The Laziest Days Of 2019: When People Were The Laziest And Least Motivated To Work

by Kathy Morris
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Is it one of those days?

The kind of day where you find yourself staring desperately at a blank screen willing words to come out? Or spreadsheet? Or unsanded table? Whatever your work equivalent may be, the point remains, some days getting work done feels impossible.

Good news for you (and bad news for bosses), you’re not alone. Across the country when you’re feeling the laziest at work, so is everyone else. We analyzed our website traffic to find the days when people want to work the least.

The results? Laziness is more than just a mood- it’s a pandemic.

Summary On The Laziest Days Of The Year

  • 6 of the 10 laziest days are a Monday. The other 4? Tuesdays.
  • April, May, and October are the three laziest months of the year
  • Two of the laziest days of the year, October 28th and 29th, occur back to back. Either people -really- look forward to Halloween on the 31st, or it’s been a while since summer vacations and they’re starting to get ansty.
  • April 22nd and 23rd also make the top 10- since Easter is on the 21st we can only guess Easter egg hunts make people profoundly unmotivated.
  • Mondays are the least motivated day of the week of the week, with 20% of total traffic.

Keep reading to see the days that had the most people hardly working and how we figured this one out. Otherwise, you can scroll to the bottom to see how each day fared.

How We Determined The Laziest Days Of the Year

For this data, we turned to our own website traffic. We analyzed traffic patterns and visitors to our article on How To Overcome No Motivation At Work. People who land on this article are googling terms like “no motivation to work” and “no desire to work.” In other words, these people are the perfect candidates for gauging when the most people are feeling the laziest or least motivated.

This article had relatively flat month-over-month visits with no dramatic traffic fluctuations. This made identifying the least motivated days pretty simple- we simply found the 10 days with the most visitors for all of 2019.

The 10 Laziest Days Of The Year

  1. October 29, 2019 – Tuesday
  2. April 22, 2019 – Monday
  3. April 29, 2019 – Monday
  4. November 11, 2019 – Monday
  5. April 23, 2019 – Tuesday
  6. May 20, 2019 – Monday
  7. May 28, 2019 – Tuesday
  8. October 15, 2019 – Tuesday
  9. April 8, 2019 – Monday
  10. October 28, 2019 – Monday

There you have it, the 10 laziest days of the year. Monday and Tuesday dominate the list. That makes sense because according to our data Monday is the least motivated day of the week, responsible for 20% of all visitors.

Motivation builds back slowly throughout the week (or people at least being far less concerned about their lack of motivation later in the work week.) The all time low is on Saturday where no one feels guilty for their sloth!

However, there is a strong month correlation as well. Four of the days are in April and three are in October.

You can see a more in depth visualization of motivation in 2019 below, otherwise keep scrolling for the full data and our closing thoughts on motivation.

The Laziest Days, Weeks, And Months Of The Year

Final Thoughts On The Laziest Days Of 2019

Lack of motivation happens to everyone. However, it is not as random or sporadic as it might feel. Day of the week and time of year play a large role in motivation (or lack thereof!)

So next time you’re struggling to get work done- just remind yourself, it’s not your fault, it might just be a Monday. Shoot, laziness can even be a good thing. Humans aren’t robots after all and aren’t meant to focus monotonously focus on tasks. Maybe next time you’re scrambling to finish that procrastinated spreadsheet at the end of the day, you’ll think of a better, faster way to update it.

Now, if you struggle to get anything done at work most days, that is different. Maybe consider getting a job a little more rewarding or intellectually stimulating.

