For those of us who work Monday to Friday, Monday morning can be a stressful time. The weekend goes by all too quickly. The anxiety of starting a new work week can begin Sunday evening, even. When I let myself get in that state, I do not sleep very well Sunday night, nor do I begin my new week with the most positive state of mind.
Life is too short to have anxiety every Sunday night and to feel bad on Monday morning! If we only live for the weekends then we are wishing away five days of our week! That’s a lot of our life to regret or want to rush through (too much)!
So this Monday morning, I offer a few ideas on how to make this morning and every Monday morning a:
Moan Free Monday!
1. When you go to bed Sunday night, feel thankful for the rest and good times you had during the weekend. You are going to wake up refreshed and ready for the week ahead.
2. In your journal Sunday night (or Monday morning) write down a few things that you are looking forward to doing or accomplishing during the week.
3. Monday night and any night of the week in your journal write down anytime you helped somebody or received help or a kindness from someone else.
4. In your journal, write about what gives your life purpose. If it is your current job or career, wonderful! If it is not, think of something you appreciate about your present work situation and know that it is a stepping stone to something even better.
5. When that alarm clock goes off Monday morning, do not moan! (this is moan free Monday, remember). Instead, stretch, breathe, and when you get off your bed, concsiously step on the floor one foot at a time. When the first foot lands, think or say “thank” and when the next foot lands, think or say “you”! You made it through the night. You are alive and healthy. You have a new day of life.
Happy Moan Free Monday!
It’s Moan Free Monday which means this is a day to:
1. Put our best foot forward. We can start first thing. As soon as we wake up in the morning, when our first foot touches the floor, say “thank” and when the second foot follows and touches the floor say “you”.
3. What we focus on grows. If we decide to have a great day and new work week, we will!
4. Remember: to only live for the weekends means we are not really “living” five days of the seven that we have. That’s a lot of our lives to not be present and to be wishing away…
5. Plan on doing something nice for yourself today. Go to yoga, schedule a massage appointment for after work, go out for dinner (why wait for the weekend?)
*Most of all: do not complain!
Happy Moan Free Monday, friends!