Seriously, though; something that I've always found vexing is remembering what day of the week each date is. It changes every month & every year making it hard to predict what exactly I will be doing, for example, on my birthday. Planning around the holidays? Forget it. I also am one of millions (maybe even billions!) of people who think Mondays are terrible. I also love weekends. Who doesn't? Then one day I realized that something can be done about this. Here is my solution:
Divide the year into 10 months that are 6 weeks long comprised of 6 days per week-- 4 weekdays and a 2-day weekend. The remaining days can go in the gap between Christmas Day through New Year's Day. That 5-day period can be counted as a special section of the year we can call "Month Zero" or "Week Zero" in which we generally all take vacation and don't get much done. On Leap Years we can just make that Week/Month Zero one day longer. If we begin doing this on the next Leap Year, New Year's Day becomes the first day ("Onesday") of Month One and every day after that always falls on the same day of the week. Christmas is always on a weekend, extending the holiday week from the last two days of Month Ten to the first day of Month One (seven days of holiday/eight days on a leap year).
Imagine always knowing your birthday falls on a "Twosday:" You can now plan your life more effectively. Weekends come more frequently, occurring 60 times a year instead of 52. you begin to feel like you have a lot more leisure time-- because you do! One-third of each week is now a weekend.
- Consumers spend more money on weekends.
- The economy is very service-oriented, and more frequent weekends means ample opportunity for businesses to profit-- and hire more employees.
- Americans use less electricity on weekends.
- More equal work opportunity for everyone.
- More frequent rest & time at home for everyone = better family & mental health conditions.
Now, I know what you're thinking:
"...if there are only 4 days of work each week, how can I afford those extra weekends?"
Here's how: work one more hour per day.
5 days X 8 hours = 40 hours X 52 weeks = 2,080 work hours per year.
4 days X 9 hours = 36 hours X 60 weeks = 2,160 work hours per year.
If you ask me, "it's about time" that we did something like this!