I look forward to Mondays in a way that is equal to my way of looking forward to any day of the week. It’s something I’ve learned to do over the years and something I want to teach anybody who is open to feeling better on Monday.
Dreading Monday, or certainly not looking forward to to it, is a powerful and destructive old thinking habit. It’s one that most of us developed, unwittingly, a long time ago. We adopted it because it was, and still is, the dominant way to think about, and talk about Mondays.
We usually start the negative thinking and feeling some time on Sunday, and by the time we go sleep Sunday night we are in full “I don’t want Monday to arrive” pain. This negativity has a very strong, and very unhealthy impact on us psychologically and physically. It results in increased anxiety, poor sleep, higher blood pressure, and greater incidence of heart attacks Sunday night and early Monday morning. Mostly caused by the way we think about Mondays.
By the time Monday morning rolls around, most people have already begun the work week, or the school week, equating Monday with ‘bad’, and immediately wanting the week to come to an end, just as it is getting started. From Monday morning onward the thoughts are about how quickly we can make Friday afternoon arrive. The thinking is about wanting to be able to exclaim ‘Thank Goodness It’s Friday’. Thank goodness the awful work week is ending, thank goodness we can enjoy our weekends.
If this describes the way you think and feel about Mondays, and you want to feel better, join our Thank Goodness It’s Monday movement and begin on Sunday evening to to say things like:”Tonight I’m going to bed looking forward to Monday the way I used to look forward to Friday.” ” I have things to do tomorrow that are a part of my life and I choose to think positively about them.” “My Mondays, and other workdays can be as good as any days if I choose to thing about them more positively.” ” I wouldn’t have this bed to sleep in, or this home to live in, if it weren’t for the work I do from Monday to Friday.”
And practice sayings things on Monday morning like: “I’m glad that I have a school (or workplace) to go to this morning.” I’m glad I have work so I can earn money to pay bills and purchase things I want and need.” Thank goodness Ihave people I enjoy being with from Monday to Friday.” Thank goodness I am alive and well.”
Each Monday I will continue to re-enforce this message, and on all the other days of the week we can choose to create equal Positive Momentum Energy. It’s up to us to unearth the old habit, and put a new more positive one in place.
Here’s to your MO.