Why I Love Sundays

I woke up singing the song “I don’t like Mondays” by the Boomtown Rats.

But.

It’s Sunday morning, and it’s my favorite day of the week. I love Mondays too, but the thing about Sundays is that it’s the day of the week when I am at my most creative and it’s the day of the week when I do most of my reading. And it’s the day of the week when I spend most of my time with my family. And, it’s also the day of the week when I get most work done compared to any other day of the week.

That’s why I have decided to send my newsletter every Sunday.

The thing is.

I don’t plan my Sundays. And maybe that’s why I feel more relaxed on Sundays, and maybe that’s why I am more productive and more creative and more fun to be around?

Maybe.

  • http://www.aha-now.com/ Harleena Singh

    I love Fridays or Saturdays Jens!

    I guess the reason is because I know there’s another Sunday when I can put up my feet and take it easy :)

    The weekends are ‘no-work’ days for me, though I do come online and reply to comments or visit a few blogs. But otherwise I am more of a wife and mom on the weekend, and the writer takes a back seat.

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens-Petter Berget

    Hi Harleena,

    I love every day of the week and especially Fridays and Saturdays, but mostly Sundays :)

    I don’t plan the work, but it seems that I have all the time in the world on Sundays, and I get so much done even though I didn’t plan to work. It’s like magic :)

    So far, I don’t have any “no-work” days, but maybe soon, now that I have my own office? :)

  • http://www.dormroomcash.com Adam Snyder

    Jens,

    I know what you mean. I love Sundays too but that is only because I get less emails and more work done. I work 7 days a week and love every minute of it, so for me it doesn’t matter what day it is, I will always wake up in a great mood.

    Adam

  • http://www.inspiretothrive.com Lisa

    I love Saturdays because you know what you don’t get done today you still have Sunday. But these Sunday nights are dreadful knowing it’s back to the day job on Monday. Happy Sunday to you Jens !

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens-Petter Berget

    Hey Adam,

    That sounds awesome. I work 7 days a week as well, and I always wake up in a great mood :)

    To me, Sundays are special because my wife is not working and my kids are not at school, and I never have any plans. So, I just do whatever I feel like doing and I don’t know why, but it seems that I always get a lot done :)

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens-Petter Berget

    Hey Lisa,

    Yes, I know what you mean. But I am fortunate since I work as a solopreneur :)

    Happy Sunday Lisa.

  • http://www.dormroomcash.com Adam Snyder

    I hear ya,

    I seem to get more done on Sudays as well. I really don’t know why when it seems like I don’t work that much, but I do.

    It is great.

    Adam

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens-Petter Berget

    It might be because we get less distracted?

    As you said, I don’t get as much emails or phone calls or whatever. And that helps a lot :)

  • http://billdorman.me Bill Dorman

    Saturday would probably be my best day, followed by Friday, Thursday, then Sunday. For various reasons, but that is my rankings. Did I win?

  • Craig McBreen

    Hey Jens,

    When you’re in a relaxed state, that’s when you come up with your best ideas. People in a state like this (relaxed) and a great all around mood are way more likely to develop innovative thoughts or be super creative.

    Sundays are good for that :) BUT me, I gotta have at least one day where I do nothing. That’s usually Saturday.

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens-Petter Berget

    Hey Bill,

    Saturday is indeed a great day for me as well, and Friday is my favorite day when it comes to TV (I am not sure how it’s like in the US, but Friday is the best day to watch TV in Norway, and Saturday is the worst).

    Saturday should probably be at the top of my rankings, because that’s the day I am most likely to eat pizza :)

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens-Petter Berget

    Hey Craig,

    That’s exactly my point. Sundays are the day when I do nothing, but when I do nothing (and plan to do nothing) I always end up doing something and that something is actually a whole lot and it happens to be work (because I love what I do). So in the end, the day I plan to do nothing is the day when I get most done :)

  • http://www.highdeftech.com/new-products.html Sydney

    I love Sundays because it is fun day with the family. Eating with the whole family and just talking for the rest of the day without talking about works.

  • John Falchetto

    Sunday afternoon is my first day of the week.
    I never understood why entrepreneurs keep the same business hours as large corporations.
    I take Friday afternoon off and also Saturday, I cycle Sunday morning and back in the office in the afternoon.
    This means I can stay in touch with my clients in Dubai (who start their week on Sunday) and also get organized for the week ahead.

    Great idea to send your newsletter on Sundays, Brogan does the same thing and I was wondering if it affected your open rate?

  • http://www.wonderoftech.com Carolyn

    Hi Jens, I think that Sunday is a great barometer of your life. If you hate Sundays, then you are dreading the Monday through Friday aspect of your life which means you should make some changes. If you love Sundays because you’re eagerly anticipating the week ahead, then your life is good.

