It’s Sunday, and you know what that means…
Monday is almost upon us.
Monday the day of the week most of us dread, the signal to the start of the work week, the day everything goes wrong. The object of disdain commonly associated with the phase, “Ugh, It’s Monday.”
But what if it did not have to be that way? What if Monday could be as good a day as Wednesday or even Friday!!!!
Here’s a tip guaranteed to turn a dreary manic Monday into an amazing happy day.
Tomorrow get up 10 minutes early (I know this isn’t sounding like such a great tip so far, but trust me you’ll be glad you did), grab a piece of paper and a writing utensil and write down 10 things for which you are grateful. Now, don’t just scribble something down and head off for that morning cup of coffee (ha..ha..caught you). Instead, take a moment to think about why you are grateful for each thing. You might even write down a word or brief statement about what it is that makes you grateful.
For example, my list looks something like this:
I am grateful:
- I woke up this morning
- For my dog – he makes me smile
- For my car – reliable and fuel efficient
- For my home – safe and comfortable
And so on…
Research in positive psychology shows that expressing gratitude increases feelings of happiness and well-being. Listing what you are grateful for just 1 day each week has been shown to increase these positive emotions. And unlike many things in life, the more you express gratitude the happier you feel. Now, doesn’t that sound like a great way to start the week?
If you need a little bit of inspiration or just want an extra happiness boost for the week, check out this video I found on YouTube at igetrealtv. It’s pretty awesome!
So there you have it a quick easy way to banish the Monday (or any day) blahs.
Have a Happy Monday!!!!!!