Contrary to popular opinion, i really look forward to Mondays. Monday brings about a certain sense of belief, a fresh start, the beginning of something new. It is widely believed that how you spend your Monday determines how the rest of your week goes.
One of the major reasons why most people don’t look forward to Monday is because of the relaxation obtained over the weekend, the knowledge that you won’t be able to sleep for extended hours in the morning. While you think this is a problem, it is actually a blessing in disguise. As humans, we need a push every now and then to be able to carry out our functions. And that is exactly what Monday does.
Monday offers you a second chance at fresh opportunities. You just need the right attitude. The right attitude brings on positive energy; this energy is exerted towards productivity.
While most people wait until the New Year to set goals and targets, I always set mine on Monday. And at the end of the week, I run a check on the list of goals which I achieved. You could also use this method to analyse your weekly progression, and if you succeed to accomplish at least 70% of your To-do list, Friday would feel much better.
Mondays are usually perceived as a really serious day. Instead of being scared of this prospect, take advantage of it; otherwise what other day of the week would you rather pick as your most serious day. Monday keeps you grounded; it ensures you carry out your tasks with all seriousness. It brings you back to the realities of life, after a rather lazy weekend.
After a while, when your love for Mondays is fully in manifestation, just like mine is right now, you develop some sort of guide or routine. You form healthy habits and build a positive mindset. No doubt it’s a really great feeling when you’re about going to bed and it dawns on you that you don’t have to wake up at a certain time by the morning. Alarms can be very annoying, but Monday has helped me overcome this fear of waking up at a particular time. I often wake up before my alarm goes off. This is a healthy attitude, it keeps me focused. This attitude starts manifesting in almost every aspect of my life, things start happening.
When you form a routine on Monday, the rest of the week just breeze through. Sometimes I vision Monday to be a person; that person that has to do the not-so pretty stuffs to ensure you’re happy, and then you turn around to hate them, not realising the sacrifices they had to make. Don’t you think Monday would be happier if it were given the sort of love Friday gets? Without Monday, you probably would love everyday to be a holiday. Monday keeps you sharp, and makes you take the rest of the week more seriously, which makes weekends feel great as they do.
Only you can change your perception of Monday. Society has labelled Monday as a bad day, this is not true. It all depends on our approach, and how we react when faced with different situations; mental strength is essential.
Try something new for a change. You can absolutely take your mind off everything going on around you by listening to some soothing music on your way to work, create a healthy vibe, and follow a different route on your way to work. Who says you can only hang-out on Fridays; on your way back from work, no matter how stressful, try to treat yourself. Just because it’s Monday doesn’t mean you don’t have to smile, it’s only a preconceived notion. A little bit of smiling can do the trick.
Mondays are wonderful and necessary, Monday is structural and foundational, and if you still feel there’s no reason for you to look forward to Monday, imagine the joy of seeing another beautiful day alive and healthy.
Here’s to wishing you a very productive Monday!!!