So, before you wonder who I am to tell you what to do and what not to do, let me quickly introduce myself. My name is Alter Ego. I work six days a week and absolutely despise it. I get up every morning, go to work, come back, sleep and repeat the drill day after day, month after month, year after year. My life has become synonymous with work. I don’t earn to live anymore, I live to earn. There was a time when I felt motivated and inspired to do something good with my life – something different – but that spirit has fizzled out.

I am tired now because of this vicious circle. I don’t want to go to work tomorrow. If possible, I don’t want to go to work ever. But since that only happens in Bollywood dramas, I can start small. And so should you. Here is why we should all not go to work today.

1. For starters, when was the last time you took an off?

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2. And you know that after all this time, you totally deserve it.

3. Your company won’t suffer because you didn’t turn up at work for one day.

4. Being a workaholic never did anyone any good.

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5. The monotony is killing you now.

6. You need time to retrospect.

7. And set or reset some career goals for yourself.

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8. Also, when was the last time you woke up at 1 in the afternoon on a Monday?

9. Because it’s been a while since you treated yourself.

10. And it will be nice to not have to wait for a seat at a restaurant for once.

11. It has also been a long while since you spent some time with your parents.

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12. You can finally plan a meeting with that friend who always keeps complaining that you don’t keep in touch.

13. Because your television works on weekdays too and your favourite show is playing.

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14. Because if you work for a living, why kill yourself working.

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15. And last but definitely not the least, because you just don’t feel like going to work and you don’t really need a reason to take a break.

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Now, take a deep breath, inform your boss about the leave and go back to sleep. You’ve earned it!