Do you struggle to remember what day of the week it is?

Bet you have no problem with Fridays though!

by Psychologies

Ever find yourself forgetting what day of the week it is? But do you also notice that you never mistake a Monday for a Friday? You probably do ok with weekend days too.

Researchers writing in a piece called Mental Representations of Weekdays explain that this is to do with the mental representations we attach to each day.

Mondays and Fridays both have strong identities – (blue) Mondays are the start of the working week; words like ‘boring’ and ‘hectic” stick in our minds, but Friday is all about ‘freedom’ and ‘parties’!

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday carry less meaning for us and have less of a character, and so that’s why we get more easily confused midweek.

It's Thursday, right? No, hang on...

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