Welcome to the month of March! I am dedicating this month to personal leadership tricks or “hacks” that will help you step further into living life on your terms. It’s time you embrace it, step into it, and stop letting the world create the rules for you, am I right? First up, let’s talk about Mondays. No manic Mondays.
Look, most people in the world tend to dislike Mondays. Some people hate Mondays. I have clients and friends who actually start to have panic attacks Sunday night because the thought of Monday and all that entails is paralyzing.
Yes, that may sound extreme but it’s how they feel about Mondays.
They hate their jobs, they feel trapped, they feel held back, and last but not least they feel under-appreciated. There are a multitude of reasons. But suffice it to say, most are not excited about Monday.
Some people just don’t like Monday because it feels so far away from Friday. And while that’s true, we all know that all of this comes down to how you look at things, how you define the meaning of an event, a situation, or even a day.
You see, when you are living for the weekend, you are only living 2 of the 7 days of the week. We need to be living 7 out of 7 days a week!
The first place to start is by embracing Mondays!
Change what Mondays mean to you.
If you didn’t have to go to work on Monday because this coming Monday was a vacation week for you, would you hate Monday then?
Of course not. You would be excited because it’s the first day of vacation!
So you see, you don’t hate Mondays, you hate what that day represents to you.
So the challenge is, how do you change the meaning of Mondays such that you look forward to the day?
How do you wake up on Monday excited to go to work? How do you look at Mondays and say: “I can’t wait to create the memories I am going to make, go on the adventures I am going to go on, and serve those I am meant to serve this week.”
To me, Monday holds so much promise. I have redefined Mondays in my mind as the day I kick off the week and start the week strong, vs. the day I dread and hate because I can’t wait to get to Friday.
Instead of Mondays being so far from Friday and that being a bad thing, I have changed it to mean Mondays are so far from Friday, and that gives me so much time to do all of the things I am meant to do this week. It’s exciting!
Because I love what I do and who I serve. I love Mondays. I get up happy and ready for the week because to me, Monday is the start of something great.
My challenge for you is to change your meaning of Monday so that you can live 7 days a week, not just 2.