Health + wellbeing

5 reasons I love Mondays (and why you should too)

- April 1, 2017 2 MIN READ

Mondays are traditionally a day to be loathed. But what if it could be different? Mel Daniels shares her experience as to why it should be a day to get excited about.

I am one of the lucky few who do what they love every day.

It’s not so much the tasks of my day job that make me bound out of bed on a Monday morning. It’s more about Monday being the start of the working week and what that represents to me and my little solopreneur piece of the world.

Here are five reasons why I find the happiness in Mondays.

1. Working the why

My greatest joy in life is helping people, and watching them thrive in the process. It is what makes my heart sing. I have an opportunity to do this in so many different aspects of my life, not just my business. Monday is a reminder that I am blessed to be able to do what I do. And that I have the flexibility to spread my love and attention to both my business and my family.

2. Fresh start

Monday is a day to forget the woes of the previous week and start afresh. It represents an opportunity for positive energy that I can bring to the new week. Monday is the day to get stuff done! The children are off to school and working from home means I can enjoy my surroundings and work to my own rhythm. For eight blissful hours, it is all about me. Best of all it’s the day that the music gets turned up loud.

3. Financial independence

Running your own business, whether big or small, represents the opportunity to make money and provide for yourself or family. Mondays remind me that I can be a mum, and I can also be a business woman. Whilst I’m not making a ‘six-figure income’, the fact that I’m here and open for business on Monday presents me with the opportunity to connect with, and help others.

4. Overcoming fear

I’ve written about my fear of failure in the past. When I open my laptop on Monday and re-connect with the ‘business me’ it shows me that fear of failure is no longer an option. Mondays show me that I am able, I am willing and I am constantly working at conquering my fear.

5. Live each day like it’s your last

Many people who have severe illnesses or near death experiences bounce back into life with this attitude. As my daughter was being delivered by Caesarian section my vital organs started shutting down. As I emerged from the fog of recovery it made me realise that the cliché of ‘life is too short’ really is the truth. It’s too short not to enjoy every moment. It’s too short not to be happy. It’s too short not to be optimistic and see the positive in life.

Monday is a reminder to me that I’m here, I’m breathing and I have a chance to make an impact on the world, even if it’s in my own small way.

Many people groan at the thought of facing Monday. They see it as a negative because it marks the end to the weekend. I challenge you to switch that mindset. Find the positive in the most hated day of the week. It is a day that should be celebrated and approached with gusto! How could you learn to love Monday again?

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