I look forward to Monday. I don't dread Monday's, I welcome them.
I used to be like you, dreading Mondays, not enjoying my Sundays worrying about Monday. I used to be tired and dragging on Monday and knowing I would have a tough day.
But I have changed all that.
I have a few key ways that I look forward to Mondays.
I don't work so many of them. I enjoy my weekends. I enjoy my Sundays. I like my work. I don't say I hate Mondays. I do things on Monday that I like. I do some fun things on Monday.
Most people have Memorial Day Monday and Labor Day Monday off. So that's two. Where I work, we have Martin Luther King Jr. Monday off. That's 3 for me.
I work 4 hours on Friday. So I like to take 3 day weekends off for only 4 hours of vacation. I extend it further by taking some other Mondays off.
In 2015 I only worked 47 Mondays. Plus a few of those Mondays I only worked a partial day for a few hours off and some dental and doctor appointments for me and my kids.
So out of a 12 month year of Mondays, I only worked 11 months of Mondays.
I know Mondays can be long, so I don't have so many.
I can't think of anyone who does not enjoy their weekends. There is not a job in the world that is so good you don't enjoy some downtime.
My weekends as a married man were not that great so I am not going to dwell on them now.
I prefer to reflect on better times.
Some of my weekends as a young man were incredibly wild, fun, drunken, filled with constant laughter and even some sex with strange women. I even have a couple of these wild weekends a year now. I still love this.
In those days I needed Mondays to work the excess beer out of my system and work out hard that night to look and feel good again the following weekend. Plus I was smiling and laughing to myself all day thinking of the weekend antics.
Many of my best weekends have been in the last 8 years where I spent hours on the phone with my dad. Now, with him gone I am looking for some way to fill that void.
It''s critical that you enjoy your Sundays almost as much as your Saturdays. You need to go out of your way to make Sundays good.
I like the fall Sundays filled with pro football. My team is the Green Bay Packers so I rarely miss any of those games and even any plays. But I don't really watch sports except for that.
I normally make my best meal of the week on a Sunday evening. I will usually enjoy a few beers either while I am grilling a summer meal or later in the evening relaxing in front of the TV.
There are so many ways to make your Sundays better
I love being a civil engineer. I am very good at it. I am respected in my field. Engineering is a good field to begin with and civil engineering is as real as it gets.
The work I do each week is important to my organization, my co-workers and the world. I deeply believe that. So it is not difficult to be motivated to work each day and especially on Mondays as I try to pump out as much work as possible.
I want to be valuable and getting work done makes anyone valuable. But you will not go wrong working hard.
What really helps me is to work a little harder on Fridays and get a little better organized on Friday so when you get to work on Monday you know just what to do.
If you continually say you hate Mondays, that you dread them...that will be your reality.
Use the power of your words to continually say to yourself that you like Mondays, that you will get a lot done every Monday, that it is only a day, that every day of the week has good things going for it.
Make it your most productive day at work.
Some disturbing facts about Mondays from Dr. Sinatra
If you dread Mondays, start making changes...now. So you can look forward to Mondays for much, much longer.
Knowing that Mondays tend to be a little tougher than most days I go out of my way to do things I like on Monday.
Here are my some simple ways to enjoy Mondays
The Mama's and the Papa's sound so good.
Jimmy Buffet seems like one of the happiest men on earth.
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