One of the things I've learned from being here on SparkPeople is that when the week starts on Monday, how you approach it usually defines how the rest of the week will be.
Now Monday is pretty arbitrary as the day that starts the workweek. Christians generally start their week on Sundays. Some people in the Jewish faith consider Saturday to start the week. Business people usually think of Saturday and Sunday as being the "week end", so Monday must be the "week begin."
Do you see Monday as the recovery day from overindulgence on the weekend? Do you frequently call in "sick" on Monday because of the hangover you're feeling from the beer, chips, and guacamole you consumed on Sunday? Even if you didn't overindulge, is Monday still the day when you feel like you're sleep deprived, water deprived, and maybe health deprived?
Let me offer a different way to live. Look at Monday as the brilliant dawn that precedes a beautiful day. Monday is early morning, Tuesday is mid-morning, Wednesday is noon, Thursday is mid-afternoon, and Friday is quitting time. How do you want that metaphorical day to be? Does it start off great and get better until the end? Or does it start off a little rough, and then you spend the next three days getting back on track? When you reach Friday, do you feel pleased with how your week went, or are you sad that you weren't as productive as you could have been?
Make your Monday awesome, and it will set the stage for the rest of the week. You'll be more productive, more successful, more motivated, if you start the week off on a positive note. I know you can do it!
To all of you who commented on my blog yesterday, thank you for your comments. I love your insights into this journey that we share together. I'm going to challenge some of you to be better. I hope you'll take my feedback as it is intended - to help you improve and keep you going forward. I'm seeing some of the doldrums in some blog posts I've read. I haven't been commenting because I didn't feel that I had anything to say, but the truth is that I had a lot to say, but I was afraid of how my comments would be received. I am realizing that I may have to be more honest to point out some aspects of your attitudes that may be unhealthy and/or unproductive. I will apologize in advance if I offend any of you. That's not my intent, although I can't deny the possible impact. All my comments, I assure you, come from a place of love and support. Thanks in advance for your understanding.
Now, have a great Monday, dear friends, and Don't Forget to be AWESOME!