Everyone loves Fridays and the weekends – no work, lots of parties, socializing, relaxing, travel, fun, etc. obviously the weekends are great.
I love Friday and the weekend too, but my favorite day of the week is Monday. I’m not being a smart-ass or trying to be ultra-motivational here… I sincerely love Mondays, and here are the reasons why:
- Even though the daily grind of my profession is never the same day to day, I do follow a semi-routine schedule during the week – wake early, work, workout, eat well, play with kids, go to bed early, try to romance my wife. On the weekends, I don’t have any routine. The only two guarantees are that I will eat pizza, drink a beer or two, and stay up past my bedtime. While this is a nice break from the mundane, it exhausts me. So by the time Sunday afternoon rolls around, I’m usually ready to get balance back into my life.
- Due to the beer, pizza, and staying up past my bedtime, my body hates me by Sunday evening. I’m bloated, have brain fog, and my wife won’t come near me because I’m smelly. This hurts my attempts at romancing the wife. This in turn motivates me to eat well and train hard on Monday.
- I love my kids a lot, but they are 3 and 5 years old. They are exhausting. They’re beautiful, fun, adorable children, but they are exhausting. I don’t know how stay at home Mom’s/Dad’s do this full time. Much respect to them. Monday sometimes feels like a jailbreak and helps me keep loving my kids.
- People shop online for houses on the weekends. As a Realtor, this means people call, email, or text me about buying or selling a home. That means I get to setup appointments on Monday to show these people properties, and hopefully help those people buy or sell those houses. This is fun.
- I like to work. In full disclosure – I’ve never had a real job. Since college graduation I’ve spent all of my career working in a Gym and in Real Estate. The majority of those years have been spent working for myself, so my ‘job’ is a creative and competitive outlet for me, and I truly enjoy it.
- Everyone always complains about not having enough time. I think this is BS. Monday presents a new opportunity every week to start fresh and get shit done. If you plan your week out, eliminate sleeping in, create a healthy morning ritual, and limit things like TV, I think you will find a lot of extra time; and that all starts with Monday.
- I’ve seen memes that say “Coffee Tastes Best on Monday”. This is false. Coffee tastes best on Saturday, then Sunday, and then But I love coffee, so 3rd place gets a big-ass participation trophy here. I love Monday coffee in my Monday coffee mug.
What do you think? Do you buy into the illusion that Monday sucks, or do you take advantage of the fresh start to each week?