Picture this, it's Sunday evening and you're sitting on the couch watching television. You've had a great weekend, spent time with friends, had a braai or perhaps you took some time for yourself with Netflix and a pizza. Then suddenly, in the middle of the Carte Blanche episode, it sinks in... Tomorrow is Monday!
I ask you now.. how did Monday get such a bad rep?
Yeah, I know we're heading back to work and returning to the hustle and bustle that is our 'work week'. I get it, we're back in our stress zone... But still, I can't help but wonder if Monday seems extra dreadful because we pre-empt the 'dread'?
I see it on Social Media
, I hear it in conversation (even those I have with myself), the general feeling is that Mondays are sucky!
There are two quotes I'd like to bring to your attention now
. The first is quite a popular one by Buddha: "We are shaped by our thoughts, we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves"
And the second is by Norman Vincent Peale: "Change your thoughts and you change your world"
It's fact that our thoughts are extremely powerful
, they can shape how we see things in our everyday life, in one of my earlier blogs I referred to the yellow-car saying (think about a yellow car and you'll see yellow cars everywhere).
Perhaps we should take better care
of our thoughts and how we view Mondays?
Instead of saying
- Mondays Suck
- Time to get back to the grindstone
- I hate Mondays
Change your mindset to
- Mondays are for fresh starts
- New week, new opportunities
- Another opportunity to work on my goals and smash them!
Now I'm not saying
Monday's have to suddenly start being your favourite day of the week, because let's face it- that will always be Friday! But I challenge you to start practicing mindfulness and even gratitude when you wake up on Monday morning, and see how it sets the tone for your week.
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