If You Follow The ‘I Hate Mondays’ Crowd, You’re Following The Wrong Crowd!
Happy Monday to you all!
Like the picture? We get a lot of beautiful sunsets where I live!
The photo was taken on a Sunday evening. But even though I’m still on the third week of my summer vacation but it did have me thinking about the Monday morning feeling that follows Sundays for so many people.
We all get it, right?
That feeling of our shoulders sagging as we knuckle down to the trudge back into a new week, leaving the relaxation of the weekend behind. The media uses it, commuters use it, and you see it all over social media.
There’s a knowing smile of resignation as we all share the same bad feeling, that we’re all in it together.
So, we all get it, right?
Well, no actually…
There are many reasons why following this crowd mentality is bad for you, and equally there are good reasons for you thinking in different, better ways.
We fall into joining in with the negativity, more often than not because we think it’s easier! What’s the point in being positive and cheerful when everyone else is moody and miserable? No-one wants to see that do they!
In fact, they do. Seeing someone cheerful makes you look at yourself being miserable, and ask why. It pushes the idea that you too can be cheerful – it offers a new crowd to follow!
The Monday morning blues are normally work related, and that’s because it’s a routine, a routine that may have been the same for *years*. It is understandable to develop a feeling of boredom, maybe even resentment, towards the Monday morning return to work, but this can be diminished by looking at it with a viewpoint of abundance.
If you get to go to work, how lucky are you! Think of all the people around the world that would give their right arm to be in your position. You probably have decent health, a comfortable home, clean clothes, food on the table, all things not available to millions upon millions.
Once you start to focus on that, your view of Monday morning changes.
Change Is Possible
If your Monday work trip is to do something you don’t like, or even hate, then change it! Obviously, that may not be as simple as it sounds, it could be really difficult, you may feel tied-in to your current situation but change *is* possible. I know – I’ve done it.
Once you start doing work that moves you towards your goal, your passions, your joys, then Monday mornings are welcomed – as it happens, Monday morning will stop being a ‘thing’ anyway once you are moving towards such goals.
So am I saying you need to turn into a happy clappy smiler on Monday morning, to get everyone else joining in..?
No, I’m not! Although you’re following the wrong crowd, you don’t need to be the start of a new crowd. Actually, that new crowd already exists, it just may be new to you, and you can just switch from the Monday morning crowd to the crowd that is moving towards goals that bring passion.
To tap into *that* crowd can be a revelation , and in fact, once you do it, the people around you will notice, and you may find them switching along with you. That’s great, the more the merrier, but convincing other people is not your priority here.
Your priority is to switch things for *you*.
I call it the ‘Monday morning’ feeling, but actually it could be called the Sunday evening feeling, because for many people, Monday starts to loom ever larger as Sunday wears on – how about even calling it the Sunday afternoon feeling!
You can see how the downbeat mood grows and takes over more and more of your life. You may think that the resigned smile on Monday is just the way it has to be, but it isn’t. It really isn’t. It’s bad for you, and it can be different.
You do it by switching your thought patterns around it, and backing that up with action.
I took action several years ago and now I don’t ever work a traditional Monday to Friday routine. But often I actually enjoy a Monday because it’s the day I get to start a new project or really get my sleeves rolled up and get something done.
So feed off that energy and positivity around you – the internet allows us access to so many groups or books or videos that can not only set you on a positive path, but give you that lift when you need it. Even reading *this* blog post again when you feel the Monday morning feeling start, can be a gentle nudge to look at things differently.
So, try it. Buckle up and get ready to leave that ‘I Hate Mondays’ crowd behind!
Your Black Belt Success Coach
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