Holiday Depression: Does it start at Work?

I enjoy the Holidays. They are my second favorite time of year.

What I do not like about this time of year is the down time. No one wants to start a project going into a long weekend. (Do they think that it is going to cut into their turkey and shopping time? I mean, we are talking about what you do at work here!)

For the last two days we have done nothing but “housekeeping.” (Sounds like work, eh?) But in actuality consists of nothing more than the majority of people sitting around saying how bored they are, and that they should let us go home. I know that there are those of us who are actually busting their posteriors right now, but from my vantage point they are few and far between.

I am by far not a workaholic. I just hate being unproductive. If I am not doing anything at work, I would rather be home with my wife and my son. (Soon to be two sons! :)) But that is not to say that I do not want to do my job. If I am accomplishing something at work, I would readily stay as long as it takes to get the job done.

So, let us go back to my title question. Is the lack of productivity in the workplace during the latter half of November, the month of December and the first week of January a contributing factor in Holiday Depression? I guess it depends on the person. But don’t you feel like less of a person when you are not accomplishing anything?

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I am the father of two wonderful boys, and the husband of one wonderful wife.
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One Response to Holiday Depression: Does it start at Work?

  1. BrianB says:

    We are less of people if we do not work. If you agree I agree as well. For those of us that work under others constant stimulus and reward is necesary. Else our own personsl selves creep in. Work keeps us at bay and turning down the clock. Business is our mind engaged in the task.
    Else the clock ticks away and the thought of every minute of freedom supressed for a paid noting seems dismal. The thought of engaging personal time comes in. Should I spemd my days off ss suppliment for a better thing to do (my thing) over simmering with nothing in readiiness?
    Then work comes in. and the dream is snapped. Energy is down and the day weighs heavy. But there is something to do.
    Heavy. Work hard to gree yourself from it and return to the live loved. But you enjoy what you do under the right curcumstances. But they are not always right.
    When is the next holiday so that I may succomb to the delusion of reward for time off from this labour? The labour that I am not doing but in a constant state of readiness? Soon. But work now. Here it is.

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