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How To Make Mondays Suck Less

Hey there, happy Monday…. errrr I mean, ughhhh Mondayssssss….

Ya’ll, I have to be honest. I am writing this on one of my bad Mondays. I just did not wake up on the right side of the bed today. It was the kind of morning where nothing was going right, I was feeling rushed, my thoughts were scattered, I couldn’t find anything I needed, and…. I was bloaty. To top it all off, the Hubs was in a great mood, and the ugly green monster of jealousy was welling up inside of me. How can he be happy? It’s MONDAY!

Ahhh, does that ever happen to you? Like you just wake up one morning (usually after an incredible week), and you have that moment of I hate everything. But then you remember that you are a child of God, and His children do not hate… So you rephrase that thought into, This is just not my day. Yeah, that was me this morning. It was not even 10 o’clock, and I had already predestined this day to be anything but good.

It was during my drive to work that I started actively trying to figure out what in the world was so wrong with this day, and why was I just so adamant about not liking today… and to be honest, I got nothing. I was searching, thinking, praying, having lots of internal dialogue trying to figure out what happened, who flipped my switch, was there a bad dream?, like what. is. going. on????? and nothing. Literally, nothing happened. No one was mean to me. I did not have a bad dream. and everything was fine. Let me repeat, everything was fine.

My headspace was just a clouded mess for no reason at all.

So, this happens sometimes, and the faster you can acknowledge it, the faster you can fix it. Do you ever find yourself in a bad mood for no particular reason, you’re just not feelin’ it today? It’s in that moment of realizing your bad mood is unnecessary that you can actually overcome it. I believe that our moods are often motivated by our experiences and surroundings, but at the real core of our mood is our ability to change it. After all, it’s OUR mood and OUR attitude, and we can choose joy, happiness, love, peace, etc. over that nasty little slump every single time! It’s a choice, and once you acknowledge the issue (or lack of issue) that is causing you to have a bad Monday, choose how you want the rest of your day to play out. 

Next, like I’ve said so many times before, get out of your head. Get out of that slump, dissolve that unnecessary negativity, and push out all feelings and thoughts of having a bad day. Get out of your head and decide that today is your day,  and you can do whatever you want with it. This is really the key to so many mind games and clouded messes that happen in our heads.

To sum it all up: get in there, work some magic, and get out. 

Here’s to a better Monday, choosing to have victory over the cloudiness, and taking ownership of your head space. You got this! As a sweet friend reminded me this morning, This is the Day that the Lord has made. (because yes, He even made Mondays.)

– the Wife

 

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