I know, I know. People would say in relief today, “TGIF!”. Thank God, its Friday! Unfortunately for me, I couldn’t say the same because I still have to work half day during Saturday. TGIS after 1PM, then? So Saturday come so fast and Sunday becomes a blur, then its the most ‘hated‘ day of the week–MONDAYS *shudder.
I came up of 5 ways to approach Mondays with a smile. I am thinking of making this my Friday habit in my blog by listing any “FIVE” things, ways, tips or favorites. Why ‘Five”? Well, I always have an affinity with the numbers “Three” and “Seven”, they are my favorite numbers. So in between these odd number is “Five” and decided to make use of the “Five” (My stupid logic, haha!). I will be giving you weekly Friday Fives. This week I will show you the 5 ways to look at Mondays with positivity.
1. START YOUR (EVERY) DAY WITH A INSPIRING SONG
Everyday, I usually turn on India Arie’s Beautiful Day song while I put on my makeup. The song inspires me to have a positive outlook in life and have an amazing day. India Arie is like a self-help guru for me through her inspiring songs. When you are down or need encouragement, I think you will benefit from a bit of India Arie music.
2. OFFER YOUR DAY TO GOD
I believe we are all helpless without our God. We can never do anything without His intercession and guidance. So I believe in offering all our intentions, our day, our victories, our sorrows (hopefully none) to the Almighty. This childlike dependence to our God allows fear to wash out from us because we know we can do anything because God is with us. We are more courageous in facing what Mondays can bring. We say, “Bring it on!”
3. MAKE A LIST
Things are better executed if there is a plan. Lay out your goals and plans for the next week ahead. Best to do it on a Sunday. Set a 1-2 major goal and a few mini-goals that you will accomplish throughout the week. If you see in paper how neatly you segregated your to-do list for next week you wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed on a Monday with disorganized thoughts of the many things you need to accomplish on start of the week. There are 7 days in a week. You can’t do it all on Monday so better scatter the things to do throughout the week.
4. WEAR BRIGHT COLORS
Choose your best clothes on a Monday. Don’t drag your feet on a Monday morning and be sloppy. Best to wear a bright “happy” color”. It will put you in a cheery mood and wearing clothes that would make you look great, will make you feel confident and better about yourself.
5. TAKE IN THAT ENERGY BOOST
We all have that “substance” we need to ingest to give us a bit of energy boost. For some it could be a hearty breakfast fit for a KIng, a Berocca vitamin drink, a power bar or a chocolate truffle. My drug of choice, like most of you, is coffee…
I have been trying to drink less coffee and shifting to green tea instead but when a situation calls for it, I drink my coffee. There is something about caffeine swimming inside my bloodstream that make me a smile like a silly idiot. If my Mondays need a bit of boost, I will have to take a sip of my coffee, just like Popeye needs his spinach.
So with this tips, I hope you smile on dreadful Mondays and make it delightful Mondays instead. Show your pearly whites. Smiling increases your endorphins or what we call your happy hormones. You will feel lighter and much relaxes if you smile. Smile even if you don’t feel like smiling. Because once you do, your body relaxes and giving your brain signal that you are looking forward to a happy day and hopefully a happy week.
Happy Friday everyone! Remember Monday is around the corner.. Hahahaha!