While in my counseling appointment last week, we were discussing how our thoughts guide our attitude and that positive thinking goes a long way to making up happier, healthier human beings. My therapist posed a question that I've had on my mind all weekend.
What if we viewed Monday's like we view Friday's? Sure, Monday morning is often times painful and difficult. Even if we enjoy our jobs or had to endure a busy weekend with not a lot of downtime, waking up and going on our way on a Monday is seen as a chore, a disturbance to our leisure time. Not even Garfield the Cat enjoyed Mondays. And he is cat!
As I woke up this morning at 5:15, I tried to be positive. It is another day. I get to interact with some great students today. I get to see my coworkers that I really like. I get to listen to the AM talk radio show that makes me laugh and smile.
The weekends are great although these days, I find myself busier than ever on Saturdays and Sundays and that schedule doesn't seem to be coming to an end anytime soon. So really, Monday-Friday gives me a chance to escape those weekend chores and focus on work. I am lucky that I enjoy what I do 40 hours a week.
I urge you to find a few good things about Mondays. There has to be something! Imagine if we shifted the "Mondays Suck" perception into "Mondays are GREAT." Wishful thinking? Perhaps. But I do believe that positive thinking equals positive health and happiness. And I think we can all use some of that this time of year!