A case of the Mondays…

So it is Monday…
Did anybody else have a difficult time getting out of bed this morning? The very first conscious thought I had today was “I don’t wanna get up” (in a whiny voice) when my alarm went off at 5:00am. Guess how my day will go if I keep that mentality all day. Probably not so great and I would have a severe case of the Mondays.

Thus take a stand against the “Mondays”…and no I do not want you to boycott your TPS reports or take a printer out to a field and destroy it!  (Office Space references for those that haven’t seen this iconic movie)  🙂
Instead change your way of thinking!  Ok, I know how cliche that sounds and how that is so much easier said than done…but I am going to walk you through this so stay with me!

This morning when my alarm went off and I had those feelings of blah and all I wanted was to roll over and go back to sleep, I instead got up and walked into my bathroom (grumbling the entire way).  Step one…get up!! 🙂
Next, as I was brushing my teeth, I thought about what the day ahead of me held.  What meetings do I have at work?  What projects am I working on that I am excited about?  What television programs are on tonight that I look forward to watching?  What fun things do I want to do with my kiddos when I get home from work?  Just thinking about those questions brought me out of the blah and got me motivated enough to at least stay awake and hop in the shower to proceed to get ready for work! 
Finally, I turned on my handy IHeartRadio app on my phone and listened to some of my favorite tunes as I finished getting ready.  By the time I was dressed and ready to go, I had a whole new outlook on my day and my attitude was much brighter!  The grumblings and whiny voice disappeared and were replaced by singing and dancing and a smile!  A much better way to approach the day and to start the week!

So if you find yourself grumbling this morning as I was…do yourself (and everybody that has to deal with you today) a favor and take a moment to think positive and find your happiness.  Trust me…your day will be much brighter if you start it with a song in your heart rather than a whiny voice in your head.  🙂

For those that have noticed…I usually end things with the phrase “Make today fantastic or happy and healthy” and not “Have a fantastic or happy day”.  Do you see the difference?  You have the power to MAKE your day what it will be…it is not pre-determined.  So go out and make it wonderful for you and others!

Happy Monday!!!


Published by Compassion Bulldog

I am a strong-willed, determined, persistent woman that strives to spread compassion and kindness. I work as a workplace wellbeing consultant and have been in the health and wellbeing field for over 20 years. I am married to a wonderful and patient man and we have 4 beautiful children!

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