It’s no secret that most people dread Monday. If you’re anything like me you might also experience the Sunday scaries. The Sunday scaries can be diagnosed as that feeling when you’re having a Sunday fun day and then it hits you that tomorrow the weekend ends and it’s back to the daily grind. Then you spend the rest of the week wishing the days away until it’s Friday again because you can’t wait to not have to wear “real” pants if you don’t want to and you’re finally free to live your best life.
I want people to learn how to love Mondays.
No this isn’t some sort of sick joke and I’m not going to yell “YOU JUST GOT PUNKED” at the end of this post. I also know that love is a strong word, but let’s try to at least like Mondays. Let’s give Monday a second chance.
1. It’s a fresh start
Since Mondays are usually the start of the work and school week, that means your slate is made white as snow. Mondays are the perfect time to reflect on all the good and the bad that happened in the previous week. This is an ideal time to learn from mistakes, make new goals, and change the things that you have the power to change. This is YOUR week. Make it count.
2. You can set the tone for your whole week
Mondays don’t stink, your attitude stinks. You have the power to change your outlook on life. If you tell yourself something is going to be horrible, then it probably is. Wake up on Mondays and decide that today is a good day to have a good day.
I know, I know it sounds SiLly, but the mind is a powerful creature!!! Tame the beast. Start your whole week right by choosing to stay positive and you’ll be surprised how much you can accomplish. Elevate your mindset, elevate your Monday, elevate your week.
3. Make Mondays FUN
You know when you were a child and you used to live for the little things in life? Like if you were at the grocery store and your parents would give you a quarter to get a piece of gum from the gumball machine and you thought it was the best day ever? It’s okay to be childlike and celebrate those little moments. I feel like that’s how we should try to treat Monday.
Get excited about life. Plan something FUN!!! Cook your favorite meal, bake cookies, go to the park, watch the sunset, rent a movie, whatever your version of fun is DO IT. Treat yo self. Give yourself something to look forward to and I promise you Mondays will be a lot more exciting. You owe it to yourself.
4. Just be thankful
Monday might not be your favorite day of the week, but it’s a great day to practice gratitude. Be thankful to be alive. Be thankful to have new opportunities. Be thankful to be where you are at, right now at this very moment. Don’t wish your life away by living for the weekend. Enjoy every day.
“I know today is Monday and you assume it’s going to suck, but according to statistics, there will be over 5,000 weddings, 10,000 childbirth’s, and 42 million hugs occurring today through the United States. Also, today there will be at least 4 people that will win the multimillion dollar lotteries and 600 people will get promotions at work. There will also be 600 dogs adopted, 35,000 balloons sold and 800,000 skittles sold, plus the words “I love you” will be said over 9 million times. So, again, I know today is Monday and you assume it’s going to suck, but just smile, because according to statistics, it should actually be a really nice day.”
I hope you learn to love Mondays and every day in between.