Happy Wednesday! It's the middle of the week already. Whatever your perspective is toward the remaining two working days, our Wednesday quotes below have inspirational and humorous messages to help you make the most of the middle of the week.
Can you relate to this? If you're in the middle of a busy week, you may need to remember what day it is. Based on a study, we often mix up days with no clear differentiation from the weekend, specifically Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. But we can quickly answer if someone asks us if it's a Monday, Friday, or day of the weekend since they have distinct representations3. But if you're from North America, you will most likely refer to Wednesdays as Hump Day.
Celebrate the hump by looking through our curated Wednesday quotes below.
If Friday has TGIF, Wednesday has Happy Hump Day. This North American idiom came about as early as the 1950s and refers to the middle of the week. It refers to the peak, or the hump, of an uphill journey that starts sliding towards the eagerly awaited weekend. So for someone experiencing a busy week, even if their work week is more than five days, reaching the hump is comforting.
Greet your workmates a Happy Hump Day with the Wednesday quotes you can choose from below.
Every day of the week comes with its special challenges and rewards. Wednesday is no different. When Wednesday becomes the best day of the week, it means that we live a life of meaning and that we know how to make the best of each moment, no matter where we are.
~ Samantha Jobs
Reaching hump day could be trivial, but celebrating any small win works wonders for morale.
Authors of the book The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work collected over 12,000 work diary entries across companies. After an exhaustive analysis of the entries, they came up with the Progress Principle.
It states that making progress in something meaningful contributes to positive inner work life and a positive attitude, even if it is a small win. So, however little progress you made on the first two days, remember it is still a step forward, and you have two more days to do more.
You've made it to the midweek! Why not start with some morning affirmations or maybe some journaling to accompany your zero-waste coffee? And pat yourself on the back while reading the following motivational Wednesday quotes.
My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
According to organizational psychologist Andrew Naber, the average person spends approximately one-third of their life at work. No matter what your environment at the office is, you’ll want to be productive and achieve your weekly goals, so we must match it with a positive mindset.
As cliche as it sounds, we can exercise mental toughness by believing in ourselves. In a study, that's one of the twelve attributes of mental toughness top athletes ranked1. The researchers also categorized those attributes into four dimensions: attitude, training, competition, and post-competition. And yes, even if we're not athletes, mastering these attributes can significantly benefit us.
You might also like to stop and reflect on what you’ve achieved so far and how to close out the rest of the week productively. Learn something new by fostering a growth mindset, or take a moment to practice mindfulness before launching into the tasks ahead.
So whether it's midweek or the middle of your working life, read the following Wednesday quotes below to approach your midweek with a can-do attitude. You can do it!
When people refer to ‘Back in the Day,’ it was a Wednesday. Just a little fun fact for you.
~ Dane Cook
Happy Hump Day! At least you're at the top of the hill! Enjoy the roller coaster ride down to Sunday! Then just get back in line!
~ Sotero M Lopez
Even if we're trying our best to be mentally tough on a midweek, stress can still get through. Therefore, crack a joke on a busy Wednesday to put a smile on your workmates. And even if you have lame jokes, make them smile and witness the mood lift. Don't worry. It's not magic; there's a science behind it. A study says that even fake smiling releases happy hormones called endorphins, which can transform the smile into a genuine laugh2.
Don't just greet a Happy Wednesday! Also, share these funny Wednesday quotes below to transform the office mood into a merry one. Making someone laugh with Wednesday sayings might just brighten up both of your days.
On Wednesday, when the sky is blue, and I have nothing else to do, I sometimes wonder if it’s true That who is what and what is who.
~ Winnie the Pooh
Never schedule a board meeting on Wednesday because it kills two weekends.
~ Kurt Vonnegut
On Wednesdays we wear pink.
~ Karen - Mean Girls
When the president decides something on Monday, he still believes it on Wednesday—no matter what happened Tuesday.
~ Stephen Colbert
Imagine a Wednesday afternoon in the office. You may have found yourself watching funny videos on your phone from time to time while waiting to clock off on the dot. The statistics show that 34% of employees use social media for a mental break and one in five believe it negatively impacts their performance.
Scrolling our feeds at work can both be helpful and detrimental. So we must find that balance by using social media for personal reasons during breaks and turning off unnecessary notifications to avoid distraction during working hours.
None of us are immune to distractions. Before work starts, post the following Wednesday quotes to encourage other people.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.
~ Dalai Lama
The Old English version of Wednesday, Wōdnesdæg, honors Woden or Odin, the chief god of Norse mythology. Since both of them are frequent traveling gods, Odin is compared to the Roman god Mercury. That's why a few European languages derive Wednesday from Mercury. For example, in French, Wednesday is Mercredi. Meanwhile, in East Asian countries, the word is associated with water because the days are based on the Chinese philosophy called Wuxing.
Research more about the diverse linguistics of the days of the week after reading the rest of our Wednesday quotes.
My job is to give people who work hard all week something to enjoy on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
~ Arsene Wenger
Monday for wealth, Tuesday for health, Wednesday the best day of all: Thursday for crosses, Friday for losses, Saturday no luck at all.
~ English Proverb
Each morning is the open door to a new world – new vistas, new aims, new plans, new things… Wednesday morning is no less.
A Wednesday with no rain is a dry hump day.
~ Demetri Martin
Happy Wednesday! You are who you are; be happy with what you are called to do. Do not pretend to be like someone else for your gifts are unique to help lead you to the success as only you can define. Have a good day.
~ Byron Pulsifer
Listen, people like me and you, we’re different. We’re original thinkers, intrepid outliers in this vast cesspool of adolescence. We don’t need these inane rites of passage to validate who we are.
~ Wednesday Addams (Wednesday, Netflix)
The abbreviated exam week meant that Wednesday was the last day of school for us. And all day long, it was hard not to walk around, thinking about the lastness of it all.
~ John Green
I do remember dreamy Wednesdays, In the rain creative pain.
~ The Wannadies
Light tomorrow with today.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
For more from the days of the week, check out compilations of the best:
Jones, Graham & Hanton, Sheldon & Connaughton, David. (2002). What Is This Thing Called Mental Toughness? An Investigation of Elite Sport Performers. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology .. 14. 205-218. 10.1080/10413200290103509.
Kraft, T. L., & Pressman, S. D. (2012). Grin and Bear It: The Influence of Manipulated Facial Expression on the Stress Response. Psychological Science, 23(11), 1372–1378. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797612445312
University of Lincoln. (2015, August 19). 'I keep thinking it’s Wednesday': Why do we find it hard to keep track of days of the week?. ScienceDaily.