As a schoolchild once complained: “Mondays are bad enough, but why do they have to be at the start of the week?” It’s no easier for the workers of the world: on average, we struggle to the office for over 2,000 working Mondays, to see the same glum faces.

But if everyone takes the step together, Thank God It’s Monday Day shows us what working life could be like. A charity bake sale, a team lunch or even a stroll around the block – with no talking business! – can raise morale. Many companies help to organize a trip or a learning day: activity, music, and the visual arts all stimulate our minds more than we realize.

The day is often celebrated in early January when, for many, the return from holidays makes spirits slump. Even if you’re not really a high-fives-at-the-breakfast-table family, children and parents can play an equal part. And many teachers, secretly as gloomy as anyone else, will need little encouragement to make “back to school” a special, fun day.

Learn about Thank God It’s Monday Day

Thank God It’s Monday Day is all about seeing Monday as a positive day, rather than a negative day. After all, while Monday can be a struggle for a lot of people, it can help to try and see this day from a different perspective. After all, Monday is typically a day of new beginnings. Couples typically get married on weekends, and so a Monday represents the start of their new lives together. New jobs often start on Mondays. There are also a lot of public holidays that take place on Mondays, meaning that there are usually special events happening on Mondays throughout the year. 

When you consider the fact that one-seventh of our lives is going to be spent on a Monday, you see why it is vital to start seeing the good in a Monday, rather than the bad. Throughout the year, you will have at least 52 Mondays (sometimes 53!). This is 52 opportunities to spend time with people you love and to meet new people. This is 52 chances to learn a new skill or to see a beautiful sunrise. These are all things that we can be thankful for. 

Amazing things that have happened on Mondays

To help you see just how amazing Monday can be, let’s take a look at some of the awesome things that have happened on a Monday.

  • Cyber Monday – Where else to begin than with a bargain? In the United States, the Monday after the Thanksgiving Holiday became known as Cyber Monday. This is a day that has gained popularity all over the world. On this date, you will find some of the best discounts of the year online. Online retailers will offer amazing deals, giving you the perfect opportunity to capture a great bargain. And, who doesn’t love a bargain?
  • Nutella was invented – Yes, that’s right, the very first jar of Nutella left a factory in Alva, which is a very small town in Piedmont, Italy, and after this, the world was blessed with the chocolate and hazelnut goodness that is Nutella. Now, tell me you don’t love Mondays! 
  • YouTube was born on a Monday – Last but not least, Monday was the day when it became possible to search for cute cat videos online! This is because YouTube was born on Monday the 14th of February in 2005! 

The History of Thank God It’s Monday Day

Thank God It’s Monday Day was created by Dorothy Zjawin of New Jersey’s Roselle Park. The reason that she created this occasion was to give some recognition to the beginning of the week in general. She wanted people to see that Monday is a day of opportunity and that it is something to be thankful for. 

How to Celebrate Thank God It’s Monday Day

Thank God It’s Monday Day can be celebrated in many different ways. It is all about being positive and starting off your week in the right way. Look for something positive to do on this date. Why not get outside and enjoy nature? Why not call one of your friends and arrange to meet for a coffee? Or, how about starting on that project that you have been meaning to for quite some time now? Do something that is going to make you feel happy. That’s what Thank God It’s Monday Day is all about! 

You can also use Thank God It’s Monday Day to do something nice for someone you know. Raise another person’s spirits by baking them a cake or sending them a nice greeting card that will put a smile on their face. A lot of people suffer from anxiety and depression, and Mondays can often be difficult for them. This is why it is a good idea to try and help them through this potentially difficult day. A small gesture and some kind words can go a very long way to achieving this. 

Of course, Thank God It’s Monday Day is the perfect excuse to have a party with your loved ones. Why not invite your friends and family around to give them something to celebrate on this date? You can put on some good food and get everyone to bring a bottle with them! Spend the day dancing to music and catching up with the people that you love the most. After all, it does not matter how much you hate Mondays, if you’re surrounded by your loved ones, the chances are you’re going to enjoy it in the end.

Another great way to celebrate this date is to simply allow yourself something you would not usually have on a Monday. For example, rather than having a takeaway on the weekend, why not make Monday takeaway evening? You will enjoy your day at work a lot better if you know that you’re not going to have to cook when you get home and instead you can enjoy your favorite fast-food. 

We would also recommend celebrating Thank God It’s Monday Day in the workplace as well. This is the perfect opportunity for you to show your employees how much you appreciate them, and that you know how difficult it can be for them to come into the work after the weekend! You can do something as small as treating your employees to some baked treats. Why not have a tray of brownies and cakes waiting for them at lunch time?

Or, why not use Thank God It’s Monday Day to have a great team-bonding day? You can plan an activity for the day so that everyone can have fun together. From escape rooms to movie days; there are plenty of ways you can do this. Why not speak to your employees and find out what they would like to do?

No matter how you decide to spend this date, it is important to remember that it is all about being positive and seeing the good and the opportunities that Monday can bring, rather than seeing it as a negative day!

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