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  1. Leyla Craven says:

    Mondays are like a new beginning to me, I work Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays so on Monday morning is when I finally have a bit of time to myself to plan out and set goals for my week. I like to write down my assignments for the week in a cute planner and text some of my friends I don’t talk to much on my busy work weekend, I like going to coffee shops with my other JC friends to do schoolwork together on Mondays. Back in high school I despised Mondays, but I guess now that I don’t have to wake up so early and spend my morning in a gloomy classroom, I’ve found ways to appreciate them 🙂

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  2. Grisha Driscoll says:

    I wake up and act like I usually do every day, begrudgingly pulling myself from my bed and cursing myself for going to sleep too late the previous night. Fighting back the voice in my head coaxing me to just lay my head down and close my eyes I just remind myself “I’m getting paid so this is a good thing” and that “my education is more important than relaxing right now”. I shower and make my breakfast at a medium pace, allowing my brain to get going with a shot of protein and carbs then hopping onto my laptop. There in the virtual world, I can get homework done, watch lectures, check in on friends, pretty much just take it easy and enjoy the handful of hours I have before I have to get up and go out to work. Thankfully I pull the evening shifts so I do get to have a little bit more of that sweet sweet REM sleep.

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  3. William Duffield says:

    Mondays are like every other day for me, I wake up study, attend some classes, study more, and the go off and do my own thing for a bit before starting work on any assignments in the evening while I get into a call with my friends who go to different colleges across the state. Mondays do have a particular vibe about them though, the vibe of a new start in the week and whatever happens on that day can influence the rest of the week for me, especially if that thing is bad.

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  4. Mondays are a like any other day to me. I usually wake up and try to get to work as fast as possible. I used to despise Mondays because of school but now it feels like a fresh start to the week. So much can happen throughout the week and typically how I feel on Mondays is how motivated i’ll be for the rest of the week.

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  5. Allison Haney says:

    Monday Monday MONDAY. Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away….jk but I’m currently jamming to Shake it Off by Taylor Swift because the SRJC Petaluma Campus has great music taste. Monday is a motivational day for me as it is the start of the week or “the bottom of the hill” is what I like to think of it as. I work and perform the best on Monday and as I work my way up the hill of the week, I get tired towards the end of the week. Monday is good.

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  6. Rory Parsons says:

    Monday’s are extremely busy for me, they can even feel chaotic at times. I begin early in the morning with planning out the weeks assignments and making a rough schedule of when to attend class, work, take tests and work on homework. Then I spend the rest of the morning attending two major lectures. By this time I am usually quite locked into school. I spend my afternoon at work and always workout after my shift ends. There is always something to do, it is common for me to be up late that night doing more homework or studying for upcoming tests. While the intensity can sometimes overwhelm me, it is also extremely rewarding to have accomplished so much. I have learned to enjoy these long and productive days, having great amounts of free time this early in the week would feel odd because I am used to having a long list of tasks to accomplish.

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    1. jackmillerr says:

      I couldn’t agree more, Monday can be an incredibly productive day if you put in the work but that end of the week struggle really is like an uphill battle at times.

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  7. Trinity Merwin says:

    Mondays used to be a day that I didn’t enjoy when I was in high school because I was always waiting for the weekend. However, now I love them. Most of my school work is due at the end of the week now so Mondays have become a day that I can get a head start on my work. Also, the beginning of the week is a lot less packed because my work schedule is heavily skewed to the end of the week. Mondays give me a chance to relax, write, and draw so it is now one of my favorite days of the week.

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  8. Adriana Porter says:

    I used to really hate Mondays. The first day back to school, the day that ends the weekend: Monday. No one ever anticipates for a Monday. Nowadays, I find myself really appreciating Mondays. It’s the start of a new week. I realized over the years that my productivity throughout week is based on how well I start pacing myself on Mondays. It’s the day I write out my entire week in my planner. Everything from dentist appointments to dinner dates get written down on a Monday. The day I always used to wake up begrudgingly to actually became fundamental to my day to day life.

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  9. Kaia Stites says:

    Mondays used to be dreadful but now I see them as a time to get organized and get ready for the week. On Monday mornings, I like to log into canvas and see what I see what I have due this week. Then I write down everything that I need to do, school work and other responsibilities, and what days I should do them on. This allows me to be more relaxed and productive during the week because I know I will have time to get everything done and still have time to relax or do something fun. I actually like Mondays now because it is a day where I can get ride of some anxiety because I prepare for my week and take it one week at a time. Liking Mondays is an example of why I am thriving in the environment of the JC more than I did in high school. Now I am less stressed and happier so I am better able to turn in work I am proud of.

