Monday: the first day of a new week.
And for some reason it has a bad reputation.
“Living for the weekend” is not a long-term strategy. One cannot go through life believing that 5 out of every 7 days are going to be spent doing some undesirable.
Want to love Mondays? Let’s get ready to make some positive changes!
- Try to change your thinking and attitude. Know that you have a fresh start ahead of you. Last week is over. Motivation is high. Goals are set. Clean slate ahead of you that is begging to be written on afresh by you.
- Think about your job. What about your job? Do you really hate your job? Maybe you are not being stimulated enough and are bored. Time for a switch, perhaps?
- Caffeine. Get some caffeine to start your day. Coffee is always good, right?
- Eat breakfast. Whatever you do, please do not skip breakfast. A good breakfast is essential to a healthy start to your day. Without proper nutrients your productivity will slow down.
- Stick to a routine and be prepared. Prepare yourself as much as possible on Sunday evenings prior to heading back to work or school on Monday morning. Make lunches, get backpacks ready, have clothes picked out, take a shower, and have your car filled with gas. This may be helpful especially if you are consistently running around frantically trying to do things and end up being rushed.
- Excercise. Start the day with some exercise. Get the blood flowing and wake up that body. What a great way to start any day. Exercise can:
- Releasing feel-good brain chemicals that may ease depression (neurotransmitters, endorphins and endocannabinoids)
- Reducing immune system chemicals that can worsen depression.
- Increasing body temperature, which may have calming effects
- Pray. Spend time in the Word.