Why do we hate Mondays?


Mondays get such bad rap, people generally hate Mondays and moan and groan a great deal about getting up on Monday morning. In fact it is the most complained about day in the week and the one day people are late for work or take a "sickie".

It is not really fair, as Monday has done nothing wrong at all, it is just another day in our seven day week but treated so poorly. 

Why do people hate Monday — people live for the 2 days of the week (Saturday and Sunday) where they can do whatever they please (which isn't really true anyway) and hate the idea of having to return to the drudgery of Monday (which is how many people see their work or school). 

Its rather sad that we complain about Monday . . . and Tuesday . . . and Wednesday  . . . getting slightly more happy by Thursday . . . feeling good by Friday . . . love Saturday and Sunday and then back to MONDAY.  How we waste our lives, waiting endlessly for two days of the seven day week. Its rather tragic to be honest. 

Is Sunday or Monday the first day of the week?  The first day of the week varies all over the world. In most cultures, Sunday is regarded as the first day of the week although many observe Monday as the first day of the week. According to the Bible, the Sabbath or Saturday is the last day of the week which marks Sunday as the first day of the week for many Jewish and Christian faiths, while many countries regard Monday as the first day of the week. According to the international standard ISO 8601, Monday is the first day of the week ending with Sunday as the seventh day of the week. Although this is the international standard, countries such as the United States still have their calendars refer to Sunday as the start of the seven-day week. (source)

The meaning of Monday: The name of Monday is derived from Old English Mōnandæg and Middle English Monenday, which means "moon day".

Monday arrives every 7 days whether we like it or not, we can’t stop it arriving so we need to deal with our attitude towards Monday. 


* We need to remove the negativity from Monday and replace it with joy and cheerfulness — hey, it will be a great day, lets welcome it with a smile and some energy.

* We need to see Monday as a brand new day full of possibilities where we can do anything.

* We need to see Monday as a a day to bring happiness to others

* We need to be thankful that we are in good health and able to enjoy Monday and have the opportunity to do something wonderful.

* We need to count our blessings — yes, the beginning of a work week can feel tedious — but if you have a job be grateful, if you are at home—wonderful, just appreciate what you do have, like the fact that you woke up today!

* Turn Monday from a negative day into something special and thank the Lord for giving us this day.


Lets make Monday a great day . . . lets make every day a great day and praise the Lord that we can enjoy the days He has given us. They are all special in their own way.


This is the day the LORD has made;

We will rejoice and be glad in it.

(Psalm 118:24)



Comments

  1. Your words of encoragement truly bless my heart with joy, my sweetest, darling Jo !
    I just needed to read this post of yours before going to bed and closing my day, I thank you with all my heart !

    May your week be blessed with so much joy,
    sending love to you,
    with gratitude
    Dany

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    1. Thanks Dany :)) My week has been very busy and challenging as I have been learning new things that are stretching my brain!!

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  2. I agree - all days should be a blessing. I do have a love/hate relationship with Monday though. On the one hand, do not like it as everyone leaves the house which I feel is not the way a family should be. But then it is a great day for getting lots done.

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    1. I think Mondays are different for those who leave the home (like I do) compared to those at home. When I am on holidays, Mondays are just as exciting as any other day - but saying goodbye to the weekend (which are always enjoyable) and having to return to work is hard work!!

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  3. I am one of those funny people who hardly knows one day from the next! So I don't really get distressed about ANY day of the week. I try to just enjoy everyday, though I don't always succeed... :(
    love,
    Bets

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    1. If you had to get up and go to work, would you view on Monday change. I think women at home view days differently because they don't have to go off to work - being your own boss means you can choose what you do on Mondays - I have to go to work so my Mondays aren't quite as nice as my Saturdays and Sundays.

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  4. I enjoy Mondays. It is a fresh start to a productive week. Every week I get that fresh start and I love it.

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  5. This was a beautiful post. I have to kind a grin. Because I always love coming over I love your background and header. I don't come often (I'm sorry) but when I come by because you've linked I'm happy I'm here. I totally agree with you we need to be Happy and Rejoice that God has given us a brand new day. I know how hard it is when you dread Monday because I've been there. (not to long ago) but I'm Praising God for everyday. Thanks for this reminder!

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    1. I try very hard to be joyful on Mondays - but having to get up early and go to work is a little tougher on Mondays!! but once at work, it really is fine as I do love what I do and I work with very special people so I have no reason to complain. I wonder what people thought of Mondays centuries ago? Did they complain like we do or do we live in an age of complaining !!!!

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  6. I don't enjoy the fact that Dan has to go back to work on Mondays, and sometimes Mondays are hard for the children if they're feeling discouraged about home-schooling... But generally speaking, we have a lovely relaxing Lord's day and all of us feel pretty refreshed on Monday and ready to tackle the new work week. I think it is important to remember that every day is an opportunity to serve and praise the Lord and bring glory to God - and that is not limited by going to work or doing lessons or any other thing (apart from our own attitude, which can make a big difference - either for good or for evil!).

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    1. I was wondering if it was different of those at home - because getting in the car and driving to work after two nice days at home can be a pain - but it seems to have the same feeling for those who don't have to do that. You are right, its all about serving the Lord and if we keep that in mind, every day is important :))

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