It’s 11pm on Sunday night. I’m lying in bed, trying my very best to sleep…and through the window I can hear the loud, obnoxious sounds of someone in our neighbourhood getting their party on.
They’re chanting ‘scull, scull, scull’…and I’m just hoping that they either run out of beverages very soon, or are very sleepy drunks.
Luckily, this doesn’t happen very often. But when it does, I don’t feel so bad about cuddling into my bed for an extra hour or two on Monday mornings.
I think Mondayitis might be contagious.
I married a man who has shown signs of this ailment since his early years. I wish I was kidding, but last year when we visited his parents’ house, I came across a diary of his early years. His mother noted when he was just two years old that he hated Mondays and was very irritable all day.
This hasn’t improved in adult life – so much so that my beloved husband is now in the job of his dreams…only four days a week, with an RDO every single Monday.
Of course, this doesn’t translate to sublime Monday mornings for me! If you’ve ever had to drag yourself out of bed while your partner peacefully snores on, you’ll know how I feel.
It just adds insult to the injury that is Monday morning!
So why do we get Mondayitis? It’s apparently a real thing…after some speedy ‘Googling’, I have discovered that the average person spends 34 minutes complaining on a Monday morning, compared to 22 on any other weekday.
Thanks to the wisdom of the internet, I am led to believe that this condition can be caused by anything from eating too much on the weekend (a real possibility) to simply being more tired on the days that follow a sleep-in (and we do like our weekend sleep-ins!), or even over-focusing on our weaknesses when it comes to our work life.
But can Mondayitis be cured? If you’re like me and don’t have the luxury of simply cancelling Monday, how can you move on.
Try thinking of it like this…instead of thinking ‘Mondayitis’, use the power of punctuation and simply think ‘Monday it is’. And perhaps try being grateful that you do actually get to have a Monday.
And the good news? Monday will be over in 24 hours!