Ok Monday, Let’s do this!

Come weekend, and all you hear and see are people’s plan for the two days and a visibly excited crowd.

When I mention “plans” for the weekend it also includes staying at home, sitting on your couch and doing absolutely nothing.

Fast forward to Monday morning, after what seems like 8 to 9 hours, you realize that the weekend is over. “Do you know what is worse than realizing that the weekend just flew by and all the things on your To-Do list still remain to be done? It’s the thought of having to endure a Moanday, sorry Monday”, a friend told me.

Human beings are a funny breed I tell you. God made men and women. God made the week with 7 days. People thank God for no reason on Friday and for no concrete reason whatsoever, they blame and curse and torture Monday. Thank God Monday is not a living being. Just imagine what it would have had to tolerate, just because a few people feel lazy to get up, get dressed and get to work or are just hung-over the thoughts of their weekend or put themselves in a bad mood just like that.

On my way to work, as I was scrolling through my timeline, the #iHateMonday tweets were just beginning to fill up. People getting irritated, and finding solace in the fact that there are thousands of others who might probably be enduring the same thing, has almost become a Monday morning ritual. Some days it seems as if everything goes wrong. When it happens once in a while, that’s normal. But every Monday? For no proper reason?

Monday Morning Blues are over-rated I tell you.

For very many reasons, I avoid telling myself that I hate Mondays. I believe in this A-Good-Week/Day-Should-Start-In-A-Positive-Frame-Of-Mind theory and I try and force my mind to think it’s going to be a good day, even if I feel all dull and low. It’s amazing what the power of a few positive words can do to you, and how you can overpower the involuntary mood swings and control your mood.

I found this quote today morning,

“Start every day off with a smile,
At least it’s a good start”

It was when reading this quote that the thought crossed my mind. If you really want to feel grumpy, you will. On the other hand, if you really want to feel happy, you will make an attempt to do so. The Monday morning blues are not associated with any external factors like the job or age. It is based on how you would want to tackle situations, just sitting and blaming whatever happens, or standing up and taking charge of things. It comes down to us.

(Even after all this, sometimes when things don’t go the way you want them to and people around you act like jerks at least you have a reason to hate that day and be grumpy)

So, if you are still whining about Monday, just sit back and ask yourself if you have any specific reason. If yes, try working towards it. If no, why are you wasting one day from the pages of your life? You might as well start it in a good way!

Happy Monday, folks 🙂

 

38 responses to “Ok Monday, Let’s do this!”

  1. Good post. Interesting reading. After a hectic weekend activity, I go to office on Monday morning to take a well deserved rest. Some people take the day off on Mondays frequently. Seriously, I have an advice for them. Please don't do that. Whether it is true or not, if anyone takes frequent vacations on Fridays or Mondays, managers will conclude the employee has an alcohol problem. I am a Manager. Believe me.

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  2. True that, Ashwini. Not many of us realise this. We curse Monday mornings for some reason. Each has their own reasons. I curse Monday morning on Sunday night that I cannot sleep late. But Monday morning, I just get up and go. I don't even think it's a Monday morning 🙂 Will share this…I need three positive things for today and I found one here 🙂

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  3. What would people like me feel when all days are same to them, for sometimes, I don't even know what day it is.
    I remember, once I got ready for my aerobics class on a Saturday, wondering why none of my students had not turned up, only to be told by my husband that it was a Saturday.
    If we can take each day with a smile, and look forward to having a good day, I am sure we would hardly be able to differentiate between Mondays and Fridays.

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  4. Haha. Office for a well deserved rest, is so true. Despite the nature of work being hectic, when I had to manage our home when mom was away, I used to look forward to the Mondays just for rest 🙂

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  5. Yes, that's how simple it is. It's all just hyped, we dont even realise it's a Monday when we start with our routine.

    And thank you so much, Glad you felt this was something positive. Thank you 🙂

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  6. This was a nice post! I actually like Mondays. It is back to order for me after the chaos of the weekend. I look forward to getting back to work and having some peace at home :). I have to write from my WP account as blogger is giving me trouble.

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  7. Thank you Rachna 🙂

    When I was managing the household chores when mom was away, I felt that way too, but the feeling did not last long after mom came back 🙂

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  8. Well said – it's not the day, the day is pretty, like every other day; it's us, we have developed this habit of ridiculing it with our negative attitude.

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  9. Interesting way of thinking Ashwini. I am also one of those souls who hate mondays. 🙂 My weekends are usually fun and come sunday evening, I start feeling grumpy 😀 I am lazy!

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