I’m always excited to join the weekly “hello Monday” link-up with Holly and Sarah. It’s such a great way to start the new week and it’s always nice to share all the fun things that have happened during the weekend. But poor old Monday usually gets a bad rap. Sadly it cops all the hatred and bad feelings. Because let’s face it. Who doesn’t just love staying home, being on vacation, or not having to go to school or work? So I thought that for today’s post we could look at a few reasons to love Mondays and hopefully turn the whole negative vibe about Mondays around. (That’s of course assuming that some of you guys are like me and maybe need to give Mondays some extra love).
Let’s start with some……….
Fun Facts About Mondays
- Monday is the only day of the week that is an anagram of a single word ‘dynamo’
- There are usually 52 Mondays in a year
- Scientists have found that people weigh more on Mondays.
- The cartoon character Garfield is well known for strongly disliking Mondays
- Monday is the day of the week when most people do online shopping.
- Statistics show that the US stock market tends to rise on Mondays.
- People will usually call in sick on Mondays.
- Monday is the best day of the week to buy a new car because it’s not a busy day for salespeople. Therefore you should get a better deal.
- People are much less productive at work on a Monday.
- Almost 50% of employees will arrive to work late on a Monday.
- People feel less attractive on Mondays.
Reasons To Love Mondays
Mondays Are A Fresh New Start
Monday means an opportunity to forget the previous week and start fresh with a positive frame of mind. Just like we get excited about the beginning of a new year or a new month. Maybe we can have the same attitude towards Mondays!
Mondays Are Another Day That We Can Be Grateful For
When the alarm goes off on Monday morning instead of wishing the alarm would explode. Maybe we could be thankful for waking up to another day of life. All around the world sad things are happening everywhere. Not everyone gets to wake up to the start of a new week. Let’s be thankful for the blessing of another chance to enjoy a beautiful Monday!
Mondays Are A Great Day For Online Shopping Deals
It’s heading towards that time of the year when the online shopping deals are on. Cyber Monday falls on the 28th of November 2022. It’s a fantastic time to grab a bargain and get onto that Christmas shopping.
The Chance To Set A New Tone For The Rest Of The Week
This is probably one of the best reasons to love Mondays. Mondays give you the gift of setting the tone for how the rest of your week is going to run. If you look at Mondays with fresh eyes and in a positive light then you can have a healthier, happier and more productive week.
You Will Feel Recharged And Ready For A New Week
If you make sure to balance your weekend with fun activities as well as rest. Then you should feel refreshed and full of energy on Monday.
Mondays Means That You Get Back Into Routine
Weekends are wonderful for staying up late and sleeping in. Or taking time off from the usual rush of chores. But it’s always nice to have Monday bring back some order and routine to our lives.
Mondays Are A Great Opportunity To Get Up Early
This is a big challenge for us night owls. But Monday mornings are the perfect opportunity to get up early. It’s the start of a brand new week and even if you have failed all of the previous week. Then Monday is a good day to wipe the slate clean and try again to get up early and get moving!
Try Meatless Monday
Eating less meat is a great way to improve health and it’s also good for the planet. Meatless Monday was first introduced during WWI and then revived in 2003. The reason why meatless Monday falls on a Monday is not just because of its cool catchy name. Research says that people are more willing to attempt healthy behaviours at the beginning of the week.
How Can You Learn To Love Mondays
If You don’t already love Mondays here are some tips for how you can learn to love poor old Mondays.
Have Something To Look Forward To
Just like we plan our fun Friday nights why not plan something for a Monday night that you can look forward to? It doesn’t have to be a big thing. Maybe just something small like buying some fresh flowers for the week. Or maybe find a really good binge-worthy show that you only watch on a Monday night. If you want to stay in touch with friends. A great way to do this is to schedule a dinner catch-up one night a month. Why not make it a Monday night? Most restaurants, clubs, pubs and bistros are much less busy on a Monday night. So you are guaranteed a table and great service.
Get Some Good Rest On The Weekend
It’s so fun to stay up late and weekends give us that great freedom. But try not to overdo it and make sure to get enough sleep during the weekend. That way you won’t feel tired and groggy on Monday mornings. It is just too hard to be positive and sunny if you are sleep deprived.
Use The Weekend To Get Organised
A great way to feel like you can conquer Monday is to take a bit of time to get ready the day before. Maybe get that meal planning done or lay out your clothes the night before. If you get at least one tiny chore out of the way. Then Monday will run a whole lot smoother and so will the rest of the week.
Eat Well And Stay Hydrated
Eating too much sugar or processed foods and indulging in too much alcohol will mess up your sleep. Enjoy your treats but try and stick to a healthy diet too even on the weekend. Drink adequate water to give your body a good chance to feel healthy and invigorated when Monday morning rolls around again.
Once you have put on your positive frame of mind on Monday morning then go ahead and accessories with a great big smile. Greet your coworkers with a cheery hello and a bright smile. Even if all you get in return is a grunt (or maybe nothing). Don’t let that put you off. You do you and be positive, grateful and kind.
There are many reasons to love Mondays. Sometimes we just need to dig deep and find them. I hope this post has given you some inspiration so that you can greet Mondays with a sense of real joy and anticipation.
Facts.net- Monday Facts
The Fact Site- 22 Facts About Monday To Kickstart Your Week
Meatless Monday-Research About Meatless Monday