Stating the obvious about Mondays

We all hate Mondays and love Fridays. Obvious, right?

But why?

Most of us spend more waking hours at our jobs than doing anything else. Most people must hate their jobs because most people hate Mondays, which is when they go back to work (traditionally speaking) after the weekend. Fridays are great because once we get through them, we have weekends. Two whole days when we can do whatever we want like clean the house, wash the car, mow the lawn, rake the leaves, shovel the snow, take the kid to her soccer game, whatever… seriously… whatever we… want….

But we do have more free time on weekends; that is true. There is more time to relax, relate to our family members, read a book, play a game, etc.

My real question comes back to the “why.” Why does it have to be that way?

What if we all tried to find jobs we really liked. Wouldn’t we then look forward to Mondays and kind of feel bad at the end of a Friday? We could still enjoy weekends, but Mondays wouldn’t be so bad, right?

Just a weird thought I had this week. It freaked my students out a little when I shared it with them. They don’t have real jobs yet. I told them it was possible to enjoy school too, but they didn’t believe me. They would rather hate Mondays.

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