13 Reminders That Mondays Really Aren't As Painful As You Think

by Leigh Weingus

There's no better feeling than Friday at 5 pm and no worse feeling than Monday at 7 am, am I right?

Sure, Fridays are awesome; it's comforting to know you have two days of absolute freedom ahead of you. You can sleep through the middle of the day, take tequila shots without suffering the consequences of a hungover work or school day and watch Netflix to your heart's content.

Although I'm the first to admit Mondays can be rough (I usually don't fully wake up until noon), there's also something kind of refreshing about them.

Mondays are a blank slate. And if you did it right (i.e. didn't drink the entire weekend), you're probably feeling a little more energetic than you did on Friday, even if that energy doesn't kick in until mid-afternoon.

Truth be told, Mondays aren't as devastating as we like to pretend they are.

Let these 13 tweets serve as a little reminder of all the opportunity Monday brings.

Post-coffee, Mondays can be kind of refreshing.

Monday mornings after we've had our coffee, we be like... #mondayfeeling #mondaymotivation — Beneath The Brand (@BeneaththeBrand) January 11, 2016

 Your pets certainly don't mind Monday mornings.

A typical #Monday morning for your pet. (Pic: Derby) — Petco (@Petco) January 11, 2016

Monday is basically New Year's Day, but every week.

Okay, here we go again... #Monday — Gareth L Powell (@garethlpowell) January 11, 2016

Saturday mornings are great and all, but you certainly don't get to see the sunrise.

Rise and shine #Houston Make it a MARVELOUS #Monday — Elita Loresca (@ABC13Elita) January 11, 2016

Mondays are an excuse to eat whatever you want.

Mammogram done, then shopping and huge Chipotle burrito with guac for lunch. Can only hope this afternoon can be so good. #Monday — sarahdessen (@sarahdessen) January 4, 2016

Seriously, whatever you want...

#Monday blues? Salted chocolate and dulce de leche is the remedy; — delicious. magazine (@deliciousmag) January 11, 2016

Finishing your Monday morning workout feels pretty f*cking good.

Morning #Monday #bootcamp done! — Wayne McClure (@Ultrashotone) January 11, 2016

Monday is all about crushing those goals.

The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal & launch, get started, take action, move. #Monday #Motivation — Rassie Pieterse (@Rassie_Pieterse) January 11, 2016

Drinking way too much coffee (with lots of sugar in it) is totally acceptable because, ugh, Monday.

Today calls for a super-sized caramel macchiato...with 4 shots of coffee. ✨ #monday #poweredbycoffeeandpixiedust — Karen M (@carriem984) January 11, 2016

Monday is an opportunity to make creative fashion decisions.

I just realized I wore my jacket inside out all morning #monday — nb (@nbridges30) January 11, 2016

There's a certain quietness about Mondays.

Monday = quiet coffee drinking day, and I like that. #Monday #mondaymorning #coffee — Katelyn Block (@ChefKatelyn) January 11, 2016

Hello, blank slate.

"Every #Monday morning is new hope." -Maira Kalman #followngain #teamfollowback #100aday — Making It Happen! (@I_need_leads) January 11, 2016

You can make corny jokes and everyone will forgive you. Embrace it.

My fried egg exploded when I put it on my plate. Guess the yolks on me... #Monday #AngryBirds — Kristian L. Perdomo (@kingkrisper) January 11, 2016

Have a great week, everyone!