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Tuesday Sucks! Here’s 10 Ways to Make This Day Suck Less

A few months back I wrote a post about how Monday sucks and how you can make it suck less.

But while Monday still sucks, Tuesday sucks even more. Think about it: you’re not fresh off the weekend, and the next weekend is still too far away.

Ugh. Tuesday.

So to shake off those Tuesday blues, try one of these ten surefire tips to make Tuesday better.

1. Read this article by The Onion and understand that you are not alone.

monday tuesday rebecca black meme

This is what her song should’ve been about.

2. Do a little spring (or winter, or summer) cleaning. Get rid of extraneous files, papers, and junk you’ve collected over the past year. I promise that it will make you feel productive and orderly.

3. Google your name. This is an excellent use of time for two reasons. 1. You can get a decent overview of your online reputation. 2. Content scrapers don’t generally get rid of the author name when they take and spin articles from your blog. Track these scrapers down and get your content back!

4. Imagine that you have an unlimited amount of money. Then go to Google maps and decide what street, bridge, intersection, or highway of Virginia you’d like named after you or your dog.

5. During a break, toss around a stress ball or play paper football with one of your coworkers. Even the slightest of physical exercise will get your body moving, your blood pumping, and help snap you out of the doldrums.

6. Does your company have a Pinterest account yet? No? Then maybe it’s time to start one. And pin everything.

tuesday dancing girl

This girl is way too happy about Tuesday.

7. Instead of emailing your coworkers, get up and go ask them your question in person. Not only will this help you kill a little time, but you can also foster some camaraderie and get to know your fellow employees.

8. Attempt to take a really ugly Instagram picture. Use terrible composition and an awful filter and wait to see how many people still like it.

9. Continue your spring/summer/winter cleaning with your computer. Sort through your documents and pictures, delete unnecessary files, and create those folders that you’ve always meant to create. Organizing now will help you keep your electronic organization in control going forward.

10. Still feeling sluggish? Go read this article on Buzzfeed. If Ryan Gosling and/or cute animals can’t help you, then I’m afraid nothing can.

And above all, remind yourself that it can’t be Tuesday forever.

Have you tried any of these tips on a sluggish Tuesday? Anything else you’d like to add to the list?



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  1. Jeff Porretto

    First things first, that Onion article is epic. “Added Pryn: ‘F***'”

    Now, I’ve been a long time propent of Tuesdays being the worst day of the week, only to be mocked and scorned by many Monday proponents. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to know there is someone out there who share’s my opinion. After all, what does misery love? Exactly.


    • Mandy Kilinskis

      That Onion article is one of my favorite articles they have ever written.

      And luckily, YES, the clock has moved. (Though it didn’t feel like that this morning. 🙁 )

  2. Candice J.

    Ok so i def. love step 10. That article is amazing and the pic of the little girl in the swing is SOOOO going on my wall! AMAZING blog Mandy!

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      Haha, thanks, Candice! That little girl in the swing makes me crack up every single time.

  3. Bret Bonnet

    My personal favorite – go insult someone. It’s very rewarding – JK!


  4. Amy Swanson

    On Mondays I can usually muster through and rely on adrenaline to get me through the day. Tuesdays though? No dice. More often than not I wake up and assume it’s Wednesday, which then makes the week seem five times longer. It simply sucks. I think today is going to be a good day to Google my name and see if anyone’s being swiping my content… and write product descriptions. Can’t forget those 😉

    Great tips, Mandy!

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      At least on Monday you can relish in how great your weekend was. When it’s Tuesday…nothing. And then there are those Tuesdays when you wake up and think it’s Sunday, and that’s sad.

  5. Cybernetic SAM

    Also along with your googling you should look up good/epic news articles of the day. After all, the world/universe is so vast, there is always something happening and you can turn your Tuesday BLUES into Tuesday WOOOO’s! Today’s epic story:,0,5313947.story

    (P.S. Joe, Tuesday still sucks as a name)

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      That is an epic story! And a great suggestion – you never know what reading the news may inspire! 🙂

      (P.P.S. Joe, Tuesday really is a terrible name.)

  6. Rachel

    That Onion article is beautiful. Also, that Instragram picture truly is ugly, my goodness.

    I think what helps me most is remembering that, as you said, Tuesday won’t last forever. Heck, it’s halfway through already now! 🙂

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      I know, right? It’s really hard to find a truly ugly Instagram picture, but I was determined to Google until I did.

      And I am very glad that Tuesday is more than halfway over now! 🙂

  7. Jen

    I dislike Tuesdays. I guess it’s one day closer to the weekend then Monday…but there are still four days to get through! Nice post Mandy, it got me though the 3:30 slump. 🙂

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      Glad that the article helped you through the 3:30 slump – I know that time well, and it’s extra-bad on a Tuesday!

  8. Jaimie Smith

    Mandy this article is awesome!! I am not a fan of tuesdays at all. I still do not like mondays, but as you said above, at least on monday you’re thinking about your awesome weekend, and even maybe the reason you feel so sluggish was possibly worth it. But Tuesdays JUST SUCK! That’s all there is to it. You have some great tips here Mandy! Something that helped my Tuesday a little bit was an article that Candice sent me. It got me real excited. I know all of you will despise me for posting this, but that’s okay 🙂

    • Jaimie Smith

      okay nevermind, I just saw when that is and I can’t even go…
      My tuesday is back to sucking!!

      • Mandy Kilinskis

        That event isn’t really my thing, but I can definitely see how not attending that would dishearten a Kardashian fan. Sorry that the realization made your Tuesday suck a little more. 🙁 Go back to Ryan Gosling petting a penguin!

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