According to psychologist Amy Wood, “we hate Mondays because we have built Mondays up to be horrible, when in fact we should actually love Mondays. Most of us dread Monday because we have to go back to work after the weekend. Would you rather be too sick to work, or unemployed and broke?”
If you’re at work tomorrow, celebrate that you’re a healthy and capable person with the resources you need to create happiness for yourself, says Wood, a coach and author of Life Your Way.
Another reason to love Monday: Without Monday, there would be no weekend to look forward to. “Without Monday – and Tuesday thru Friday – most of us wouldn’t have the money necessary to do fun and interesting things on weekends,” adds Wood.