I’m going to try something new. I am curious by nature and fascinated by the thoughts and opinions of others so on Mondays I will pick a topic give some facts or stats if applicable, express my feelings on the topic and end with some questions to get your input.
So first on the list is Monday itself…
First some “facts” I have found online not sure how true but they are fun so here goes
- On average we don’t crack our first smile until 11:16 a.m. on Mondays
- The name Monday comes from a word that is originally a translation of Latin “dies lunar” meaning “day of the moon”
I had a conversation with a coworker and we were talking about how as soon as we walk in the door Monday morning “Is it Friday yet?” discussion were already happening. Are Mondays or the beginning of the work week whatever day that is so bad that we are willing to dismiss 75% of our week waiting to find our joy in the weekend? So I started my own personal campaign proclaiming that “Mondays are my favorite, bringing extra pep into the office at the start of each week. Ignoring the glares and the persistent attitude that Monday deserve no love. So my case for Monday is that it should not take away from our Fridays being the gateway to rest, adventure and a break from the grind, but that Monday hold its own strengths. An opportunity to start fresh and set a productive and positive tone for your week. Also to shed light on the fact that everyday is a gift and should be appreciated.
So what are you thoughts on Monday? Why has it gotten such a bad rap? Do you struggle with Mondays? How do you start your Mondays?