Getting rid of the tension between weekdays and weekend

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Do you hate Mondays like Garfield? Although I don't quite understand why Garfield would hate Mondays. He doesn't have a job. He has no responsibilities. His only job is to please his owner, and I doubt he would be kicked out even if he just lied on the couch all day and didn't give a damn about anyone else.

People hate Mondays - some people anyway - because they have to go to work and they won't have as much free time as they did during the weekend until the next weekend. And the next weekend is always an eternity away. Between Monday morning and Friday afternoon, there are meetings, emails, nasty colleagues, bosses, reports, and most painfully of all, some actual work. There is little time to relax in the evening between getting of work and hopping into bed - mainly because relaxing in a situation when you know you only have so much time to relax is almost impossible. You're just glancing at the clock every five minutes to see if you still have time, much like you glance at the clock at work to see if any time has passed.

And come Friday, you jump of happiness, because two and a half days is just enough time to not look at the clock or worry about the time passing and just relax, with no pressure to do so... until Sunday afternoon, when you realize the time is running out, and you start glancing at the clock again to see if you should stop relaxing and start worrying about the steadily approaching Monday already.

This sounds depressing as hell.

Now what you can do is do what the cat posters suggest - follow your passion, get a job you love, and you'll never have a problem with Monday - or you can do what the photo above suggests:

Make every day a Monday.

That is, work every day. You don't have to work the equal amount of hours during the weekend as during the week, but get something work-related done in the morning on Saturday and Sunday. This way your mind won't think weekend is the "happy time" and the workweek is the "anguish time" since all the days have the work part in common. This might make you feel depressive about the weekend at first, but once you get used to it, you won't fear Monday anymore, since the momentum wheel of work has been rolling all weekend as well.

Another option is to quit your job altogether and (either become a jobless moocher or) start your own business. Having your own company kind of requires you to work long hours every single day, including Saturdays and Sundays. All the days become identical with respect to workload. And soon enough you'll be wondering why the cashier at the grocery store tells you to have a good weekend.

Or go on hating Mondays, like Garfield for some reason. The choice is yours.