You can see the full data below:

Day Visits Weekday
1/1/2019 68 Tuesday
1/2/2019 155 Wednesday
1/3/2019 134 Thursday
1/4/2019 119 Friday
1/5/2019 68 Saturday
1/6/2019 97 Sunday
1/7/2019 175 Monday
1/8/2019 169 Tuesday
1/9/2019 125 Wednesday
1/10/2019 144 Thursday
1/11/2019 79 Friday
1/12/2019 37 Saturday
1/13/2019 84 Sunday
1/14/2019 165 Monday
1/15/2019 122 Tuesday
1/16/2019 111 Wednesday
1/17/2019 141 Thursday
1/18/2019 87 Friday
1/19/2019 41 Saturday
1/20/2019 74 Sunday
1/21/2019 131 Monday
1/22/2019 156 Tuesday
1/23/2019 126 Wednesday
1/24/2019 106 Thursday
1/25/2019 83 Friday
1/26/2019 39 Saturday
1/27/2019 65 Sunday
1/28/2019 169 Monday
1/29/2019 125 Tuesday
1/30/2019 96 Wednesday
1/31/2019 116 Thursday
2/1/2019 66 Friday
2/2/2019 57 Saturday
2/3/2019 63 Sunday
2/4/2019 155 Monday
2/5/2019 148 Tuesday
2/6/2019 103 Wednesday
2/7/2019 114 Thursday
2/8/2019 76 Friday
2/9/2019 37 Saturday
2/10/2019 71 Sunday
2/11/2019 122 Monday
2/12/2019 152 Tuesday
2/13/2019 131 Wednesday
2/14/2019 104 Thursday
2/15/2019 96 Friday
2/16/2019 56 Saturday
2/17/2019 81 Sunday
2/18/2019 158 Monday
2/19/2019 179 Tuesday
2/20/2019 160 Wednesday
2/21/2019 156 Thursday
2/22/2019 104 Friday
2/23/2019 61 Saturday
2/24/2019 91 Sunday
2/25/2019 174 Monday
2/26/2019 173 Tuesday
2/27/2019 135 Wednesday
2/28/2019 113 Thursday
3/1/2019 93 Friday
3/2/2019 64 Saturday
3/3/2019 93 Sunday
3/4/2019 205 Monday
3/5/2019 194 Tuesday
3/6/2019 177 Wednesday
3/7/2019 158 Thursday
3/8/2019 82 Friday
3/9/2019 66 Saturday
3/10/2019 101 Sunday
3/11/2019 165 Monday
3/12/2019 160 Tuesday
3/13/2019 153 Wednesday
3/14/2019 135 Thursday
3/15/2019 82 Friday
3/16/2019 59 Saturday
3/17/2019 83 Sunday
3/18/2019 177 Monday
3/19/2019 167 Tuesday
3/20/2019 169 Wednesday
3/21/2019 152 Thursday
3/22/2019 124 Friday
3/23/2019 57 Saturday
3/24/2019 76 Sunday
3/25/2019 179 Monday
3/26/2019 183 Tuesday
3/27/2019 164 Wednesday
3/28/2019 141 Thursday
3/29/2019 79 Friday
3/30/2019 65 Saturday
3/31/2019 118 Sunday
4/1/2019 152 Monday
4/2/2019 162 Tuesday
4/3/2019 174 Wednesday
4/4/2019 136 Thursday
4/5/2019 113 Friday
4/6/2019 54 Saturday
4/7/2019 88 Sunday
4/8/2019 217 Monday
4/9/2019 159 Tuesday
4/10/2019 156 Wednesday
4/11/2019 133 Thursday
4/12/2019 101 Friday
4/13/2019 61 Saturday
4/14/2019 70 Sunday
4/15/2019 208 Monday
4/16/2019 146 Tuesday
4/17/2019 150 Wednesday
4/18/2019 119 Thursday
4/19/2019 71 Friday
4/20/2019 60 Saturday
4/21/2019 97 Sunday
4/22/2019 238 Monday
4/23/2019 220 Tuesday
4/24/2019 192 Wednesday
4/25/2019 161 Thursday
4/26/2019 149 Friday
4/27/2019 64 Saturday
4/28/2019 98 Sunday
4/29/2019 231 Monday
4/30/2019 202 Tuesday
5/1/2019 175 Wednesday
5/2/2019 168 Thursday
5/3/2019 118 Friday
5/4/2019 67 Saturday
5/5/2019 113 Sunday
5/6/2019 197 Monday
