It's just another 'Manic Monday' in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. According to a report by Zippia (take that for what it's worth), Minnesota is one of the top five states in the country for hating Mondays.

This study was done based on Google searches and trends within state lines for things like:

  • Jobs
  • Coffee
  • Why am I so tired
  • Call in sick

Since searches for these types of terms tend to jump on Mondays, we determined these as the most “Monday” problems. From there, we averaged them together to find the crankiest, I-don’t-want-to-go-to-work, why-is-it-Monday-already states.

Based on 12 months worth of Google searches, Minnesota ranked at #5 on the list of the most Monday-hating states.

Here are the top 10:

  1. Idaho
  2. Montana
  3. Utah
  4. Oregon
  5. Minnesota
  6. Washington
  7. Colorado
  8. New Mexico
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Nebraska

I don't think Mondays are as bad as everyone thinks they are. They area  fresh start on the week and we should be hopeful for everything a new week brings.

Like I mentioned above, take this study for what it's worth. This wasn't based on a survey of people deliberately asking if they like or dislike Mondays, it's based on Google search history of loosely related topics. Far from a definitive science, but still a fun anecdote to toss around at the water cooler.

Also, for your viewing pleasure please enjoy Amy Pohler playing Leslie Knope on NBC's Parks and Recreation in my favorite anti-Monday GIF.


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