In a talk I once attended, the speaker said, “Monday is the blueprint for the rest of the week”.
It is after all the start of the week, she explained, and how we approach and deal with Monday is obviously going to colour the rest of the week as well.
“Oh dear”, I thought, “but so many people hate Mondays!” And what she’d said seemed to make total sense! If we can’t enjoy Monday’s, where are we going to go from there? So I made a decision to really get back into Monday’s again, to celebrate Monday, and thereby start the week as I mean to go on – Happy!
So, that brings up the next question – how to enjoy Mondays?!
1. I can use the 5 reasons to be happy trick – I’ve always got at least 5 reasons to be happy (who needs more than that?) and Monday is a pretty good day to remember them.
2. When I realise that being happy on Monday is going to make me happier all week, I suddenly feel happier straight away!
3. I’m alive! And no matter what else is going on, that’s great! I think of all the great things I can do this week – people I can meet, beautiful things I can see in the outside world, places I can go, steps forward I can take with whatever I’ve got on the go. Even when life is filled with mundane or even difficult things, I’m still here, breathing, catching glimpses of the sky, the trees, people, as the day goes by. And that’s reason enough to be happy on its own.
4. It’s alwasy the present moment, Monday or not, and the present moment (where the past is gone and the future hasn’t got here yet) is always: Great.
Having a Happy Monday is a revolutionary act, and a positively revolutionary start to the week!