I want to walk into every Monday like my son, Benjamin! Full of life and energy, and trust me, he is up at 5 am sharp READY.
If Mondays are really hard for you and you feel like you’re draggin’ your wagon after hitting that alarm clock, I want you to know that you are not alone. Lots of people despise Mondays for a myriad of reasons. Maybe it’s a job that you hate, maybe you are running around all day off of fumes because you barely got any sleep the night before, or maybe you have a to-do list a mile long and you feel exhausted just thinking about it.
About two years ago, I was tired as hell of feeling down and on edge when Sunday evening would approach. I decided to change my perspective on Mondays. I was going to a job that was not fulfilling for me, grossly underpaid, and I was just not ecstatic about my life. The feeling sucks big time!
These are the top four things I do now that have really changed my life. If you follow these 4 steps consistently, I promise you your Mondays will look and feel less Monday-ish.
- Give thanks. Dedicate 5 to 10 minutes in the morning to closing your eyes and finding three things that you are grateful for. We all have something to give thanks for every single day. If you woke up to see a new day, that’s one thing right there! Repeat them over and over out loud if you need to, as you get up and get ready. Believe that God has much more waiting for you!
- You don’t have to, you get to. I got this from a beautiful mommy blogger named LauraLacquer. She and her husband are both doctors with three of the cutest, little girls. She says a change in perspective can change everything. You are probably running down the list of things you have to do, which will automatically leave you feeling forced and resentful. Instead, think of how you get to make money to provide for yourself and/or family. You get to choose how you feel today. You get to have a chance to be a blessing to someone else.
- Good vibes only. What works for me is being aware of my energy, my attitude, my demeanor. I might listen to uplifting, positive music on the way to work or a Shanel Cooper-Sykes video. I might call or text hubby and say something sweet. Basically, anything that is not feeding me good vibes, I stay away from as much as possible. Whether it’s the gossiping co-worker (because if she’s always telling you about someone else then, she’s talking about you too!) or that family member who just gets on your last nerve, find a way to stay positive. You can choose to have a great day!
So I know there are 10,001 reasons why you do not like Mondays and it’s easier to just play the blame game/ throw a pity party but, it won’t make your Monday or any other day of the week better. Let’s commit to making Mondays magical, moving, and motivational instead.
How do you make your Mondays better? Comment below if you are up for the challenge!