    Congratulations. You must be enjoying life!

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens-Petter Berget

    Hey Sydney,

    That’s why I love Sundays too, even though I always end up working (but I love working, especially if it’s not something I’ve planned).

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens-Petter Berget

    Hey John,

    I’ve never thought of Sundays as the first day of the week. But, when I think about it, it sounds right, and it certainly doesn’t feel like the last day of the week.

    I mostly work with Norwegian clients, and they’re not working on Sundays.

    I’m also subscribed to Chris Brogan’s newsletter, and he’s a great inspiration. And when I started receiving his newsletter on Sunday, I was certain that I should continue with mine.

    I’m not sure about the open rates, but I just do what feels natural to me, and I Ove reading on Sundays :)

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens-Petter Berget

    Wow Carolyn, thank you so much.

    Yes, I am truly enjoying my life and right now, I’m living in a tent 10 feet from the ocean while I’m working. It’s amazing :)

  • http://adriennesmith.net Adrienne

    I don’t have a specific day that I’m the most creative Jens. I love Sundays too because I do my best to not stay on this computer all day long over the weekend. I do get on and I do most of my catching up but I will admit, I’m usually pretty worn out by the time the weekend comes around but I have to do all the household stuff.

    Glad to hear why you enjoy Sunday’s so much and I have no doubt you’re readers will enjoy getting some fresh content to read.

    You have a great week okay!

    ~Adrienne

  • http://www.enterprisestrategies.com Warren Wooden

    Now I’m going to have that song stuck in my head all night! :)
    I used to listen to that when I lived in Montreal, and loved it.

    My problem now is that I no longer know when it’s even the weekend. If I have Tweetdeck open and I catch the #FF then I’m in the loop, but most of the time it’s just one more day for me since I don’t have a scheduled set of days off anymore.

    :)

  • Ruth Zive

    Fridays are my best – I keep a very light schedule on Fridays and I’m always pleased that I’ve made it through another week.

    I like Sundays, but by the end of the day, I’m always feeling a bit anxious that I have so much work ahead…

    How’s the new office Jens?

  • http://theviewfromhere.ca Ralph

    Jens, love that Boomtown Rats song. Funny thing is that we just heard the song the other day and I told my wife the story of the song. Sad. Bob Geldof really hit home with that one.

    Any day you can chill and relax is awesome for creativity. Sunday is my day too! Saturday’s are usually a business kind of weekend day (shopping, etc) but Sunday’s are reserved for golf, relaxation, ideas and the like.

    You really have a great thing going here. Glad to be part of this community.

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens-Petter Berget

    Interesting. I haven’t been able to keep a light schedule yet, but that’s something I’m working on. I’d love to know more about how you plan your days. Do you plan the week every Sunday? That’s something I’ve tried to do.

    The office is awesome. I have just moved in and I’ve been there for only one day, and then I left for vacation. So now I’m living in a tent with my family :)

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens-Petter Berget

    Keep singing. It’s a great song to have stuck in your head :)

    I know how you feel. I keep messing up what day it is, and I have to ask my friends. But I know when it’s the weekend, because my family is home :)

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens-Petter Berget

    I also do some catching up on Sundays, but in the end I always realize that I can’t possibly catch up with everything. I keep wanting to do more than I can do, and I’m trying not to add as many tasks.

    I’m getting better at it, but I’m still not as good as I want to be :)

  • http://textmate2.org/ Derek

    Hey Jens,

    Every day is a great day if you ask me! But Saturdays and Sundays are probably still my favorite. They usually give me an excuse to get out and do some fly-fishing and any day I can do that is my favorite. It’s a great way to recharge and come up with new ideas while doing something I love.

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens-Petter Berget

    Hey Ralph,

    I love that song too, but I can’t remember the story of the song. I’d love it if you’d describe it for me. I remember that it was sad, but it’s a long time ago since I heard about the story. Care to share? :)

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens-Petter Berget

    I agree Derek. Every day is a great day. But like you, the weekend is awesome. I am loving the days when I don’t plan to do as much, even though I actually do more during those days than on regular days :)

  • http://slymarketing.com Jens-Petter Berget

    Awesome. Thanks a lot :)

  • http://www.techiestate.com/ Rajkumar Jonnala

    plz dont make me remember about sunday ,,,,i had attended a big party with some of my frnds and trust me i cant forget this sunday in my whole life

  • http://www.highdeftech.com/ Golden Ear Calgary

    Hello Jenz, really I can agree with you more. Indeed Sunday is a great day! Sunday time to go to church with the whole family, eat out after the mass and family bonding time. Like you I so love Sundays too.