Wednesday is here again. Monday is long gone, but it is definitely not Friday. The world calls Wednesday a hump day—that extra hill you need to climb in the middle of the week to get your work done, fulfill your responsibilities, and keep yourself motivated to get through the rest of the week. If you are like most people, you might feel like Wednesday is Monday’s younger brother. It can be hard to muster up the motivation and energy to get through a Wednesday because you are already tired from Monday and Tuesday.
So, if Wednesday motivation is fading and you struggle to get over the hump, this article is for you. Below we have included a list of motivational Wednesday quotes to help you have a great day. Some of these quotes are about Wednesday in particular. Still, most are centered on motivation, optimism, and the right mindset to help yourself have a good day, week, month, or even year without waiting for the weekend.
Why is Wednesday morning so hard?
What is it about Wednesday that makes it such a hump? Why do we lose motivation when only half the week has passed? Wednesdays are a pain for most of us because they put us into a limbo state. We look forward to the weekend, but there are still two more days after this one. Two more days of work, two more days until we can relax. We might complain that it is ‘only Wednesday‘ with a sense of urgency about getting to Friday.
Sometimes the issue is not Wednesday. Sometimes it is our attitude about Wednesday that depletes our motivation. The same is true for Mondays, and we all know what Mondays feel like. Sometimes, we count down the days until the weekend, offering up a hard-worked week for a couple of days of relaxation. Even weekends can be stressful when trying to catch up on other parts of your life that clash with work.
Wednesday does not have to be such a hump. We have included a list of motivational thoughts, quotes, and perspectives below that can take the pressure away from Wednesday. This will remind us to step back from the rat race—let go of unnecessary expectations of ourselves and learn to make the most of every day, no matter what day of the week it is.
Wednesday motivation and inspiration
“Inspiration is one thing, and you can’t control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Keep up the good work.” – Kevin Eubanks
“I’ve heard of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, but I’ve never heard of Someday.” – Reverend Ike
“Heaven knows the difference between Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoon. God longs to speak as clearly in the workplace as He does in the sanctuary.” – Max Lucado
“A good day is a day in which we manage to grow even a little bit and move ahead at least one tiny step. When we stagnate, we lose ourselves, and we lose endless chances. That is why a good Wednesday was a day when we did things, and we did them well.” – Liza Hawkins
“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” – Dalai Lama
“Each morning opens the door to a new world – new vistas, new aims, new plans, new things…Wednesday morning is no less.” – Unknown
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” –Arthur Ash
“Your ability to discipline yourself to set clear goals, and then to work toward them every day, will do more to guarantee your success than any other single factor.” – Brian Tracy
“Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.” – Brian Tracy
“The next time you feel slightly uncomfortable with the pressure in your life, remember no pressure, no diamonds. Pressure is a part of success.” – Eric Thomas
“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.” –Bruce Barton
“Happy Wednesday! Practice compassion. Lift others. Learn to encourage rather than criticize. You’ll feel better when you help others feel better.” – Tracey Edmonds
“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell
“The only thing that is stopping you from where you are to where you want to go is your comfort zone.” – Dhaval Gaudier
“The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” –Elbert Hubbard
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
“Wednesday is a day to help others celebrate life. You and only you are accountable for what you extend and give to others. One smile not only increases your value, but it gives joy to each person you meet.” – Byron Pulsifer
“Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James
“Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.” – Connor Franta
“Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua Marin
Every day motivation
“This is a wonderful day; I have never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou
“Lovely days don’t come to you; you should walk to them.” – Rumi
“I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days or great days.” – Lance Armstrong
“A day is a day. It’s just a measurement of time. Whether it’s a good day or a bad day is up to you. It’s all a matter of perception.” – Donald L. Hicks
“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda
“The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Just decide; what it’s gonna be, who you’re gonna be, and how you’re gonna do it, and then from that point, the universe will get out of your way.” – Will Smith