5/7/2019 180 Tuesday
5/8/2019 192 Wednesday
5/9/2019 148 Thursday
5/10/2019 103 Friday
5/11/2019 55 Saturday
5/12/2019 95 Sunday
5/13/2019 198 Monday
5/14/2019 203 Tuesday
5/15/2019 158 Wednesday
5/16/2019 167 Thursday
5/17/2019 92 Friday
5/18/2019 60 Saturday
5/19/2019 95 Sunday
5/20/2019 218 Monday
5/21/2019 194 Tuesday
5/22/2019 183 Wednesday
5/23/2019 139 Thursday
5/24/2019 96 Friday
5/25/2019 35 Saturday
5/26/2019 66 Sunday
5/27/2019 81 Monday
5/28/2019 218 Tuesday
5/29/2019 160 Wednesday
5/30/2019 123 Thursday
5/31/2019 96 Friday
6/1/2019 57 Saturday
6/2/2019 77 Sunday
6/3/2019 158 Monday
6/4/2019 160 Tuesday
6/5/2019 141 Wednesday
6/6/2019 102 Thursday
6/7/2019 89 Friday
6/8/2019 55 Saturday
6/9/2019 70 Sunday
6/10/2019 143 Monday
6/11/2019 158 Tuesday
6/12/2019 133 Wednesday
6/13/2019 154 Thursday
6/14/2019 99 Friday
6/15/2019 46 Saturday
6/16/2019 68 Sunday
6/17/2019 186 Monday
6/18/2019 154 Tuesday
6/19/2019 150 Wednesday
6/20/2019 141 Thursday
6/21/2019 86 Friday
6/22/2019 42 Saturday
6/23/2019 57 Sunday
6/24/2019 139 Monday
6/25/2019 132 Tuesday
6/26/2019 157 Wednesday
6/27/2019 98 Thursday
6/28/2019 76 Friday
6/29/2019 50 Saturday
6/30/2019 48 Sunday
7/1/2019 115 Monday
7/2/2019 127 Tuesday
7/3/2019 108 Wednesday
7/4/2019 67 Thursday
7/5/2019 76 Friday
7/6/2019 33 Saturday
7/7/2019 80 Sunday
7/8/2019 163 Monday
7/9/2019 169 Tuesday
7/10/2019 151 Wednesday
7/11/2019 136 Thursday
7/12/2019 99 Friday
7/13/2019 65 Saturday
7/14/2019 70 Sunday
7/15/2019 189 Monday
7/16/2019 142 Tuesday
7/17/2019 145 Wednesday
7/18/2019 114 Thursday
7/19/2019 92 Friday
7/20/2019 49 Saturday
7/21/2019 66 Sunday
7/22/2019 174 Monday
7/23/2019 146 Tuesday
7/24/2019 175 Wednesday
7/25/2019 108 Thursday
7/26/2019 82 Friday
7/27/2019 89 Saturday
7/28/2019 68 Sunday
7/29/2019 204 Monday
7/30/2019 148 Tuesday
7/31/2019 146 Wednesday
8/1/2019 136 Thursday
8/2/2019 98 Friday
8/3/2019 27 Saturday
8/4/2019 54 Sunday
8/5/2019 139 Monday
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8/7/2019 143 Wednesday
8/8/2019 122 Thursday
8/9/2019 79 Friday
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8/11/2019 80 Sunday
8/12/2019 200 Monday
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8/14/2019 101 Wednesday
8/15/2019 112 Thursday
8/16/2019 78 Friday
8/17/2019 57 Saturday
8/18/2019 105 Sunday
8/19/2019 165 Monday
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8/21/2019 139 Wednesday
8/22/2019 130 Thursday
8/23/2019 77 Friday
8/24/2019 48 Saturday
8/25/2019 86 Sunday
8/26/2019 144 Monday
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8/28/2019 163 Wednesday
8/29/2019 112 Thursday
8/30/2019 70 Friday
8/31/2019 48 Saturday
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9/3/2019 168 Tuesday
9/4/2019 141 Wednesday
