The Real Reason You Should Schedule Your Worst Meetings on Mondays

As 2022 turns into 2023, it’s time to put together a work schedule to get ahead in the new year. We reminded you earlier that in 2023 you should start planning your trips for long weekends – the logic is that you can maximize your paid vacation by working on federal holidays. For both saving money on travel and managing your PTO, it’s worth making those Mondays work for you. But you should also schedule all of your most hated appointments for the most hated day of the week.

Stay with me here. You have a good reason to make Mondays even more unbearable. Monday is most often canceled due to holidays, whether you are traveling or not. Look at it this way: if you have a recurring appointment on a Monday, it will be canceled eight times due to federal holidays alone in 2023 . Suffice it to say that the likelihood of a perpetually delayed meeting is higher than any other day of the week. Suck it, meetings are on Tuesdays.

But I know what you’re thinking: Aren’t you stuck in your scariest meetings on the other 44 Mondays of the year? I would say that if you already hate Mondays, the wise strategy is to bite the bullet and get rid of the worst meeting earlier in the week. Add up all your fears for Mondays so that the rest of the week is a little more tolerable. Your week should get easier as you get closer to Friday.

So act now: the start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to request schedule changes at your workplace. Take advantage of this time of new beginnings to innocently schedule all of your most hated recurring Monday appointments so you can increase your chances of never having those appointments at all. Good luck.


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