Monday blues, hangover blues, marriage blues and lot others!! Every one discusses about these normal things .. but the blues that none of us speak about are the No work blues.. All of us crave for days when there is no work, and all that we are expected to do is to come to office, surf, coffee, gossip and leave..
But, what if the same continues for an extended period of time.. especially when you actually love working and need something to keep the senses up and running.. Iam going through these patches, that for the past 10 days I hardly have any work..
Now these blues are actually making me sleepless since the mind is reluctant to allow me to go to sleep for having not used it for quite some time.. Iam only starting to realize what it means like not having any work or sitting on bench (IT parlance).. while I will be paid for my salary, for all the position and experience that I extend to the company, what is the point if all the experience is there only for CV sake..
Ridiculous, as it may sound that some one is cribbing for lack of work. But, I guess its more psychological, because one needs to be working to remain confident and feel distinguished. with no stakeholders in vicinity, the only way to garner importance is through work .. Now that the tribulation part is done .. let's try and find a work around.. what to do when no work ... (let me not speak about the ways to find work in consulting like networking, being proactive etc. )
a) Blog .. one way to vent out lot of things
b) Read news .. gives you ways to see how messed up world around is thereby feel good that you are better off
c) Get into relationship .. makes you feel important and atleast your ears have some work of listening to all the ^%&$ being spoken by the counterpart
d) Dress smart .. Makes you again feel better for no good reason at all... am sure there are many other things.
But, hey who cares!! Live life on your terms and whether work or no work, you for sure are important to certain people and in what ever stage you are, they would be around taking care of you. Wishing for bright colors instead of blues!