It’s a known fact that most people in the world hate Mondays. Monday signifies the end of the weekend, the start of a new working week, and 5 more days till the weekend. This alone can be a really daunting fact to some people and can be a really scary feeling. Have you ever heard of the saying Monday blues? Typically when you say someone has the “blues” it’s referring to them feeling sad, or upset or just not themselves. Monday blues is the same thing, except its referred to as a feeling you get of being “blue” because its Monday.
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I haven’t always loved Mondays, so if you hate them I know how you feel. I recognised I had to make a change in my life to begin loving the start of the week. Change isn’t easy, but its necessary. A lot of my own Monday hatred was what the week contained. I worked a job I hated that had such a negative effect on my mental health. I would dread the commute to work and have panic attacks on a regular basis. I had to change this and I’m so glad I did. So let’s work on getting you to stop Hating Mondays too. Let’s get started!
QUIT SAYING YOU HATE MONDAY
First and foremost, just stop saying you hate Mondays. Maybe do the opposite and say you love Mondays! Speaking it and telling yourself that you hate the beginning of the week will not help you love the beginning of the week. Speak positive affirmations out, let yourself hear it out loud and see how your perspective changes. If you don’t know what affirmations are, here is a quote I found:
“Affirmations in New Thought and New Age terminology refer primarily to the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment“– Wikipedia
HAVE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO
This helped me so much when I began my Monday loving journey. Having something to look forward to on Monday or even the rest of the week really gave me a clear goal and destination that I knew I needed to get to. It was motivation for the week.
Plan a dinner out with a friend or your partner. Schedule a hair appointment. Go on a walk, go to the movies. Theres so many things you can plan to do that will make Mondays easier.
One bit of advice I would give too is don’t leave everything till Monday. I know there’s temptation there to leave all the work for when you get back to it after the weekend. The Friday feeling can get to us and we think “Oh I’ll do all of this on Monday“. Thats probably one of the worst things you can do. You don’t want to overload yourself at the start of the week.
MAKE IT ONE OF YOUR MOST PRODUCTIVE DAYS
Set yourself a to-do list and aim to complete it. Be realistic with the tasks you give yourself though and make sure you are going to be able to achieve them. You don’t want to feel defeated on the first day of the week. Making Monday one of your most productive days will also help the day to go so much faster too, and who doesn’t want a faster Monday?
This one is a tough one and sometimes hard to hear. If you are so unhappy with your week then you really need to change something. Thats what I did and it was the best thing I have ever done. Change your job, change your routine. Change that something that is stopping you from loving the start of the week. Every Monday I would be filled with dread as I knew I had a whole week doing something I hated. I know how it feels. But I also know how it feels to be freed from that Monday feeling and it’s the best feeling in the world.
How do you battle the Monday feeling? Do you enjoy Mondays? What are your thoughts on this topic?
I hope this post can help even one person to learn new techniques to change the perspective you create of the start of the week. It really will be life changing!