It's the Freakin' Weekend
Welcome back, office workers. Motivation can be difficult to summon after several days freed from the tyranny of the alarm clock. (In the coming robot revolution, the alarm clocks will play a particularly brutal role -- mark my words.)
Heck, returning to work after a typical weekend can feel unfortunate. Check out the Gallup Daily U.S. mood poll -- there's a consistent peak in mood on the weekends, followed by a Monday decline in spirits.
Also, check out last Wednesday's holiday-induced midweek spike. A full 67% of those polled said they were happy, and only four percent were overwhelmingly stressed out and worried. (During most weekdays, around forty percent of respondents report feeling happy.)
Here's hoping you, dear reader, are one of the forty percent this week.