Last Monday we spoke about favorite and least-favorite days of the week (Thursday and Sunday respectively for me). N hates Mondays, with the full week ahead. P thinks Tuesdays are even worst, because at least on Mondays you get to see your friend whom you haven't seen for a couple of days. I told them that for me, the anticipation of something good or bad is often more powerful that the thing itself. That is why I hate Sundays, particularly in the evening, knowing that the next day is a Monday but I love Thursday, knowing that the next day is the beginning of the weekend :-).
We then spoke about other things for which the anticipation matters more than the thing itself: a tough exam, a dentist appointment, a sports competition, a party... The takeaway? Enjoy the anticipation of positive events as much as possible. If possible, you might even want to postpone or delay the event to have more time to enjoy the build up. On the flip side, try not to think about the negative events because they are likely not as bad as the build up to them.