Monday’s are notorious for being our enemy. Many of us develop this mentality as soon as school become routine and it continues to roll right on until retirement.
Here are a few suggestions that may help you reframe your idea about the first day of the week:
- Begin with, “Thank you God that I have a job” instead of “I don’t want to go to work.”
- Resist complaining about the weather.
- See how many times you can say “Thank you” to the people you interact with today.
- Try not to base your conversations with people about others. Ask them how they are, what they really enjoyed this past weekend and what they are looking forward to this week.
- Every time you see a handicap parking sign thank God that you can walk from any space in the lot.
- Tell someone you love them. (Tell all your kids you love them today.)
- Open the door for someone or let someone go before you.
- Look people in the eye and smile.
- Avoid talking about your health problems and pets.
- Tell someone you appreciate them and give them one reason why, ie their dependability, their friendship, their character, etc.
- Find some way that fits you and your personality to celebrate Monday rather than dread it.
I hope you know I’m not suggesting these because I have mastered the Monday blues. I’m trying them right along with you. It’d be great to hear your stories this week. Feel free to share them in the ‘comment’ section.