How to Have a Miserable Monday

March 19, 2012 — 5 Comments

Happy Monday.

How to Have a Miserable Monday

How to Have a Miserable Monday

Welcome to the day of the week we all love to hate. Mondays are universally known s the day of the week we’d all love to skip. Here’s how you can ensure that it’s absolutely miserable:

  • Live for the Weekend.

If you’ve convinced yourself that the weekend is the only time you’re going to enjoy yourself, you’re setting yourself up for a weekly cycle of disappointment. No weekend can live up to the beer commercials. There are seven days in a week. If you are of the mindset that only two of them are worth living for, then you can ensure you’ll be miserable every Monday from here until eternity.
  • Hate what you do.

In the same vein, hating your job, your boss, and the life that “the man” forces you into is another great way to stay miserable. Sure, work is work. But your perspective is largely your choice. Choosing to resent what you have to do in order to put food on the table is a fantastic way to foster a seething hatred of life itself.
  • Amp up the Attitude

Think you’re the only one who’s a little groggy on Monday mornings? Are you sure your Monday is rougher than everyone else’s? Super! You’re now prepared to make each and every interaction you have as pleasant as the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard. Thanks for coming in today.


You are well on your way to ruining your Monday (and everyone else’s too).

I suppose there are alternatives to sulking through today. You could:

  • Live every day like God has a purpose for you. (Jeremiah 29:11)
  • Work like God is your boss, and everything you do is important. (Colossians 3:23)
  • Treat other people the way you want to be treated. (Matthew 7:12)

But then again, who would want to do that? I mean, what fun is it to live with purpose and joy? It would be much easier to just complain my way through one day a week.

Joe Wickman

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Joe is a husband and father of 4 girls who gets to be a pastor at the church he grew up in. He has a desire to share what he's learned from the mistakes he's made so far in life.

5 responses to How to Have a Miserable Monday

  1. This is a great post. It made me laugh but is also such an important reminder! I’m thinking of writing the three verses and posting them somewhere that I’ll see them everyday…even Monday :) Thanks for sharing.

  2. Happiness is a Choice!

  3. Another way to have a better Monday, would be to start your work week on a Saturday or Sunday, so when Monday comes, its already Wednesday…

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