Hugh: Here’s Why Experts Say Wednesday is the Best Day of the Week to Have Off Work
Written by Hugh Campbell on March 21, 2023
Not everyone gets the St. Patrick’s Day holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador, but those lucky enough to have Monday off now have a shortened week ahead of them. However, a long weekend may not be the best way to reinvigorate yourself. Experts say the most beneficial day of the week to have off is actually Wednesday. The reasoning behind the finding is that the pace of life is different on the weekend than it is during the week, so a change in our internal rhythm tends to make the first day back to work a challenge. Some have found that after a long weekend it’s even harder to get back in the groove when you return to work. Conversely, taking a mid-week day off doesn’t disrupt the work week, but rather gives us some time to recharge.
Personally, I have another theory on why a mid-week day off is so rewarding. It’s all about incentives. Getting work done seems easier when you have something to look forward to, whether it’s a vacation, a special event, or just a little treat for yourself. By having a Wednesday off, you can go into work on a Monday looking forward to a break in just a couple days, and then when you return to the office on Thursday, the weekend is just around the corner.