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Woke up feeling a little blue this morning. The darker the blue, the bluer i felt.

Thought I’d yahoo the word “monday blues” and “blue” to see what I’d find.

Here’s what churned up from Yahoo Education’s dictionary:

blue  audio  (bl) KEY 

NOUN:

  1. The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between green and indigo, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 420 to 490 nanometers; any of a group of colors that may vary in lightness and saturation, whose hue is that of a clear daytime sky; one of the additive or light primaries; one of the psychological primary hues.
    1. A pigment or dye imparting this hue.
    2. Bluing.
    1. An object having this hue.
    2. Dress or clothing of this hue: The ushers wore blue.
    1. A person who wears a blue uniform.
    2. blues A dress blue uniform, especially that of the U.S. Army.
  2. often Blue
    1. A member of the Union Army in the Civil War.
    2. The Union Army.
  3. A bluefish.
  4. A small blue butterfly of the family Lycaenidae.
    1. The sky.
    2. The sea.

ADJECTIVE:
blu·er, blu·est

  1. Of the color blue.
  2. Bluish or having parts that are blue or bluish, as the blue spruce and the blue whale.
  3. Having a gray or purplish color, as from cold or contusion.
  4. Wearing blue.
    1. Gloomy; depressed. See Synonyms at depressed. –> D.A.R.N.
    2. Dismal; dreary: a blue day. –> YES!!
  5. Puritanical; strict.
  6. Aristocratic; patrician.
  7. Indecent; risqué: a blue joke; a blue movie. –> hmmm…

tr. & intr.v.
blued, blu·ing, blues

To make or become blue.

IDIOMS:
blue in the face

At the point of extreme exasperation: I argued with them until I was blue in the face. –> errr….

into the blue

At a far distance; into the unknown: spontaneously take a trip into the blue. –> wow.. sounds good…

out of the blue

  1. From an unexpected or unforeseen source: criticism that came out of the blue. –> not good….
  2. At a completely unexpected time: a long-unseen friend who appeared out of the blue. –> doesn’t sound good… 

Desperate to find out more about “Monday Blues”, I hit the “Search” button only to find:

I was given 22 methods on how to excerbate that Monday Morning Blues….

  1. Quit Your Job

    Chronic bouts of Monday Morning blues spells trouble. Your love for the job has probably expired. Reassess your personal and professional priorities to decide if you’re better off without the job than appearing stressed out for work every Monday.
    Wow… I secretly do wish I can shake legs and retire soon *gives hub the puss in boots eyes*

  2. Workout Your Sums

    for retirement or brainstorm on other streams of income. It’s exhilarating to know you’ll get out of the rat race in no time and that makes every Monday much more tolerable. Trust me, it works.
    That’s called counting down to retirement right? Sounds good!

  3. Reduce Weekend Sleep-ins

    Research reveals that sleeping in during the weekends breeds passivity. Plan as many leisure activities as you can on Saturdays and Sundays. Playing hard lessens the tendency to sabotage yourself on the coming Monday.
    Well, I don’t know why but my weekends tend to slip thru my fingers effortlessly. I DO try to pack weekends with stuff (doing the hsehold chores, spend time with hub, get some ‘ME’ time, meet friends… etc…) Now that the all-empowering game that as phenomenonly controlled all men beyond their usual daily energies, I do get abit more of my own time to do my stuff like catching up with friends *happy*

  4. Start on Tuesdays

    Convince your boss to let you start work on Tuesdays instead. Your unique Tuesday-Saturday work week stands out and paradoxically relieves the mind of panic attacks.
    That would mean I’d have to work on Sats which is worse cos every1 is having fun?! NO WAY!!

  5. Flash it!

    Pin your Vision Board on the back of your main door. Paste your goal reminders around the house. Repeat your affirmations every day. Dreams and goals crash fatigue or lethargy and nothing works better than such daily reminders.
    I’m a professional procrastinator. ‘Nuff said.

  6. Do Morning Exercise

    Yoga, Jogging, Aerobics or Swimming. It doesn’t matter which exercise you do. The adrenaline rush is enough to drive you off to a vroooooooom.
    5mins is precious…. much less 20mins..??

