If you're like me, Monday mornings can be a challenge. If fact, the whole day seems to have a dark cloud over it for me and for most people I talk to in the Stateline. Turns out there six scientific reasons why we dread the beginning of the work week that are actually true. Here they are.


According to Mentalfloss.com, there are scientific reasons we hate Mondays and drag. There really is a reason we dread the beginning of a work week.

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1. Sleep Patterns

Our minds are absolute slaves to our body clocks. Since most people don’t get enough sleep during the week, they often try to make up for it on weekends. But sleeping in even an hour or two for just two days can confuse your body clock. According to scientists, that extra sleep just makes you more tired at the start of the week, because it can throw your body clock off by up to 45 minutes. This makes it even harder to get up on a Monday morning,

2. Socializing

Even after just two days away, according to scientists, we need to make sure our place in our work environment is secure. Gossiping with your co-workers is an important part of gearing up for the work week, and if you don’t do this, you might feel out of sorts.

3. Sudden Change

It turns out that Mondays are no more stressful or depressing than Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Fridays only come out ahead because people are anticipating the weekend. Other than that, all work days are equally terrible. But if you ask people to remember which day was worst, they will always say Monday.


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4. You Feel Worse About Yourself

Your average weekend might involve eating, drinking, or smoking more than normal. And all of these things take a toll on you physically, which may be why one study found that Americans feel least attractive on Mondays.

5. You Are Less Healthy

But you don’t just feel less healthy on a Monday, you actually are less healthy. Scientists have found that even people who generally maintain their weight weigh the most at the beginning of the week. Mondays are also the most common day for people to suffer heart attacks and strokes. Even if you don’t end up in the hospital, your blood pressure is higher on Monday, as is your chance of getting sick in general. Great news.

6. You Don’t Like Your Job

According to a massive Gallup poll, 70 percent of people hate or, at best, are “completely disengaged” from their job. This contributes to what psychiatrists and career coaches call the “Monday Blues.” Feelings of depression and anxiety can start on Sunday night, leading to an unproductive Monday.
There you have it. Evidence from Scientists as to why we hate Mondays. I feel better just realizing that it is not just me going thru the Monday blues every week.


Here's to a short work week ever week.