Why are Mondays so horrible?? No matter how happy I am on a sunday night, pleased about a nice weekend, and forcing my brain to think: I-will-jump-out-of-bed-when-my-alarm-rings-and-be-so-freakin-happy, Mondays are still just CRAPPY.
It is SO hard to get out of bed on Mondays. And the day is just extra long, extra boring, and extra crap so to speak.
Actually there might be some scientific reasons for this..hmm…
1. SLEEP PATTERNS
They say our minds are slaves to our body clocks. So if you like me, like to “catch up” on sleep on weekends – you just confuse your body clock and mess you up! The extra sleep you get on weekends makes you more tired at the start of the week, because it can throw your body clock off, and this makes it even harder to get up on a Monday.
(Will this news make me give up on my lie in’s in the weekend? Heeell no! )
2. SUDDEN CHANGE
Scientists have found that when you ask people to record their emotions at regular intervals, it turns out that Mondays are no more stressful or depressing than Tuesdays or Wednesdays. But switching from ‘happy-go-lucky’-Sunday to ‘work-day’-Monday is apparently a larger emotional shift, and will therefore feel a lot worse than for example from a monday to a tuesday. Fridays come out as “the best day” because we are anticipating the weekend, but other than that – all workdays are actually equally terrible..haha.
4. YOU FEEL WORSE ABOUT YOURSELF
For most people, including myself, an average weekend might include more eating and drinking than normal. Which leads to feeling guilty and bad about yourself. Which again leads you to consider starting a diet or something like that. While that is a positive change, it isn’t fun to actually do, and it comes from a place of feeling bad about yourself and your health, which contributes to that blah Monday feeling.
I also read somewhere that Mondays are the most common day for people to suffer heart attacks and strokes!! And also they say that your blood pressure is higher on Mondays, as is your chance of getting sick in general.
No wonder we hate mondays!!
6. YOU DON’T LIKE YOUR JOB
According to a huge american Gallup poll, 70 percent of people hate or, don’t like their job. This contributes to what psychiatrists and career coaches call the “Monday Blues.” Feelings of depression and anxiety can start on Sunday night, leading to an unproductive Monday. I for one recognise that feeling.
But for me – I actually quite like my job, but I dislike working in general..haha. If I could retire today, I probably would! I am and will always be – pretty darn lazy! So if I could have 7 Sundays in a row every week, I wouldn’t mind it!