20 memes that will get you through the first Monday of 2016
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20 memes that will get you through the first Monday of 2016

4 Jan 201642 Shares

Back to work? Feeling the Fear? Can’t remember how to hold a pen? It’s okay. We’re all in this together.

It’s the first Monday of the year and, for many of us, the first day back to work after a long and lovely end-of-year break.

(Remember the break? Oh, wasn’t it wonderful?!)

In truth, your return to work after a long break starts the night before with The Fear.

Back to work memes

Back to work memes

Then, after a restless night trying to force your body back into a regular routine, you have to get up.

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Back to work memes

You may think you can get through this, lean in to the fear and take on the day.

Back to work memes

Then you quickly realise all hope is lost.

Back to work memes

I mean, just look at that inbox. How can you possibly do this?

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No, really, how anything?

Back to work memes

Back to work memes

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Alternatively, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones bound for success. (In which case, move on, you mystical creature. This post is not for you.)

Success Kid

The rest of us may try to escape, but it’s no use.

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But you must resist the temptation to completely flip out.

Table flip

Remember why you’re here.

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Accept your fate, and try to motivate yourself.

Back to work memes

Back to work memes

Failing that, fake it ’til you make it.

Dr Evil

And, remember, all things come to an end… until tomorrow.

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic.com’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Main image of what it’s like to be at work today by PathDoc via Shutterstock

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com. She joined in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs news. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly persnickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen. When she hasn’t got her nose stuck in her laptop, you’ll find her in the kitchen, at the cinema, or on the dancefloor.

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