“If Monday had a face I’d punch it.”
A great quote from my friend this week who had the day from hell. Whilst I felt for her, it did make me chuckle, secretly.
There’s just something about that word Monday which makes everyone groan and the eyes roll (short for mundane maybe?). Just kidding.
It almost carries a perception of doom and gloom, potentially associated with work blues, however, fear not, it doesn’t have to be that way. You are the owner of your life and each day can be designed just the way you want it to be. Do you run your Monday differently to any other day? Take Friday for example. Yes, it may indicate a late evening of enjoyment resulting in a long lie in or the release from the office for two days but why can’t the happiness and jubilation of a Friday not happen on any other day, such as Monday?
No reason at all right? In case anyone is thinking I am preaching on something I know nothing about, I’ve trialled this on a few occasions and I have to say it worked, for me. It’s all in the mind and how you dictate your day.
Here are a few of the ideas as part of my trial:
DO SOMETHING FUN
Plan something you would do on a Friday. Suggestions such as going out for dinner, host a dinner party, catch up with friends or even enjoying date night at home can make a whole lot of difference to the day and it does start the week off with a nice feeling. Having something to look forward to on that very Manic Monday, as famously sung by The Bangles, can seriously banish any sight of Monday blues.
Instead of grabbing any old work clothes to hit the office in, try dressing up. I am notorious for planning my outfit the evening before but change my mind about five times before I actually rock the look. But making the effort and spending time on your appearance to give you a positivity boost to kick-start the day, especially if it is an outfit which oozes confidence and class. Try it, you will feel superb.
SHAKE UP YOUR ROUTINE
If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got
Such an ensnaring quote and so true right? If we stick to what we have always done on a Monday and suffer from the Monday blues, the likelihood of that day changing our mood is pretty low. But switching things around and changing the routine a little can work wonders for our disposition and Monday’s aren’t so bad after all. Try scheduling a gym class, going for a massage, nipping out for a cocktail – who says you can’t do these things on Monday’s?
These are just three of the things I tried and whilst it may seem like common sense, it isn’t always easy to change our habits and not get swept up in the melancholy Monday tide. But give it a go and join me in #MONSLAY!
Oh hello week, let’s do this!
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