A few years ago, I was in an elevator at work and naturally struck up a conversation with an older woman who had just gotten on because let’s face it, I hate elevator awkwardness. Elevator awkwardness is when you’re in a small moving metal box experiencing that weird moment of silence between you and fellow passengers and everyone knows someone should be saying something.
I really hate defaulting to weather because it’s either “It’s <insert month here> and it’s still hot. I want the cooler weather to get here already.” or “I can’t believe summer is over! Days by the water, the longer days, family time…” What did I choose to tell the lady to break the awkwardness for me?
“I guess. I hate the beginning of the week.”
“It’s great to be alive! It’s a new week!”
How did the woman respond? She just trailed off.
As someone who used to hate Mondays, I felt her pain. At the same time, I was sad for her. All I wanted to tell her was, “Hey! You’re blessed to be here!” but she got off on her floor with a “Have a nice day.” before I could say anything else.
I know what you’re thinking, “Yeah, she’s definitely NOT doing what she loves. If she was, she’d love Monday.”
Yes and no. You see, I’m not doing something I love, yet I’m still excited about a new day and a new week! So, how did I come to love Mondays even though I’m not currently doing what I love? I’ll tell you three secrets.
Do something different that makes you come alive.
Although I’m working a job I like, but don’t love in order to pay the bills, I have learned to dream big and have taken steps towards my ultimate goals. I’m doing what I love after work hours and cram it all in between the cracks of my time. I look forward to having more time every single day to do what I love. Honestly, working on my passion on the side is what gets me through the workday.
Make plans for the end of the week.
If you plan something to look forward to at the end of the week, you’ll start to look forward to Mondays. For me, I plan dinner dates with friends or a shopping trip at the end of the week so I have something to reward myself for hustling all week. This trick is how I began to love Mondays.
Envision the future.
I always imagine what my future looks like when my hard work and efforts pay off. Envisioning having time and financial freedom, traveling the globe, being able to live comfortably, having my dream wardrobe and giving back to the world just drives me to love Mondays. As weird as this sounds, I started watching this motivational video on Mondays a few years ago and it has helped me start each week off with a bang. I don’t watch it every Monday, only on days I really need motivation so it doesn’t get monontenous.
With that said, I wanted to write about this topic since I feel like many people hate Mondays and are all about “Friyay!” To love Mondays a bit more, do something outside of your work that you love, make plans that you look forward to at the end of the week and envision and work towards your future.
How about you?
Do you love Mondays?
What do you do to look forward to Mondays?