August 13, 2021

A playlist for your workweek

Here are some song lyrics that aptly describe our feelings every day, week, month, and year.

2 min read

1. When your alarm goes off in the morning

The background of the image is blue and there is a clock on the right hand corner of the image. The quote on the image says, "Did you think I'd crumble? Did you think I'd lay down and die? Oh no not I, I will survive. By Gloria Gaynor, 'I will survive'-workweek playlist

2. When you’re yet to have your morning coffee and a client calls you

The right side of the image shows coffee being poured onto a Macbook laptop. On the left, the quote reads, "Woh sikandar hi dosto kehlaata hai, haari baaji ko jitaana jise aata hai. From Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar, "Yahan ke hum sikandar"-workweek playlist

3. When your co-worker asks a question that makes the meeting go-on for 25 minutes longer

The background colour of the image is blue. On the right hand side corner, there is a skeleton, sitting on a chair, laptop on his thighs, talking on the phone. To his left there is a table with a cup on it. The quote on the image reads, "Don't speakm I know just what you're sayin', so please stop explanin'. By No Doubt, "Don't Speak"-workweek playlist

4. When you finally hit submit on that grant proposal

There is a pink piggy bank on the right corner of the image. The quote on the image reads, "money money, money; must be funny; in the rich man's world. By ABBA, "Money, Money, Money"-workweek playlist

5. When you call a prospective donor to finally set-up a meeting in person, after a year of Zoom calls

There is a red phone receiver on the right side of the image. The quote on the image says, "Hello, it's me. I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet? To go over everything. By Adele, "Hello"-workweek playlist

6. …and suggest unrestricted funding

There is a group of people showing the thumbs up sign on the bottom of the image. The quote on the image reads, "Mann main hai vishwas, poora hai vishwas, nahi darr kisi ka aaj ke din. By Girija Kumar Mathur, "Hum honge kamyaab"-workweek playlist

7. When the mid-week existential crisis hits you

There are three emojis (aligned from top to bottom) that are a smily face with sweat. The quote on the image reads, "I've got to break free. I want to break free, yeah. I want, I want, I want, I want to break free. By Queen, "I want to break free."-workweek playlist

8. What you feel like, regardless of whether you’re logging in at the start of the day, or logging out in the evening 

There is an image of a dog sitting in front of a laptop on the bottom right of the image. The quote on the image reads, "It's been a hard day's night, and I been working like a dog. It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log. By The Beatles, "Hard day's night"-workweek playlist

9. When your manager schedules a mandatory well-being check-in, post 7 PM on a Friday evening

There are arrow blocks going from left to right, and then there is  a fork, where three arrow blocks go upwards, while the other three arrow blocks go downward to depict confusion as to which way to go. The quote on the image reads, "Tell me, oh khuda, Ab main kya karoon? Chaloon seedhi, ke ulti chaloon? From Khamoshi, "Aaj main upar"-workweek playlist

10. When it’s Sunday night and you realise you’ve got to do it all over AGAIN

There is a calendar, with a pencil on top, push pins on it, and some post it notes stuck on the bottom. On its left, there is a clock. The quote on the image reads, "Hello darkness, my old friend, I've come to talk with you again. By Simon and Garfunkel, "Sounds of silence"-workweek playlist
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Shreya Adhikari

Shreya Adhikari is an editorial associate at IDR and is responsible for writing, editing, sourcing, and publishing content. She has more than five years of experience as a media and communications professional, specialising in content creation and writing, social media management, as well as branding and strategy. She has worked on the curation and production of various art and culture festivals in India and internationally, including the Jaipur Literature Festival—where she was a core team member.