What makes Monday so difficult for so many?
I’m curious. I’ve never dreaded Mondays out of hand. The first day of the week is like a fresh start – a reboot of the To Do List – a time for the cheerleader to get out the pom-poms and encourage a successful week.
It’s the day the gyms have the most attendance, so I know I’m not alone in being motivated on a Monday.
Personally, my favorite day has always been Tuesday. It’s generally my most productive day. I’m back in the groove of running my business, and it’s the least busy day for phone calls, meetings, or other things that mysteriously suck time away from getting work done. When in school, it was the day of the week with the most assigned homework and I had to get the most done. That might have been when I got in the habit of being productive on Tuesday.
But it’s the only day that doesn’t seem to have any special meaning. Wednesday is hump day; Thursday is pay day; Friday is the most respected day; Saturday is the weekend and freedom; Sunday is quiet, spiritual, religious, and for family time (and the day when poor Monday starts getting trash talked).
Tuesday is just there.
Friday gets cheers and whistles and party hats and noisemakers. Bars offer specials and happy hours, banks cash a lot of checks, and restaurants and movie theaters fill right up. Fridays have all the fun.
I hope this isn’t how you look at the week:
Would Mondays would get more respect if they started a 4-day workweek instead of 5?
Do you dread or look forward to Mondays?
Lisa J. Jackson is an independent writer and editor who enjoys working with businesses of all sizes. Mondays inspire her. She loves writing about NH people, places, and activities. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.