When planning long weekends away, people have traditionally treated themselves to a Friday off work to create an extra-long weekend. But Fridays in the office are often fun days, with everyone in high spirits with the weekend to look forward to. However, Mondays are an entirely different matter, when we tend to feel a little jaded with a full week of work still ahead. Switching things up to take a Monday off work instead can help you avoid this feeling entirely. January is the best time of year to do this too, as Monday 21st January is known as Blue Monday – the day in the year people feel at their lowest.
Saturday is the day we tend to treat ourselves. A nice meal, a few drinks in the evening and perhaps a pamper session during the day if we want to go the extra mile. Yet by Sunday we’re already starting to switch gears and mentally prepare for Monday morning again. Treating yourself to all the things you’d usually do on a Saturday on a Sunday instead feels a little bit naughty and extra special too. Not to mention the smug feeling of sleeping in on a Monday morning – followed by a lazy breakfast – while all your colleagues are hard at work!
In the modern day, many of us work either in shift patterns or non-traditional working hours. Yet we don’t often make the most of having odd days off during the week when others are in an office. Doing more than chores and life admin on these days off helps you feel healthier, more fulfilled and ready to return to work when the time comes.
When you want to treat yourself to a break away from home, Saturdays are typically the most expensive days to stay in hotels because of the high demand. Staying overnight on a Sunday instead is a far more cost-effective option. In fact, The Runnymede on Thames is running a special offer at the moment for a two-night stay starting on a Sunday evening. Enjoy everything our 4* property has to offer, as well as afternoon tea, breakfast both mornings and unlimited use of our spa facilities.