Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday: Your Favorite Day of the Week

What is your favorite day of the week?

Friday? Saturday?


My guess is you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone to answer that question using the latter response. Just take a look at your Facebook feed Sunday night through Monday evening. You'll see everything from "Monday, ugh!" to "Is it Friday yet?"

And we can all relate to the sense of impending doom that we've felt (once or twice) on a Sunday afternoon upon realizing that we have to answer to our ever-growing to-do list the next day.

Take a minute to think about how your week would be different if Monday was your favorite day of the week--if you looked forward to Monday with anticipation rather than dread. What would that look like?

Instead of dragging yourself out of bed, you might arise a bit early and make fresh coffee. Perhaps you'd put on your favorite pair of heels or new blouse. Or maybe you would stop by the bakery to pick up bagels as a treat for your co-workers--in celebration of Monday, of course.

As the day progressed, you'd find yourself working with a bit more spring in your step. Checking items off your to-do list would happen with ease. Co-workers you meet in the hall would be met by your smile and warm greeting. After all, this day--Monday--is your favorite day of the week.

Approaching Monday with the same enthusiasm as Friday? Perhaps I'm on to something. After all, how can you have the best week possible when you approach the first day like you have to report to jail or have a tooth pulled? How can we expect to have our weeks be positive, happy and successful if they start with negativity?

Overcoming thoughts like these has definitely been a struggle of mine. Complaining seems to happen with such ease, whereas being positive can really take some deep digging.

Join me this Monday and let's dig together. After all: "Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious." -Bill Meyer

I hope you have a happy Monday.

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