Need Some Monday Morning Motivation? Look To Music, Not Coffee

If you have a hard time getting your day started on a Monday, you're not alone. In a recent online survey conducted by Ipsos in partnership with Spotify, 66 per cent of Aussie respondents agree that they have too little motivation on a Monday. But the good news is that music can help beat the Monday blues.

Image: Shutterstock The survey found that music is almost as likely as caffeine to motivate Aussies on a typical Monday — with around two in five saying music (38 per cent) helped them get motivated on a typical Monday. Music is also preferred over food (32 per cent) and working out (16 percent) as ways to get some pep in their steps on Mondays.

Surprisingly, the survey, conducted in the US, Australia, Brazil, France and Sweden, found that music trumps sex as a motivator. Just 10 per of Aussie respondents selected sex as a motivator on Monday, demonstrating that folks would rather stream Get Ur Freak On by Missy Elliott than actually get their freaks on to beat the Monday blues.

"According to the survey, 47 per cent of Australian participants agreed they most need an energy boost early in the morning on Mondays," said Shanon Cook, Spotify's Trends Expert. "Music is a great motivator, so it makes sense that people rely on it to help rev their engines at the start of the week."

The survey was conducted for Spotify May 10 to 13, 2016. For the survey, a sample of 3,005 adults age 18 and over was interviewed online, including a sample of 1,005 adults from the US, and samples of 500 respondents in each of Australia, Brazil, France, and Sweden.

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