Mondays have a bad name don’t they. We give Mondays a bad rap because they give us a hard time, or so we think they do.
Please, don’t throw rotten tomatoes…yesterday was a Monday and I had the best day!
Yes, I went to work, conquered my to-do list and solutions to problems came easily.
“Well that’s really nice for you,” (with a hit of sarcasm) I can hear you say. It was a nice, but it was also the other things that happened that made it a great day.
- I sent handmade, handwritten ‘snail mail’ to a few friends on Friday, and on Monday I received lovely messages of excitement and thank you.
- I took a friend, who has worked very hard, out for a coffee.
- I laughed over the phone with my brother, mother, father and sister-in-law about our funny family antics.
- A friend of mine gave me a little writing desk and oak floor lamp because she is moving and they don’t suit her new home (but suit’s my funny old home), she was happy to see the furniture she loved go to a place where they are loved too.
It got me thinking about Mondays. What we can do to change our mood and how we react to what is supposed to be a downer of a day. How about we have more fun on Monday, don’t wait till the end of the week to say “Thank God it’s Friday”.
Here’s a few ideas to get you smiling next Monday:
- Have a coffee, a sit-down-in-a-cafe style coffee, before you start the working day.
- Go to the movies! Don’t wait till the weekend.
- Call that friend you haven’t spoken to in a while, share a funny story and arrange to catch-up.
- Send ‘snail mail’ to some of your favourite people. It will make you smile just posting the mail.
- If you a bit crafty like myself, start on that new project. What a great way to start the week!
- Take a different mode of transport or route to work, check out different scenery.
- Take photos of things that you see during the day.
- Subscribe to Feeling a bit sh*t at Meet me at Mikes for some giggles every Sunday night.
Let’s not wish our days away, wishing it was Friday while it’s still Monday makes us miss what’s happening in the moment.
What are your ideas for making Mondays better?