Everyone hates Mondays, right? It oozes dread, compliance and a reluctant shrug towards the work week. Major studies have claimed that suicide rates are higher on Mondays, most Britons don’t smile until about 11am, and the average Joe spends about 12 minutes complaining about the simple fact that it is Monday.
I personally dislike this specific Monday as well. I’ve left the warmth and sunshine of Costa Rica for a dreary, chilly and rainy homestead. I have seven months worth of unpacking and four months worth of packing to do. My partner is approximately 3,000 miles away and five hours ahead for the indefinite future.
However, there has been this little quote floating around the social media blogosphere, and as cheesy as it is… I love it. It contradicts everything we believe about Mondays. It helps put a realistic look at the most begrudged day of the week.
[This quote was one long run on sentence. I am a nit picker, so I broke it up. I’m sorry]
“I know today is Monday and you assume it’s going to suck, but according to statistics there will be
- Over 5,000 weddings
- 10,000 childbirths
- 42 MILLION hugs
- At least 4 people will win the multimillion dollar lottery
- 600 people will receive promotions at work
- 3,000 people will lose their virginity
- 600 dogs will be adopted
- 35,000 balloons will be sold (helllo parties!)
- 800,000 skittles will be sold
- “I love you” will be said over 9 MILLION times
So according to statistics, it should be a really nice day.”
And if your Monday still sucks, that’s okay, because you will have approximately 4,070 Mondays in your life. At least a few of them will be okay. Think of all those long weekend holidays.