Hugh: “Bare Minimum Monday” is a New Workplace Trend Getting Attention on Social Media
Written by Hugh Campbell on March 6, 2023
There’s a new workplace trend going around online and it’s all about taking it easy to start the week. “Bare Minimum Monday” is making the rounds on social media and it’s pretty self-explanatory. Adopters of the trend say they’re doing as little work as possible on Mondays, instead prioritizing self-care and relaxation. The trend has its critics for sure, with some calling it lazy and others pointing out that workers in many industries don’t have the luxury of putting in low effort. The key to understanding the utility of Bare Minimum Monday is actually all about the day before. The “Sunday Scaries” is a term that describes the anxiety workers feel when the weekend is coming to an end, dreading the day ahead and the return to work. By planning to spend your Monday practicing self-care, the anxiety felt on Sunday eases and some even look forward to the start of another work week.