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Wednesdays are pretty much the least fun day of all the days (Tuesday is close, but there's still hope on Tuesdays). They don’t have the drama of a Monday, not the thirstiness of a Thursday (does anyone else love Thursday happy hour?), and I won’t even mention Friday, Saturday and Sunday because obviously they’re far superior to a boring mid-week day.
I spend most of my Wednesday thinking long and hard about the hours left until Thursday evening when, hey, it’s practically Friday. But Wednesdays don’t have to be the worst day of the week as they’re that hopeful last hill toward the weekend and it’s the things we work the hardest for that give us the greatest reward.
Below are some tips to making Wednesday a little less blah and a little more feel good:
On Wednesdays my colleagues all eat together which means that the entire room smells like someone’s delicious food cart food and/or homemade lunch. Lunch is usually also accompanied by a treat like brownies, cookies, or coffee cake. If you’re not in an office, make Wednesday a BYOT day (bring your own treat) and treat yo’self to a macaron or maybe a mini cupcake.
Scope out your city’s weekday farmer’s markets! In Portland there is a giant Saturday market, a Monday city market, a Wednesday market in the park, two Thursday markets scattered about the city, and then some pop-up markets on Fridays and Sundays that appear at the medical school/colleges and farther out into the suburbs. My colleagues often walk by my desk with baskets of blueberries and fresh baked bagels on city market days.
Buy yourself flowers on your walk home. I’ve gabbed about having a bouquet in your home to no end, so I won’t bore you. But try it – if you live near a grocery store or market, pick up a few blooms to place in vases around the house and find that Wednesdays get instantly happier.
One of the reasons I hate Wednesdays is that I’ve been sitting for two days straight and need to get out and move around. Take a walk during lunch, before work, or after work to get fresh air and clear your headache from staring at the computer all day.