What if you could feel differently about Monday?
Monday is a day that many people dread, especially the Monday – Friday, 9 to 5 group. It’s the beginning of a new work week and the single word to describe it is often “ugh”. And to make that feeling of “ugh” even stronger, people tend to look for quotes about Monday.
When you look at the image above, can you feel that “ugh”? It’s a funny picture since it’s a very young child in a funny pose with a quote that we can all relate to. So you laugh, even though you have this strong desire to hang onto the “ugh” of Monday. Hmmm…isn’t that interesting?
What about this image below instead?
How do you feel about this quote about Monday? My guess is that even if there is a small part of you that desires to feel that way about Monday, your habit of your feeling about Monday pushes it aside as some kind of “thinking positive junk”.
It’s become a regular habit to feel negative about Monday, and so each Monday you think negatively. You’ve programmed yourself to not only think negatively about Monday, but also to resist any type of different thinking about Monday?
Ready to get off of that merry-go-round?
Perhaps you could think of Monday as a good day for you in some way. “But what about Monday is good?” you might think. GOOD! Keep asking yourself that question. Is there something about Monday that I can appreciate or even be grateful for? Is there a friend at work that I love to see first thing Monday? Or is there an opportunity in Monday that I’ve not considered before, like maybe get my hard task of the week done on Monday instead of procrastinating until Thursday?
Let’s go a step deeper here. Do you find yourself robbing your self of even part of your weekend when you think about Monday?
Is this your Sunday evening thought?
Can you now see where this kind of thinking has got you? At one time, you probably only dreaded Monday while it was actually Monday, but now you are being robbed of your Sunday too.
What can we do?
Maybe Monday could be a “turning over a new leaf” moment for you. It’s a new week. It’s a great time to adopt a new habit
Let’s shift our thinking a little more. What images and quotes do you think of about Friday? Think about that a moment and really picture at least one image of what Friday is to you, or maybe a funny Friday picture. Did you notice how your energy shifted even a little from the “ugh” to something brighter?
Nothing changed but your thinking! Consider that for a moment. Friday is still Friday. Monday is still Monday. Yet somehow, by thinking of the feelings and attitude you have about Friday, you raised your energy level a little.
So what if you could make your Monday the way you wanted it to be? What would you change about your Monday? After you think about that, think about if there really is something you can do to make Monday more like you just imagined. Lots of good thinking going on here huh?
Decide right now that you are in control of your thoughts, not some day of the week.
Let this become your Monday mantra and have a great week!