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  10. Azmat Hashmi says:

    The only reason I don’t like Mondays is because I have to wake up early, but I look forward to the day ahead because I have art class on Mondays. It’s one of my favorite classes, and that’s the only thing that makes my Monday better. Overall Monday feels like a regular day, and I usually start on new homework that I get for my classes. I come home from art class at 12.00, then have lunch and relax for a bit. I start doing homework in the evening so I have most of the day to myself. I also start writing in my journal for this class and plan out what I have to do for the rest of the week. Mondays make me feel like I have my life in control, because it’s the start of a new week, a new chance to do better.

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  11. Gina Nguyen says:

    To me Monday’s are like a new start. I like to make sure I have all my errands and assignments wrapped up on Friday or Saturday so then I have Sundays off. Then I start again every Monday making a list of things to do because I like having a routine. Monday makes me look forward to the week and I love saying “it’ll be Friday before you know it”.

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  12. cenamurphy says:

    Mondays can be tough. Like really tough. Somedays I just want to lie in bed and ignore my alarm clock that reminds me I need to log into my zoom class and be present. This can be hard when you have an extremely comfy bed. But once I get up, Mondays can be peaceful. I finish my class, do my homework, and have the rest of the day to figure out how I am going to spend it. I often workout after my classes and get a good fulfilling meal, when I do this I really feel like I have my shit together. But there are also the Mondays where I leave my zoom class and run straight into my sheets and lay there for another three hours, there is really no inbetween. Either way both can be great at times.

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  13. Emma Di Coio says:

    Overall Mondays are hard. The break from the weekend always feels as though it ends too soon and Monday’s begin with a sense of disappointment. I always feel a little off track and get to rough start for the rest of the week if my Monday doesn’t go according to schedule. Usually I work full days on Mondays so I do have a place to be and people to see so it beats lounging around the house for half the day. I don’t think I’d get anything done on a Monday if I was home. I do like Mondays though, it signifies a new week, and potential for this week to be a bit different than last week. In terms of scheduling I always hope to pile my workload towards the beginning of the week so I don’t stress on Thursday’s when everything is due. This week we will have to see how I do with how much I have to get done and the time I have to do it.
    I think like with everything Mondays are a gray area, they usually have the downside of ending my nice weekend break but it is nice to have a place to be and things to do (When I have time to myself at home, and knowing I have time to do hw or reading later in the week I tend to not do it, working forces me to be productive). I like feeling I’ve done productive things throughout my day and Mondays are one of those days since I work a full shift.

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  14. Shayne Turner says:

    Monday is a day for a fresh restart I look at it as the beginning of a whole new week. Whatever happened last week is over with, all you can do now is move on and either thrive off of what you did or correct it and make it better. Monday’s can be stressful because you have to go back to work or school and if your not fond of those then it will be hard. I stay motivated because I like money and since I work when I can and go to school I am busy and I believe that helps me be positive and not have time to think how hard it is to manage a job and school at the same time. It truly is hard but I need the money and I need the schooling to become a police officer and pay off my truck. Mondays just remind me of what I’m chasing after a weekend of doing mostly nothing.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      We decide what ALL days are.

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  15. Tommy Koreen says:

    I used to hate Mondays. I think most people don’t like Mondays. I hated Mondays because it was the start of a school week and the end of the weekend. When I would wake up on a Monday I would think of the next 5 days of school and have that “ugh” type of feeling. While Monday isn’t my favorite day, I now don’t mind it as much. The biggest reason for this is because the freedom that classes at the JC provide. If I don’t feel like working that much on a Monday then I just work harder on a Tuesday. For example I work on Mondays so sometimes I will do some homework over the weekend so I don’t fall behind for the week. Monday now feels like any other day of week which is better than feeling negative about it.

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  16. Leticia Camarena says:

    Mondays for me are like a new beginning. It is repeating the same routine all over again. I start to see new things at work and learn new things for each of my classes. Mondays are a new start of a set of struggles and obstacles for the week. Sometimes I feel that everyday is the same for me because I don’t really get to have some time for myself as much as I want to. I just do one thing or another, that sometimes the time that is supposed to be invested in me, does not exist. On the weekends, I go out but not as much and spend time with family. Basically, Mondays are a new start with school and work, other than that it is the same as everyday. All I can say, I am grateful to be able to get my week started.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      True…. but days are how we define them. Enjoy!!

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  17. Brianna Steel says:

    Monday’s are just like every other day for me. I wake up, I get ready and then I go to work. When I am done with work, I go home and do my school work. I used to really hate Mondays because it meant the start of the school week, but now I have school or work every day except Saturday. I don’t mind my schedule though. It was rough at first trying to balance two jobs and school but I’ve gotten the hang of it now. Mondays are my Friday for work as I have school on Tuesdays, so it’s nice knowing I have the next day off of ACE. I’m trying to learn how to enjoy my days a little more and while it is a slow process, I’m making some progress.

