Suffering From Monday Blues?


We Meet Again

Sometime last year or was it the year before, I found out that Monday was the day of my birth. It explained to me why the day was one of my favourites. Maybe just mind over matter but the Monday blues was not one that plagued me except during my junior high school years when a test was scheduled on that day.

“So. Monday. We meet again. We will never be friends—but maybe we can move past our mutual enmity toward a more-positive partnership.”Julio Alexi Genao

I Hate Monday!

Why do people hate the first day of the week so much? Could it be that they, particularly the adults, hate their jobs? Over my working life, there have been Mondays that going in to the office was something I would rather not. But the same could be said of Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. However, Friday is the favourite day of the week for most – workers and students alike. It is the day you get to give the boss or the principle the finger!

When we migrated to Canada, my days of working five days a week, Monday to Friday were left behind on the island of Jamaica. Rude was my awakening to learn that in North America, no day of the week was really sacred. Yes, people attend church mainly on Sunday but just as many go into work. The life of a shift worker became mine for the first many years of my life in my new country.

After doing this for a few years – when the likelihood of being scheduled for a shift – I got used to it. Still I crave a two-day weekend, whichever day they occur!

What about you – do you hate Mondays? Do you work a ‘regular’ work week, Monday to Friday? Share your feelings with us in the comments below as well as tell me what today’s picture suggests. Have you seen the other pictures in our new series of “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words?” Check them out yesterday’s on A Colourful Life and all the others. Subscribe and join our community and receive daily updates of our posts, FREE monthly newsletter and other publications.

Enjoy your Monday or at least try!


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25 thoughts on “Suffering From Monday Blues?

  1. Mondays are like any other day. I love them all 🙂 thanks for sharing though.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Good for you Diane! 🙂

  2. [ Smiles ] Monday is like any other day of the week for me; I do not hate it.

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are one of the minority – and that is a good thing! 🙂

  3. Mondays are the devil. The end.

    1. Ms Claudette

      LOL! That is so funny! 🙂 🙂

  4. This is probably bad, but Mondays for me mean the kids are off to school during the school year. YAY!! It’s another day of being alive like Julie said. I actually look forward to it as it’s bleach my bathroom day. lol
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    1. Ms Claudette

      No, it’s not bad. We all need some “me” time, even to bleach our bathrooms! 🙂

  5. I love Mondays, new week, new opportunities!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yeah for Mondays! Thanks for sharing Azlin! 🙂

  6. I do think that Mondays and monday blues are all pure hype. yes there is that hesitation to get back to the drudgery of work after the weekend. But if you love what you do, then every day is like any other day.

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are so right about that Vyvay! Do what you love they say and you will never “Work” another day of your life. 🙂

  7. Elizabeth O.

    I think we hate Mondays because it’s the start of the work week. It marks the end of yet another weekend so that’s basically why. There were days wherein my week would start at a different day than Monday and I would hate that day instead. Lol.

  8. Mondays are not all that bad. Great Post. had fun reading this
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    1. Ms Claudette

      Glad you liked Momina! 🙂

  9. Mondays are not all that bad. Had fun reading this

    1. Ms Claudette

      Glad that you enjoyed. Thanks for the visit Momina! 🙂

  10. I think it’s the get-back-to-work thing for those who do. I don’t work, so…. Mondays are like any day!
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    1. Ms Claudette

      Envious! 🙂 Kidding but I agree with you on that. 🙂

  11. I would take every monday off if I could lol

    1. Ms Claudette

      I think most people would…but then wouldn’t Tuesday feel like Monday??? 🙂

  12. I LOOOOVE Mondays I love every day of the week that I am alive, healthy loved, and have all the basics in life, love every day I ma faced with challenges coz that means am Alive and God has a great big lovely surprise for me at the other side of the challenge. I love my Life. But it wasnt always that way…I remember when I hated Mondays, I hated the drive to work, I complained about life and everything…It aint no way to live….! Super post Claudette

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am so with you on that one Julie! I disliked Mondays from time to time in my life but over the years, that dislike lessened – until today! It was not a good one for me. 🙁

  13. I feel like Garfield on Mondays, all i want to do is sleep and eat lasange!
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    1. Ms Claudette

      LOL! That image is now planted in my mind!

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