No doubt you’ve hated the entire week only to have a massive amount of happiness increase as soon as you finish work on Friday.
But I bet nobody’s told you that this is a real effect and it’s happening to billions of people all over the globe.
It is called the “weekend effect”, and it’s exactly what we will be discussing here today.
The matter of fact is, it is a real issue and a big problem because people live like they are in a prison for 71% of their entire life!
If that isn’t a true eye-opener. I don’t know what is!
What is The Weekend Effect?
Short answer: The weekend effect is the increase of your happiness levels on the weekends.
Long answer: The more down in the dumps you are (stressed out, angry, sad) during a work week, the more your mood will increase in the weekend.
Basically, if you hate your job you will always be happy when you’re finished for the day and most especially at the end of the week.
That’s where the “weekend effect” comes into play.
Your mood will increase when you knock off on Friday the more you dislike your job, and it will continue throughout the weekend.
Your mood then goes back to normal on Monday morning.
Why Your “Weekend Mood” Increases
Your weekend mood is all determined on how you feel during the week while you’re at your job.
If you love your job and are always happy, you’re probably going to be the exact same on the weekends and have an overall happier lifestyle as a result.
If you hate your job, you’ll probably LOVE the weekends.
This is all because you’re excited to get the hell out of the hell-hole that you’ve been in for the last 5 days!
And it might seem funny now, but it definitely is not because you’re living an unhealthy life with more chances of a mental illness than ever before.
Flattening Out Your Mood For the Week
The trick is to become happier during the week so it matches your weekend mood (or very close to it at least).
Why you ask?
Because it’s simply unhealthy on so many levels to live your life 5 days a week on autopilot hating every hour, every minute and second of the day.
There is no argument here.
You either sort the problem at hand now, or never…where you face long-term problems down the line such as depression and other related illnesses.
Your Boss & The Workplace Environment (Sort Everything Now)
It’s been proven that if you get along with your boss and actually believe in your workplace and everything you do there, you will be a much happier employee.
If you can sort things out with your boss at the very least, your mood might actually increase and your week might be more tolerable.
However, if there are still issues, it may be the work in general and work environment.
In this instance, if you cannot change your position or the situation it might be time to get out of there because there’s nothing else for you to do…other than stay in a job you hate for the rest of your life.
So make small changes over a couple weeks, ride the wave and see how you go.
Small changes are best because your boss MIGHT actually consider them and take action depending on how good you made your proposal.
Whereas with big changes your boss is only going to look at you and laugh, then tell you to get back to work, lol *sad but true*.
This is a MASSIVE, World-Wide Problem
I’ve said it time and time again. Most people do indeed live for the weekend and it’s very sad to see.
This isn’t just happening in your area, my area or your best friends little town.
No, this problem is world-wide and it’s happening to most people in fact.
The more scary part is that it isn’t changing anytime soon, and actually getting worse.
Just look at the prices of everything going up while wages aren’t even keeping up!
It’s causing people to work more and more just to get by.
The gap from the rich and poor is increasing. What’s it going to take for people to wake up to what’s really going on?
This is a whole other subject we aren’t getting into right now, but you bet it’s on the cards in the future!
If You Choose Not To Do Anything
If you keep doing what you’re doing and have no plans of changing your situation anytime soon, then I’m sorry to say but you’re going to be miserable for the rest of your life.
If you make excuses NOW you will always make excuses because that’s what people do just to make themselves feel better.
The good news is that you are right now, in a position to change what your future will look like and that’s what matters the most.
But time is not slowing down and the reason why you need to take control of your life before it’s too late.
Either you change what makes you unhappy in your workplace or change your job altogether.
Otherwise do what I did and find a way out of the whole “9-5” thing so you don’t have to put up with these issues any longer.
I create blogs just like this for a living.
I don’t answer to anyone and work on my own schedule. And yes, that means I can skip days or even weeks if I want to.
That’s the beauty of affiliate marketing and owning a blog my friend.
Screw the 9-5 grind and instead create something you have full control over and are able to axe your miserable day job.
THAT’S what I recommend and it’s what I’ve been doing for almost 2 whole years now.
What are your thoughts? Leave all questions and comments below!