Over the years, I’ve heard it said so many times, ‘God, I hate Mondays’.
It’s the start of another week, the weekend’s over, my free time is over for another week, its too busy, I hope I can get through to the next weekend. It takes you away from home, from your loved ones, etc.
It’s so common they even wrote a song about it, “I Don’t like Mondays”, penned by Sir Bob Geldoff, from the band The Boomtown Rats. It was a song, quite a different song, written about a true story. There was a shooting that took place where a woman shot a number of people and when she was asked why, the shooter said, “I don’t like Mondays”.
One of the facts we know with our brain, is that what we focus on becomes our reality. If we are focusing in on all the negatives, then it becomes our reality. And its much more than positive thinking. It’s more about changing our belief systems, and what we believe to be the truth.
So the challenge is to change our focus. What if we looked at the week in a different way? Monday, it’s the start of a new week, the beginning of new opportunities, at work, at school, on the train, in the shops or the mall. How many others could we meet and make an impact with, encourage, help.
Be grateful you are here to see another week. Sadly, there are some who are not and there time to impact the world has now gone. We have another week to serve others.
Great things are possible, and there is new knowledge to be gained. We are alive, in anticipation of new things to do and new people to meet.
Be positive and have a positive attitude. It does draw other positive, energetic people to you. Ring home if you miss your kids and connect with them during the day. Encourage them to do great things during the week. Build ‘time out’ or ‘me time’ into your week, don’t wait for the weekend create balance during the week.
If life is too busy, then what can you do to change it? I know we are all far too busy these days, but it is only us who can change it. We can’t change anybody else. We spend a lot of the time trying to change others, who don’t change, when we could be spending energy in changing us. Enjoy what you do, if you don’t like your job, what can you do to change it?
Anthony Robbins, a Famous Life Coach, Author, Teacher and Mentor says the secret to Success in anything you do is 80% psychology and 20% mechanics. Basically what he is saying is, what you believe is 80%, what you do about it is 20%. As a Life Coach and working with the great people I work with, I have found this to be true.
So today, set your intention, think about and visualize what you want your Mondays to look like and take action.