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How To Make Monday Your New Favorite Day of The Week


I recently posted that Mondays were my favorite day of the week and the response I received from this was pure confusion! People literally could not fathom how I could be a fan of the dreaded Monday. One of my friends, who also happens to be a fellow therapist, jokingly made a comment that I should do a post about this as she too was confused about how Monday could possibly be my favorite day of the week. So lucky for you, I am going to explain why Monday is my favorite day of the week as well as help you learn how Monday can be YOUR favorite day of the week, too!

I will be the first to admit I was not always a fan of Mondays. I too suffered the “Sunday-scaries” and the “Monday-blues” for some time. It was not until I shifted my mindset that I started to really appreciate the power of Monday. See, people tend to view Sunday as the day to prepare for the week ahead but I don’t totally agree with that. I view Sunday as the end of the previous week, not the start of the new week. (PS: I know what the calendar says, but this is how I personally process it!) Sunday is a day of REST. Rest should be the way you prepare for a new week. We need that downtime to regroup and recharge and what better way to do that then have a lazy Sunday lounging around the house watching football or spending time with friends and family, unplugged and away from work? I know, I know, you’re busy. You have no time. You need to maximize your Sundays because the work-week is so busy, etc. etc etc. And let me tell you, I can ABSOLUTELY understand that, trust me. BUT you can only do so much in a day. Your to-do list will always have something on it. Remember, you can do anything, but you can’t do everything. Take a beat, prioritize what NEEDS to be done during the weekend and say “no” to the things which don’t meet priority criteria. Then, allow yourself time to rest and regroup. Step-one: Take back your “Sunday-Funday”!

When I took a step back to really think about why I didn’t like Mondays, I realized it had nothing to do with Monday at all. Instead, I realized I was cramming way too much into my weekends, especially on Sundays, and this was a large reason for the “Sunday-scaries”. By the time I sat down and took a break, it was 9pm and the weekend was over. Which meant the work week was starting. Which meant my weekend was gone and I didn’t feel like I had relaxed at all. Cue the anxiety, am I right? I realized my anxiety began to manifest into anger towards Monday, almost as if I was projecting my anger onto Monday because I let my weekend fly by. I don’t remember exactly when it happened but I started to develop a Monday routine which is now sacred to me and I will not budge on that routine as it keeps me grounded and helps me get ready for the week ahead.

So what does my Monday routine look like you ask?

I understand that this routine may not be applicable for everyone given work schedules and such and since I own my own practice, I have the luxury and flexibly to set my Monday up this way. If you are reading this and you have a 9-5, you can still make small changes to make Monday’s more enjoyable, productive, and positive. Think about it this way, if you wake up and immediately hit snooze, you are already deciding you’re too tired to get up and moving which then cuts into time for more positive things (such as prayer/meditation/stretching/breathing). Then, if you roll out of bed already running late because you hit snooze a few times, you are going to be rushing. You may be more forgetful of things because you’re rushing. You may skip a meal because you’re rushing. You may be more susceptible to irritation because you’re rushing and then guess what happens? Before you know it, your entire day is more negative because that is the tone which was set for you in the morning. Then, it’s just another “annoying Monday.”

Think about your current Monday routine and if you are someone who hates Mondays, think about why that is. Do you find yourself to be tired, irritable, and more negative in your thought process on Mondays? If so, think about small ways you can implement positive change into your Monday routine. The most effective way, which takes no additional time, is your mindset. Monday is just a day, like any other day of the week, but what you do with it and how you utilize it can make a world of difference for the week to follow. Positivity is infectious, just as negativity is infectious. Choose wisely.

I would LOVE to know what spoke to you today and encourage you to comment below and share with me!

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