It’s that time of year for many of us again: when we return from the exodus that July promises, returning to the empty streets of Kuwait during the just-as-scorching month of August.
That’s right, folks. We all have to haul ass and get back to work – or as the 27 year old saying goes, “back to life, back to reality.” Our tans begin to fade, and we trade our flip flops in for something more conservative.
But we know it’s difficult to transition from holiday mode to the grind, so we thought that visualizing the many emotions you’ll feel your first week back would help.
It all starts with waking up
And once you actually get to work, you feel clueless – everything that was once familiar suddenly makes no sense.
But you coast along by reuniting with colleagues and keeping yourself busy with menial tasks (that aren’t work related at all.)
You also feel blessed knowing that your boss might not be in town yet, and maybe you can sweet talk your superior into letting you go home early.
You also find yourself wondering how possible it is for time to just fly by
So you convince yourself to buckle down and get SOMETHING done, but a lot more of this happens instead.
Or if you’re jet lagged…
Nonetheless, the day eventually ends and you find yourself rejoicing around closing time
And of course, it’s only a matter of time, till your boss comes back and all hell breaks loose.
So deep breaths, Kuwait, and keep calm – because tomorrow is almost always another work day.