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August 12, 2013
Every Monday morning when I enter the elevator to travel to the tenth floor to get to my office, I have the same conversation with someone:
“Hello! How are you?”, I ask.
“I’m alright! You know, it’s Monday! So I’m as good as I can be.”
Seriously, it’s every single week.
Poor Monday, he really got the shaft.
As I got up this morning, I started thinking about how I was going to look at Mondays as a start to something really awesome.
Mondays will be one of my favorite days because I am going to set the tempo for how my entire week will go.
I mean, can’t be that hard, RIGHT?!
You forget your lunch.
Spill coffee on your shirt.
Forget your phone charger.
And get an email that makes you a little weary.
And you can guess what I want to say after all that?
MONDAYS CAN GO SOMEWHERE.
Ain’t nobody got time for all of that.
But, after I had just had the conversation with myself this morning that I was going to see them in a whole new light, I knew Satan was going to try and throw some hurdles on my route.
The thing is, today has been great!!!
I mean, yes, I have a coffee stain on my shirt and I have eaten a full carton of blueberries that I left in the fridge since I forgot my lunch, but I’m here.
And I’m healthy.
And I have a job.
And I was able to purchase coffee.
And Monday, well, he wasn’t too bad after all.
The thing is, when you dread something before it even begins, it is bound to be unpleasant.
On Sundays, we are all tweeting, “GAHHHHH. WHERE DID THE WEEKEND GO?! WORK TOMORROW? KILL ME!”
Can’t believe y’all would tweet something like that! (don’t check my twitter )
How we define something is often how we approach it.
In other words, if we associate working out with hatrid, we are probably going to hate working out.
If we associate Mondays with the worst day of the week, it will probably always be the worst day of the week.
We’ve gotta start redefining Mondays, literally and figuratively.
Changing how you view something completely alters how you handle it.
Mondays are awesome.
And not because you’re one day closer to the weekend, but because they’re one more day that you have here.
What is something in your life that you need to redefine so that you can handle it differently?
Redefine and react in a way that your future self will thank you for.
And trust me, your Tuesday self will be super grateful that you finally started liking Mondays.
Praying for y’all!
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.” -Psalm 28:7
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