Since I was a kid I was always wondering, why the big fuss about Mondays? Why everybody hates it so much. As soon as I grew up and started working, I noticed on most of the people that the weekends are used for relaxing and doing all sorts of fun activities. Monday was that day that spoiled all the fun. With technology nowadays, people are sharing the drama all over the place. Socializing platforms are full of depressing statuses and photos with sadly quotes all having in common the agony people face when starting the new week.
We got in a point where Monday seems to be responsible of the headaches, ruined lunches, coffee stains, flat tiers and so on. But why this common working day ended up being blamed on such things? I’m not going to lie and tell I always love to go to work on Mondays, for sure not in the freezing days of winter but doing what I love helps me keep my thumbs up for it.
I have plenty of reasons to think Monday is awesome and maybe you will change your mind after reading them.
1. Seeing People
As we already know, humans are social creatures. Seeing colleagues at work can be, at least for someone, a joy. They are great listeners when you have a good story to tell and they can be good advisers as well, when you’re in trouble. They tend to be more supportive on Monday than other days because they are less stressed out of office tasks.
Never forget that every day passing by, gets you closer to the salary (or winter holidays or summer vacation). Monday is as good as Friday or Sunday but it’s even better because it’s the first one that reminds you that great achievements in life goes hand in hand with a lot of work. No one got successful by partying the whole week.
3. Show off
You haven’t spent half of the salary on your designer purse to keep it in the closet, right? Or on your new smart phone, mascara or the new fancy shoes. Even if you decide to parade with it at work or anywhere else, Monday it’s the best day to be seen. If you haven’t bought anything yet, don’t panic. All the shops are open on Monday. A shopping session(of any kind) on Monday will keep your self confidence high through Friday. And if no one makes the effort to observe and compliment your “investment”, make sure you take a selfie and hashtag it #mondaysareawesome
If you haven’t got time to finish the book you planned to read, try Mondays. What can be nicer than starting the week with a chapter of your favorite book?
5. Save money
I like to call Mondays, “wallet friendly” days. Because it actually saves you money. If you decide to go out, just being Monday it’s a good reason to not stay too late for drinks because you have to work the very next day and because Mondays are sometimes full with leftovers Friday tasks.
How many times you promised yourself to quit smoking, drinking, or any other bad habits? Monday is a good start to quit your bad addictions. Try to replace it with a good one. Like running or starting a course that improves your talent.
7. Helps the economy
Don’t be selfish and think only about yourself. Just for going out of your house on Monday morning, helps a lot. Think about all the coffee shop workers. Would they still have a job if Mondays were easier to break? Keep your mind awake and their salary running. Win-Win situation;)
If you ate less than a sandwich the whole weekend(and all your salary), Monday has a big reason to be happy about. You definitely can find a colleague who is kindly enough to share his lunch with you.
9. Old friends
If you usually go by public transport, there are plenty of chances to meet someone you know. It’s a good way to start the week with some small talk with an old friend. If this doesn’t happen, call someone you haven’t talk with in a while. Mondays will look friendlier this way.
10. Keeps you company
Psychologists say that in difficult situations it’s better to have people around. Even if you are going through a break up or a loss of someone dear, after a weekend of mourning, a Monday at the office or somewhere else besides your home will do you good. A Monday gives you another perspective over tough situations. At work, you will be forced to focus on your to do list for the day. Having people around you, talking about nonsense things, might distract you from thinking on how unfair life is. Mondays do good. Mondays heals.
11. Pet upgraded love
If you go to work, after a full weekend spent with your dog, will make him think like you’ve abandoned him. He’ll love you more when you’ll come back. *The cat won’t give a damn either way.
If you don’t complain so much about it, Monday can be the best day of the week. Next time you think on sharing depressing quotes about it, think again. Because #mondaysareawesome