Are You a Monday Person or a Friday Person?

Posted on November 12, 2012 
Filed Under General

You look forward to the work week and may have even been overheard saying, “TGIM!” The week is your oyster and you are ready to discover new things, to make a mark on your world. You love Mondays.

Fridays, on the other hand, might be the favored child for you. You’ve worked hard all week – or you haven’t – but finally the end of the week has arrived and you are ready to start the weekend.  TGIF!

Most of us can self-identify as either a Monday Person or a Friday Person. While more songs of misery contain the word Monday and more lyrics, restaurants and products include Friday, the day with the most emotional drain is actually Wednesdays, according to many studies.  Wednesday might be the mid-week child of neither here nor there and the day when all the stuff that came out of those Monday/Tuesday meetings must be produced. Wednesdays are tiring.

But back to Mondays and Fridays. There’s been speculation and less than scientific studies that say neither day is highly productive.  I’ve heard people guard against buying cars manufactured on Mondays or Fridays: on Monday the factory workers are too tired and on Friday they are distracted thinking about the weekend.  How we can find out what day of the week a car is manufactured is another story – a task best relegated to a Tuesday or Thursday.

I challenge you to reverse your mindset this week. If you long for Mondays, then think of this day as Friday, and on Friday, be a Monday person.  Shake up your Arcadian rhythm and all Western World myths and try this exercise.

On Monday:


And on Friday:

Let me know if this reversal of mindset works for you.  And please chime in on which day of the week is your favorite and why.

-  Diane Schwartz

On Twitter: @dianeschwartz


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