  7. Eat Breakfast

    Maintain your metabolism through a well balanced breakfast and top it up with a well brewed coffee. The caffeine will keep fatigue at bay.
    Oh definitely! Skipping breakfast is a no-go and my daily cuppa gets me thru the mornings when my eyelids are collapsing on me. Though the coffee might only be psychological aide.

  8. Look Your Best

    The attention will leave you more flattered than flustered about how your Monday goes. And here’s another 5 reasons why dressing for success can be important!
    I try to… provided I don’t spend too much time and end up being late for work….

  9. Watch Over the Kids

    Catch a glance of your children cuddling in their sheets before you leave the house. The warmth generated will serve you well for the rest of the day.
    N.A.

  10. Get Humourous

    Laugh your way to a great start by reading funny comic strips and silly jokes. Guarantee to chase the blues away.
    I L.O.V.E. Laughing! HAHAHA!

  11. Read Empowering Books

    on your way to work. The enriching information will divert your mind from unproductive thoughts and empower you with creative ideas to supercharge your life.
    If i’m not trying to catch a 20min nap, I’d probably be on fb via iPhone 😉

  12. Call Your Friends to Complain

    Ranting off pent-up work frustrations leaves you with a clean slate to start off the week. Don’t let your boss overhear your conversation though.
    I’m not really the complain type. Probably that explains all the bottled-up frustrations…?

  13. Dance to Upbeat Music

    Blast your ipod on the headset and sway your head a little while typing away on the computer. The vibes will keep you on your toes rather than your knees.
    Sounds good 🙂

  14. Shop for Cosmetic Surgery Online

    25 year old leading UK cosmetic surgery provider The Harley Medical Group reports that traffic to their official website peaks on Monday between 10am to midday every Monday of the week. How about joining the 100,000 monthly website visitors and vouch if this works?
    Er… how would that beat the monday blues? Would probably be a killer for self-esteem man… sheesh..

  15. Take A Break

    … the moment you reach your office. Chat with your colleagues about how they spend their last weekend. Not only does it ease the nerves, it’s a great way to connect with your coworkers too! Kills two birds with one stone.
    NO TIME, NO TIME!

  16. Plan For Your Next Vacation

    Send quotation requests to travel agencies of your next holiday destination. Experience the instant satisfaction upon seeing the replies.
    Plan to do, do to plan. Yes. THE PLAN.

  17. Check Your Personal Projects Status

    … during office hours. Find out how many pages you’ve written for that novel that you’ve been dreaming of. Watch the traffic statistics of your website scale the roof. Read through the comments left by visitors to your personal blog. You’ll appreciate that your work still leaves you time for your own stuff. Monday and work aren’t that bad after all.
    Haha, sounds like a nice little personal booster 🙂

  18. Schedule Lighter Work

    … for the day. Do more of the simple administrative stuff and leave the meetings or conference calls till the later part of the week.
    Mostly, we don’t call the shots yeah….?

  19. Arrange Activities for the Coming Weekend

    MSN or text message your friends for another round of partying. I’m sure they’ll gladly oblige!
    YES! I’m all for this one! Hahaha! Makes me happy just by reading this 😉

  20. Treat Yourself To Your Favourite Foods

    … during lunchtime. Sooner or later, your mind will associate treats to Monday and make you looking forward to it every week!
    Ooh, yummy!! I heart food but wkdays are usually ‘chop chop’ activities…

  21. Promise Yourself You’ll Leave On The Dot

    If you’ve decided to work overtime on the first day of the week, it simply reaffirms the mind that Monday really sucks. You’ll feel worse on the next coming one.
    Who doesnt? Then again, i don’t call the shots…

  22. Imagine As If It’s Friday!

    Who says Monday has to be Monday? You set the rules and you play the game.
    Haha! It’s all in the mind, isn’t it?

Source: http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/blue
http://www.goal-setting-college.com/motivation/22-ways-to-kill-the-monday-morning-blues/

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