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  18. Ashiyana Gauchan says:

    Monday is my only day off, so I am always looking forward to that day. But it always ends up me doing the same thing. Cleaning the bathroom, my room, laundry, maybe shopping sometimes or hanging out with my friends, and a movie night with my family. So, even when I should be resting that day, I am working. It gets tiring and annoying sometimes. I usually like to get out on Mondays, away from home, either with my friends or just by myself. But even after a tiring, overwhelming day, I love movie nights with my family. In one way or another, Monday is my favorite day.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Good to have that time to look forward to. Enjoy! 🙂

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  19. Adena Moses says:

    For me Mondays are just another day, especially when I do not have anything major going on. For example, when we were put into quarantine I never knew what day it was, since then I haven’t really “recovered” from that. I used to hate Mondays, but now it has become just another day that I live and continue on with what I have to do. Although, the only day I do remember is Wednesday because that is when I have to take the trash out.

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  20. Davide Migotto says:

    Mondays sneak up on me. Weeks fly by in a blink of an eye, but they always feel long in the moment. Weekends are perfect for resting my mind and body. Just relaxing and getting ready to concur another week of life. Yet, weekends go by even faster then weeks. I get home Friday night and before I have time to sink into that relaxation mindset, Monday is waiting around the corner like a prank I never saw coming. Maybe Mondays wouldn’t be so bad if I there was another day in the weekend. Maybe Mondays are destined to be the start of a very long week, for the rest of my life.

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  21. jasonrholtz says:

    Every day is Monday. I hardly ever feel a distinction, however, I understand the sentiment. What I am reading here is that what you do matters more than what you think. At least that’s what I am projecting here because that is an idea that I try to remind myself daily. You can only judge yourself for the actions you take and the actions you take ARE your life. Thinking is great and a positive mindset is obvious to be desired but even so, a positive mindset is only as beneficial as the actions it produces. Cheers.

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  22. Miranda Rivas says:

    Monday is a fresh start. All of the stress and hardships you may have had last week are brushed aside as Monday is a reset button and only you can choose what you make of the new week ahead. For me Mondays consist of organization. I start by planning my outfits for the week and then I update my planner with assignments, tasks, practices, etc. that either will be due or will occur in the upcoming week. Although this may sound silly to some it helps me be a happier individual overall as I am never stressed about finding something to wear in the morning and I am also never unsure of what I have to complete each day of the week. To me organization is the key to a happy life and Mondays allow me to keep that organization flowing.

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  23. Taylor Martindale says:

    my Monday was pretty intense… my mother got brain surgery but staying positive…….Monday, Monday Monday. Am I right?

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Hope your mother is doing well. Let me know if I can help on the coursework side of things.

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  24. Foxine Sutton says:

    My job isn’t a 9-5 weekday job so Monday doesn’t really mean much. I work in a retail store and people always tell me to have a nice weekend on Fridays. I know they’re just being polite but I still find it amusing, as if they do not realize we are open weekends and I will likely be working. On mondays people always say stuff like “It must be a monday” if something goes wrong. Poor monday gets such a bad reputation.

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  25. Itzel Hernandez says:

    Mondays are or were always the hardest days for me from The moment I wake up I feel lazy and unmotivated and just wanting to rest. But I always tell myself it is now or never so even if I don’t want to I will get started on what I have to do whether it be homework, cleaning, or going to work. I like getting my things done so everything on my checklist will be done. Mondays are my either you get it now or never.

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  26. Nicholas Latorre says:

    I wake up Monday’s pumped and ready for the week. Why would I want to start the week and drowsy. I am excited about my day starting with what I am going to eat for breakfast before work. I am already thinking about going to the gym and working out with my gym buddies. I start a fresh new week with new goals to accomplish. I get to look at my week and plan out when I will do assignments and other things that get into my schedule. I think people need to start appreciating Mondays more. Having a good Monday’s sets you up to have a great week. Start your week fresh and positive not negative. Wake up early and do something that will benefit you. Even if it’s just walking your dog or going grocery shopping. You are checking off one task of your day. I love getting things done early because you don’t have to think about them again the rest of the day. No one likes think about having to do some chore or errand at the end of the day because it will just bother you all day long. Waking up early and positive about the new week is the best way to start a Monday!

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  27. I think there will always be apart of me that just really doesn’t like Mondays. A full week of hard practices ahead and having to wake up early. I try and use Mondays to have a good start to the week but Ive also learned to take things day by day and not look to far ahead in the future. Just accomplishing my goals every day looking forward to the results that are going to come of it are the only things that I am worried about as of now. How you feel about each day is how you perceive it, so stay positive and take it day by day and maybe Mondays won’t feel so hard anymore.

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  28. Elise Pierce says:

    Mondays feel like the revving of a chainsaw or a lawnmower. Slow start, difficult. But fruitful in the end. Maybe a little smoke.

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  29. Alondra Cervantes says:

    After I graduated from High school I took a gap semester and it helped me learn everyday can be either a Monday or it can be a Friday, it just depends how much effort we are willing to put into ourselves.
    Also, as I have worked in a restaurant, I am so use to working weekends that they are now my weekdays.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      I know what that’s like, as do many people! Cheers.

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