitely wise The Mamas & The Papas, “Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day…..every other day of the week is fine, yeah…..but whenever Monday comes, you can find me crying all of the time”. Did you have trouble waking up this morning? Are you struggling to find a reason to smile today? Well, according to researchers, Monday mornings are so depressing that in fact, on average, half of all workers will be late for work today, we won’t crack our first smile until after 11:00 a.m. and most of us will only log in 3.5 hours or so of productivity. Experts account that our Manic Monday tendencies are seated in ‘deep-rooted’ tribal instincts and after the weekend, we need to reconnect to the ‘tribe’ through chit-chat in communal areas aka around the water cooler. Try playing the ‘it’s-genetic-and-scientifically-proven-that-it’s-my-neanderthal-ancestry-to-blame-for-why-I-couln’t-wake-up-on-time’ excuse out on your boss when you roll into work late this morning. Be warned, this could end up with an as equally a neanderthal response, like getting thrown out of your tribe for good; referred to in modern times as ‘fired’. Instead, try these less drastic measures, suggested by experts as the top five ways to beat your case of Monday Blues: watching television, romantic activities, on-line shopping, buying chocolate and planning a holiday. Incidentally, none of which should you be [caught] doing while at work. However, as you are only logging 3.5 hours of productivity, I can’t think of a better way to spend the other 4.5 hours than improving your emotional wellbeing.