This topic is one that is near and dear to my heart and I’m not going to soften the blows so be forewarned!
What is all this WHINING about Mondays? Does Monday have some kind of super power that I don’t know about that robs you of your sanity, good mood or abilities? Is it a magical force, steeped in brute strength that dictates how you feel all day?
Is it the name? If the first work day of the week were called Funday, would people still complain? Seriously! I want to know why Monday gets such a bad rap. What if all the Monday haters had Monday off? What if they worked Tuesday through Saturday? Would they then hate Tuesdays?
Personally, I have always loved Mondays because it’s kind of like the first day of January to me. Whatever happened is in the past, the weekend gave me a chance to relax and regroup and Monday is the kick off for a brand new week with possibilities and potential successes. How can I possibly complain about that?
Now to be fair, there was a period in my life where I didn’t like Mondays but I also didn’t like any other day of the week except Saturday or Sunday because those were the days I wasn’t at my job. And I think that is the real problem when people whine about Mondays. They don’t hate the day because after all, it’s just a day.
I think what people are saying when they say, “Ugggh, it’s Monday”, is that the only part of their life that brings them joy is the weekend and that is really sad. Since Monday is the first day back from the weekend and the furthest day away from the next weekend, Monday becomes some dark and sinister power, out to decrease your happiness level.
Now, we have been conditioned to think that Monday through Friday, we get up and go someplace we don’t want to go and do something we don’t want to do. This is also really sad. Live with that victim attitude, settle without trying to change anything, and you’re wishing the better part of your life away, telling yourself that only two days of every week have any worth, six at the most.Expect to have good things happen and attack your day with enthusiasm and energy. Jane Garee Click To Tweet
If the average person lives eighty years and there are fifty-two Mondays in a year, that adds up to four thousand, one hundred sixty Mondays or…ELEVEN YEARS. Are you really going to complain about eleven years of your life?
The whole “Monday” attitude bears two thought provoking questions: what exactly happens on Saturday and Sunday that is so great and do you hate Mondays or what you do for a living? If your weekends are so fantastic, can you incorporate these activities (and/or attitude) into other days so you’re not always living in expectation?
If you hate your job, are there things you can do to change that? Of course, it’s possible that you are just bound and determined to hate Mondays through conditioning, habit or because your glass is usually half empty. Go ahead if that’s how you want to approach the beginning of every week but how’s that working for you?As business owners, we should never dread a Monday or wish away our week to meet up with Friday. Click To Tweet
As business owners, we should never dread a Monday or wish away our week to meet up with Friday. Really, no one should live like that but as entrepreneurs, we are fully empowered to listen to that feedback and start making some changes.
Monday, interestingly enough, could be a metaphor for how you approach your life. Expect to have good things happen and attack your day with enthusiasm and energy and watch what unfolds. Or, hate the day, give away your power and be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Whatever your real reason for hating Monday, doing some soul searching might bring some surprising clarity. In the meantime, leave poor Monday alone. I’m starting a movement to stop the Monday bashing! Who’s with me?
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