Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday. It’s got a bad rep – “Monday, Monday… can’t trust that day” sang the Mamas and Papas. “Just another manic Monday… sang the Bangles. The alarm clocks goes off, we groan, pull the covers over our heads, and lament the sad loss of the weekend, which has been spent quicker than a kid with a dollar in a candy store! Traffic seems worse, work looms larger, and we begin the countdown to Friday.
Wait a minute! We can change this.
Let’s exercise our optimism and creative muscles and begin looking at Monday in a whole new light. That bad rep is nothing more than a bad rap! This is the beginning of a new day/week of possibilities. It’s the chance to keep pursuing your dreams, a fresh new start. Instead of complaining, how about celebrating?
Now stop throwing things at me via your computer screen and just think about this for a minute. Our perceptions are our reality. So in order to change your reality, change your perception, your paradigm. Look at Mondays differently – as a day to look forward to, a day to begin tackling the world, or your little corner of it.
I don’t know what your week looks like – and none of us truly knows what tomorrow will bring, so just look at today, look at Monday and be thankful and blessed for what you do have in it. Call it Miracle Monday, Magic Monday – whatever will cause you to get a little excited or enthusiastic. Make it a special dinner night – who says you can’t have pizza night on Mondays? (Just don’t get so enthusiastic that you eat half the pizza – remember to be mindful about that one!) What can you do individually, or as a group with family and friends, to make Mondays special? How about a special breakfast to start the day off right? Or make it Movie Night Monday and gather with some friends to enjoy a rental at someone’s home.
Too often we work so hard all weekend at getting all the fun into two days, or being a weekend warrior, or running ragged to finish chores, shop, take the kids to their activities, and who knows what? So maybe settling back into a weekday routine may be a blessed relief for you!
You are a wild woman, and you can make Monday a day that will start the week off with a BANG! Celebrate! Enjoy life. Live Mondays JUICY!