Mondays are dreaded the world over because it officially marks the beginning of responsibilities, deadlines, pressure and routines… and ‘2 days’ of rest does not adequately compensate for 5 days of grueling work.
We’re expected to be punctual, hardworking, diligent, and confident while on a payroll, so why should the day of the week matter? Why should Mondays be different from all other days?
Most people begin the work week upset, depressed, and expecting the worst. They use the same-shit-different-day mantra to the point that their attitude towards work changes, and they become mentally focused on having a shitty day… And the truth is, they usually do.
As difficult as it may be to get all excited about work, it is actually important to do so. Consciously or unconsciously channeling your negative emotions into one day, leaves you tired and mentally exhausted before work begins, attracting negativity all day long.
- Are YOU expected to contribute value at work? YES
- Are YOU expected to work hard and be relevant? YES
- Are YOU getting paid for putting in the effort? YES
So why treat Mondays different from every other work day? It is one thing to be stressed at work, and another to be defeated even before the day begins. But the truth is that:
- If you expect people to treat you badly, they probably will.
- If you expect to have an exhausting day, you probably will.
Keep your mind on the goal or tasks at hand, irrespective of the day of the week, and remember that the job you’re currently freaking out over is highly sought by many people.
Do not allow negative thoughts prevent you from experiencing the best the week has to offer.
Believe it or not, Mondays are not so different from any other day!