Mondays are kind of like the recurring Ground Hog Day movie. We go through life, thinking this is as good as it gets – go to bed and repeat the same from day to day. Mondays have a way of squeaking back with a vengeance, week after week after week. The day itself has taken on a rather negative connotation. We’ve just come off a weekend of recreation and rest and it’s time to face the real world again. You may have over extended yourself, your body aches, you’ve over-indulged, you haven’t accomplished nearly all the things you set out to do.
Maybe you’re stuck in a job that has no spark for you. The only reason you continue there is because it’s a paycheck and you’d rather not go through the rigorous interviewing process again.
Maybe you’ve just graduated and you’re in that interviewing process. You’ve sent out at least a million resumes, only to discover they are now on file somewhere in cyberspace. You may be “retired” and have to work to supplement your Social Security income. Whatever you have been required to do during the week, can be a drain on us or it can be a spark to ignite us. It’s really up to us to determine which way it will go.
Weekends are a time of regeneration, refreshment, renewal and sometimes even restoration. The work week can be brutal even if you love your job. That’s why it’s called work. Eventually the weekend ends and you have to drag yourself out of bed and start a new day.
Maybe we need to change our perspective. Maybe we need to challenge ourselves to making Mondays a day of new beginnings, fresh starts and opportunities. Having a negative attitude about one particular day is going to set the tone for the rest of them. Wouldn’t it be better to use that day as a starting point, rather than just another manic Monday? Welcome this day, because it might be the beginning of a fabulous week.