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9/6/2019 80 Friday
9/7/2019 29 Saturday
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9/9/2019 135 Monday
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9/12/2019 115 Thursday
9/13/2019 77 Friday
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9/19/2019 142 Thursday
9/20/2019 99 Friday
9/21/2019 57 Saturday
9/22/2019 84 Sunday
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9/24/2019 137 Tuesday
9/25/2019 155 Wednesday
9/26/2019 110 Thursday
9/27/2019 70 Friday
9/28/2019 40 Saturday
9/29/2019 79 Sunday
9/30/2019 170 Monday
10/1/2019 186 Tuesday
10/2/2019 134 Wednesday
10/3/2019 117 Thursday
10/4/2019 101 Friday
10/5/2019 58 Saturday
10/6/2019 124 Sunday
10/7/2019 159 Monday
10/8/2019 153 Tuesday
10/9/2019 171 Wednesday
10/10/2019 109 Thursday
10/11/2019 83 Friday
10/12/2019 46 Saturday
10/13/2019 113 Sunday
10/14/2019 155 Monday
10/15/2019 218 Tuesday
10/16/2019 141 Wednesday
10/17/2019 134 Thursday
10/18/2019 88 Friday
10/19/2019 61 Saturday
10/20/2019 82 Sunday
10/21/2019 176 Monday
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10/23/2019 122 Wednesday
10/24/2019 143 Thursday
10/25/2019 98 Friday
10/26/2019 47 Saturday
10/27/2019 116 Sunday
10/28/2019 211 Monday
10/29/2019 248 Tuesday
10/30/2019 198 Wednesday
10/31/2019 119 Thursday
11/1/2019 141 Friday
11/2/2019 72 Saturday
11/3/2019 108 Sunday
11/4/2019 227 Monday
11/5/2019 210 Tuesday
11/6/2019 193 Wednesday
11/7/2019 162 Thursday
11/8/2019 70 Friday
11/9/2019 45 Saturday
11/10/2019 81 Sunday
11/11/2019 118 Monday
11/12/2019 151 Tuesday
11/13/2019 147 Wednesday
11/14/2019 115 Thursday
11/15/2019 69 Friday
11/16/2019 31 Saturday
11/17/2019 91 Sunday
11/18/2019 133 Monday
11/19/2019 126 Tuesday
11/20/2019 121 Wednesday
11/21/2019 152 Thursday
11/22/2019 82 Friday
11/23/2019 35 Saturday
11/24/2019 73 Sunday
11/25/2019 121 Monday
11/26/2019 113 Tuesday
11/27/2019 78 Wednesday
11/28/2019 56 Thursday
11/29/2019 74 Friday
11/30/2019 35 Saturday
12/1/2019 79 Sunday
12/2/2019 175 Monday
12/3/2019 145 Tuesday
12/4/2019 162 Wednesday
12/5/2019 122 Thursday
12/6/2019 79 Friday
12/7/2019 56 Saturday
12/8/2019 89 Sunday
12/9/2019 181 Monday
12/10/2019 133 Tuesday
12/11/2019 124 Wednesday
12/12/2019 121 Thursday
12/13/2019 61 Friday
12/14/2019 26 Saturday
12/15/2019 80 Sunday
12/16/2019 150 Monday
12/17/2019 157 Tuesday
12/18/2019 94 Wednesday
12/19/2019 73 Thursday
12/20/2019 73 Friday
12/21/2019 33 Saturday
12/22/2019 32 Sunday
12/23/2019 59 Monday
12/24/2019 27 Tuesday
12/25/2019 20 Wednesday
12/26/2019 55 Thursday
12/27/2019 65 Friday
12/28/2019 37 Saturday
12/29/2019 57 Sunday
12/30/2019 112 Monday
12/31/2019 74 Tuesday
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