If no one else is going to say it, I will. I fucking love Mondays. They’re tiny miracles, delivered every seven days. Golden opportunities, giving us a fresh start every 168 hours. Weekly recurring chances to wake up and live the life of your fucking dreams.
Am I right?
If I’m telling you the whole story (and I always do), Sunday took a weird and uncomfortable turn. Weekends are my recharge points. I relax, I adventure, I take time to soak in the good stuff. But this Sunday, I felt flooded with waves of anxiety. I woke up with (what felt like) the weight of the world on my shoulders. I was worried about getting stuff done, when what I should have been focusing on was chilling the f out.
So I blew it.
I blew my Sunday. I sat anxiously on the couch for the entire day, eyes dodging around the room like a crazy person, scraping my brain for ways to have an epicly productive day. And I failed. As I laid in bed last night, feeling super guilty about donating 15+ hours of my life to worry, a lightbulb went off. MONDAY. Praise the universe, tomorrow is Monday.
So, I set my alarm for 5:00 am, and did the thing that my best self would do at the beginning of the week. I ran 6.2 miles in the Florida humidity, and no morning was ever more glorious! The point is, you do get a do over. Unlimited do overs! When you make Mondays a ritual – using them to wake up early, work out, start the week eating clean, knocking out to do list items and grind like crazy, you’re setting the bar for the week ahead.
Enough of this “case of the Mondays” bullshit. Cut it out with the memes and dread mindset that condition us to hate showing up to our jobs or our lives. If we’re not popping out of bed stoked for the day ahead, we’re doing it all wrong. Life is worth getting excited for. Mondays are our big break. Every week, every Monday, every morning, every damn day – we rise and shine with a new opportunity to choose differently.
Say hello to your new best friend: Mondays. Choose the sunrise. Choose a morning run. Choose to wake up with fire in your eyes. Choose to feel good. Choose to be inspired. Choose to get wildly hyped up about something you’re working on. Choose to show up. Choose to be in love with your life, exactly as it is. Choose to have the best week ever.
Happy Monday, world. Make today glorious. #TGIM