Monday: the first day of a new week.
And for some reason, it has a bad reputation.
Living for the weekend and counting down the days until Friday, creates a spirit of discontent within ourselves. We begin to act as if Monday through Friday are just days to ‘survive’ and mark off the calendar. However, Psalm 118:24, says that,”This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Each day we have is a gift.
Each moment we are alive is a gift.
We know this. We have heard this before, and it does not make up for the discontent attitude of our hearts.
I hear what you’re saying about the other days of the week. Friday thru Sundays are my favorite day of the week, but I enjoy Monday thru Friday as well.
Do you want to love Mondays?
Do you want to have a better attitude toward Mondays?
Want to love Mondays?
Let’s get ready to make some positive changes!
- Try to change your thinking and attitude. Know that you have a fresh start ahead of you. Last week is over. Motivation is high. Goals are set. Clean slate ahead of you that is begging to be written on afresh by you.
- Think about your responsibilities. What are your responsibilities at home? With your children? To your husband?
- Caffeine. Get some caffeine to start your day. Coffee is always good, right?
- Eat breakfast. Whatever you do, please do not skip breakfast. A good breakfast is essential to a healthy start to your day. Without proper nutrients, your productivity will slow down.
- Stick to a routine and be prepared. Prepare yourself as much as possible on Sunday evenings prior to heading back to work or school on Monday morning. Make lunches, get backpacks ready, have clothes picked out, take a shower, and have your car filled with gas. This may be helpful especially if you are consistently running around frantically trying to do things and end up being rushed.
- Excercise. Start the day with some exercise. Get the blood flowing and wake up that body. What a great way to start any day. Exercise can:
- Releasing feel-good brain chemicals that may ease depression
- Reducing immune system chemicals that can worsen depression.
- Increasing body temperature, which may have calming effects
- Pray. Spend time in the Word.
If you are looking for a great resource on routines, schedules, cleaning, and much more…check out my Mommy Blogger Series: Keepers of the Home.