How many times have you caught yourself saying, ‘I hate Mondays’. Over the years i’ve heard it from family, friends, clients lets face it, It’s the start of another week. We often enter the week in a negative thought pattern – ‘the weekend’s over’, ‘my free time is gone till next weekend’, ‘it’s too busy’, ‘I hope I can get through to next weekend’. Mondays take you away from home, from your loved ones and honestly for a lot of us work takes us away from what we would rather be doing.
Sir Bob Geldoff of the Boomtown Rats band penned the famous song, “I Don’t like Mondays”. Most people aren’t aware of the tragic story behind it. There was a shooting that took place where a woman shot a number of people and when she was asked why, she 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 be alive, enjoy our family, relationships, a laugh at work, me time.
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?
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.Anthony Robbins
So today, set your intention, think about and visualize what you want your Mondays to look like and take action.