IDEO NewYork partnered with Studio360, a WNYC radio show hosted by Kurt Andersen, and crafted three ideas to make Mondays feel less horrible.
First, Make the act of waking up more pleasant
Second, Find reason to be happy
Third, Look for opportunities to be grateful.
This three step process sounds exactly like a ritual design endeavor to me. More on the project How Ideo Redesigned Monday to Be Less Awful | WIRED.