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert Schuller
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard
Worry-free Wednesday quotes
“The day you stop worrying will be the first day of your new life; anxiety takes you in circles, trust in yourself and become free.” – Leon Brown
“Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” – Arthur Somers Roche
“A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.” – John Lubbock
Funny Wednesday quotes
“To some, it’s Hump Day. To us, it’s Wednesday’s getting its ass kicked and Thursday just asking Friday to switch places.” – Dwayne Johnson
“Wednesdays are like Mondays in the middle of the week!” – Lee Fox Williams
“If all our national holidays were observed on Wednesdays, we could wind up with nine-day weekends.” George Carlin
“Elephants love Wednesday, and so will you.” – Anthony T. Hincks
“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” – Harley Davidson
“Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely.” – Charles Dickens
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Seth Godin
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson
“If you can change your mind, you can change your life.” – William James
“We choose to go to the moon and do these other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford
“Someday is not a day of the week.” – Denise Brennan-Nelson
“Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your actions.” – Dalai Lama
Wednesday morning affirmations
Take the day back with these simple but effective affirmations. Find the time, and set aside five or ten minutes each morning to repeat these affirmations to yourself. Pay attention to your breath, sit, lie, or stand comfortably, with your eyes closed (if you like), and repeat these affirmations until you feel your energy shift.
“Today is another day to enjoy being alive.”
“I am grateful for each and every day I get to experience life.”
“I invite happiness and abundance into my life.”
“I cannot control external events, but I can control how I respond.”
“I release my anxieties and worries, inviting peace, harmony, and acceptance.”
“I move forward in a positive direction toward my goals.”
“I open my eyes to the abundance of opportunities before me.”
“Wednesday is the center of my week. My breath is the center of myself.”
“Every day is a blessing.”
“My challenges and obstacles make me a stronger person.”
How to have a better day
No matter what day it is, you always have a choice in how you respond to it. You choose to see Wednesday as a step closer to the weekend and do what you can to get through it, or you can see it differently.
You can take it as an opportunity to have a better day than you expected. You can begin your day with some breathing meditation, some herbal tea, and some positive affirmations. You can take on the challenges you face today with confidence and self-belief. You can choose to be grateful for the abundance in your life, or you can choose to focus on those things you lack.
Whether it is a cloudy Monday morning or a slow Wednesday afternoon, you do not have to let the day decide how you feel. Still, it is normal to feel bogged down when the days of the week start to drag. We all need to work for a living, and sometimes we commit to jobs that do not fulfill us or serve our highest growth because we have immediate responsibilities to meet, and we must provide for ourselves and those we love.
If you find that every Wednesday, you get the same dreaded feeling, the same tiredness, and even apathy about finishing the workweek, spend some time on some self-inquiry.
Is there something you can change in your own life to make Wednesdays more bearable? Can you plan a nice way to spend Wednesday afternoon? How about lunch with a friend? A tasty lunch date with your colleague? How about a plan for Wednesday evening after work, something to look forward to on those slow Wednesday afternoons?
Planning for things we love outside of work adds extra motivation to your day because you know that the evening holds some fun. Maybe use Wednesday to cook your favorite meal or order from your favorite takeout. How about calling up a friend who also struggles to get over the hump and having them come around for a movie, a glass of wine, or helping you cook that meal?
There are so many small but fulfilling things you can do on Wednesdays, and any day of the week for that matter, to give your brain a rest from work and let yourself enjoy other fun and enjoyable arts of life.
As Zig Ziglar said, motivation does not last, so we must keep practicing cultivating it. If you are feeling especially tired or unmotivated this Wednesday, incorporate the quotes and messages above into your day.
Remember that you cannot control the days of the week, just like you cannot control so many things that happen in this life, but you can control one thing—how you respond to things outside your control.
Do not let the hump day take over your mind and numb your life. Every day is a blessing, even when it does not feel like it. So happy Wednesday, stay positive, and remember that only you get to decide what kind of day you will have, not the calendar, not anybody else, only you.