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Let's talk about Mondays. Yes, I know... the thought of a Monday probably makes you cringe and sends a shiver down your spine. I think I've spent most Sunday nights in my life suffering from severe anxiety and chronic crying (I may be just a little dramatic, lol). So all because of Monday, my Sundays are ruined... and sometimes even my Saturdays. Ugh.
We've GOT to put a stop to this, y'all. We can't give Mondays so much control!
How are we going to do this, you ask? By thinking pretty!
Our mind has so much control over us as humans. It controls our moods, our relationships, our health, and our fortune. I am a strong believer in the law of attraction (a philosophy of thinking which claims that you attract what you ponder on). The more we fill our heads with positive thoughts, the more positive encounters we will have in life. Just speaking from experience, this totally works!
When I was still in college, I discovered this thinking method. I figured there was no harm in trying it, since exams were a few weeks out, my bank account was leaking (lol), and I had boy drama galore!
I began to envision myself acing my exams. I imagined at least one comma in my bank account. I watched myself with the perfect guy in my head. (Y'all, I know this sounds insane, but bear with me).
No joke, things began to manifest right in front of me. I ended up with a 4.0, landed a job, and and before long, I met Nathan (my now husband).
Now that we know how to think positive, let's chat about "thinking pretty."
Let's take Mondays DOWNNNN. Let's NOT spend Sundays crying. Let's make our favorite days Mondays. (Too far? lol)
How to Think Pretty
List the good
I basically live by my planner. I write notes, dates, lists, bills, etc in it, on a daily basis. On Sunday nights I've started making lists in my planner of what I have to look forward to this week. This can be anything from payday to happy hour with your gals. List whatever it is that may excite you.
Cleanse Your Thoughts
Just like our bodies (and our closets), our minds need an occasional cleanse. My personal way of cleansing my thoughts is by doing yoga. I love to do yoga before bed on Sunday nights to rid myself of the Monday blues, and prepare my body for sleep. I know yoga isn't for everyone, but find some sort of meditation or calming ritual to give your mind a good cleanse and a period of rest. (Bubble baths and a glass of wine are also a good solution, hehe).
I'm not sure about you, but nothing skyrockets my mood like rocking a new outfit. Buy yourself a few new looks and wear them on upcoming Mondays. If you're like me, you will literally be beating down Sunday's door so that you can sport your Monday ootd.! Haha! If ya look good, ya feel good. Am I right?!
I freaking LOVE to give gifts, and do little RAK (Random Acts of Kindness). I want to set the goal for myself to do one RAK for someone every Monday. This truly gets me excited, and gives me a definite task to look forward to. It also is sure to make someone else's Monday a little bit better :)
Monday Night Outing
My husband and I love going on dates. We try to go on one at least one night out of the week. Why not make it Monday night?!?! Maybe plan your happy hour with friends on Monday nights! This will give you something to look forward to throughout your Monday.
Give Yourself A Break
Your boss may night like this, but give yourself a few breaks during the day. Don't let Mondays overwhelm you-take a moment to breath or clear your thoughts, and then come back to your tasks fresh minded. You'll actually be more productive and get more accomplished. No harm in that ;)
Some days are definitely better than others, but take note of at least one positive thing that happened to you, daily. Pondering on the positive is bound to give you a better outlook on life in general.
Before you know it, Fridays will be old news, and you'll be counting down the days until Monday :)
Practice these tips, and see what works for you! Go get'em girl!
Oh, and HAPPY MONDAY :)