The Worst Day of Your Week

Sahar Aker

It's Tuesday morning and I'm ready to take on the world. I'm thinking happy thoughts. I'm even singing in the shower:

"Wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy,
Put my glasses on, I'm out the door -- I’m gonna hit this city."

Well ... not quite like Ke$ha feels. But I do feel good. My first thought when I wake up is usually, Thank God it's not Monday anymore. So I don't understand why researchers want to quash the traditional Monday blahs and try to pass them on to Tuesdays.

A recent report finds most people think Tuesday is the most miserable day of the week. What?! Why? The theory is that on Monday, the weekend hasn't worn off yet, but on Tuesday, we are well into the working week and the following weekend is still a few days away.

Makes no sense to me at all. On Tuesdays, I feel strong just thinking about how I survived Monday. I've got my workweek groove going and I don't feel foggy like I do on Mondays. You know that Monday feeling -- it's kind of like when you need a vacation from your vacation. I always feel like Monday should be another day off to recover from a busy weekend of socializing, running errands, and cleaning the house.

Since I can't have Mondays off, I have a little survival guide to help me make it through. I don't overload my day with too many deadlines but try to spread these out during the rest of the week instead. Also, I take a break from chores and just relax after work Monday night. Or I plan something to look forward to, like a fun class at the gym. Makes Mondays more bearable.

But no survival guide needed for Tuesdays. Nope. Come Tuesday, it's all good. Full steam ahead. Go time. Plus, it's one day closer to the weekend.

So take that you Tuesday haters.

Oh, and don't come crying to me the next time you get a case of the Mondays.


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