Posted by kristenjoy on:
Mondays should never suck.
The fact that people dread Mondays so much might very well be an old hold-over from patriarchal forms of thought, where the Sun would be masculine and totally rule, and Mondays (MOON days) would be quietly submissive to that. Or... maybe it's just because most people have to start the work week on Mondays.
I might be one of those crazy moon people (look out for LUNAtics!), but I am positing that Mondays aren't worse than other days of the week. In fact, they might be better.
In any case, I'm going to hold firm on my theory about Mondays. This is why: if you get yourself off to a lousy start, that lousy-ness gains momentum and by Wednesday or Thursday, it is only a gazillion times worse. So take charge of your Monday mornings, and your life and health with thank you for it!
Here is a cure for a Monday:
Wake up, take a 45 minute run or walk, followed by a cup of super strong yerba mate. Can't have caffeine? That's OK, Mondays still don't suck. Pick a warm beverage of your choice, preferably something healthy, and sit for 5 minutes. Just 5 minutes. During those moments think about good things, what you are thankful for, and then formulate an idea of what you want from this day. Realize that you are here and that life is happening. Sounds simple, doesn't it? Place that intention (with all your psychic powers) into the beverage you are holding.
Then drink it.
Try it for a week and let me know how it goes. This Monday trick can actually be used each and every morning, and has helped many of us stay sane despite a whirlwind of a schedule each week.