20 Facts About Monday To Kickstart Your Week

If you believe that Mondays suck, you're definitely not alone.

Why Mondays Suck and What to Do About It?

Scientific studies basically confirm that Mondays suck, but the real question you need to ask yourself is why Mondays suck. Mondays suck because we make them suck. Monday often signals the time when we need to get serious and focus on getting up early, mastering difficult work projects, having tough meetings and other tasks we may not want to do.

Suffice to say, there aren't a great deal of positive facts about Mondays, but there are a few, and here's 20 of them!


1. The name for Monday comes from the Old English word "Mōnandæg," and the Middle English "Monenday." It is originally a translation of Latin "dies lunae" meaning "day of the Moon."

2. In the U.K., "Monday" is a slang term used to describe a large and heavy sledgehammer.

3. Monday is the only day of the week that is an anagram for single word, that word being 'dynamo'.

4. In 2012 and 2018, there were 53 Mondays in the year. This occurrence won't happen again until 2024.

5. On a Monday, almost 50% of employees are late to work.

6. The productivity of workers is at its all-time low on Mondays. With people being up to 30% less productive on a Monday, it it shown they often only manage 3.5 hours of work throughout the day.

7. Professionals over 40 are the biggest demographic to suffer more stress on a Monday.

8. A study in 2011 showed that the average person moans for 34 minutes on a Monday, compared to the 22 minutes on other days.

9. When scientists recorded emotions of people in each day, they found Monday to be no different from Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. However, when they asked people to remember which day was the most stressful they will always say Monday. This is due to a larger emotional shift from Sunday to Monday than there is between Tuesday and Wednesday.

10. A study conducted by Marmite in 2011 showed that the average U.K. person won't crack a smile until 11:16 A.M. on Monday.

11. Even if you maintain a steady weight, scientists have found that Monday is the day of the week when you will weigh the most.

12. Mondays is that it is statistically the most likely day that the U.S. Stock Market will rise, rather than fall.

13. Monday is the best day to buy a new car.
Studies have shown that some people will avoid buying a car on a weekend, as these are the busiest days for car salespeople. This means people will buy cars on Mondays as they're often guaranteed to get more of the salesperson's time and attention, and thus a better deal.

14. Monday is the day of the week when most people do their online shopping.

15. Monday is commonly considered "suicide day," being the day of the week where the most people take their own lives.

16. The Boomtown Rats song I Don't Like Mondays was inspired by a shooting spree in America by killer Brenda Spencer. When questioned by the police about her motivations for the murder spree she answered "I don't like Mondays."

17. "Heart attack day" also takes place on Monday's when there is a marked 20% increase of heart attacks.

18. Mondays are the least rainy day of the week. Although the exact science behind this is unknown, researchers believe it is due to the decrease in man-made pollution over the weekend.

19. Mondays are the most sleep deprived day. According to scientists, the extra sleep you get on a weekend makes you worse off on a Monday, as it throws off your body clock. When you wake up early on Monday, it's more of a shock than waking up any other weekday.

20. You look less attractive on a Monday. One study showed that American people of all ages feel at their least attractive on a Monday.

And a study once revealed the best ways to get over the "Monday Blues" are by watching TV, online shopping, buying chocolate, and planning a holiday.

Yes, Mondays can be busy and hectic, but you can also choose to think more positively about the start of your week. Realize that you have some control over what you do and can lighten up your workload, schedule breaks, and still stick to a routine that makes you feel less stressed and more in control of your life and your schedule.

Life is too short to live only for the weekend or count down the days until Friday. Uncover why Monday sucks in terms of your current situation and how you can change it for the better.

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