If you’ve spent any time on Facebook or Insta or whatever you would have seen them. Thousands of them! Some with cats and cartoons and animations and Spongebob and Garfield and Homer. I’m talking about the “Thank god it’s Friday” and “I hate Mondays” stuff that goes around.
It’s interesting that so many people are basically unhappy when the week begins and can’t wait for it to be over. Not that I don’t look forward to the weekend, I do, but I’m not a huge fan of Fridays. They remind me that the week is nearly over and I probably didn’t get to everything I planned to.
Mondays on the other hand are awesome! They’re an opportunity to start again! Re-focus, check that the goals still line up with where you’re headed, re-set priorities, get into another exciting week and get shit done.
Mondays are like a mini-January 52 times a year. Most of us use January to review how we’re tracking. How did we go on achieving our goals for last year? What are our goals for the year ahead? What changes do we want to make and how will we make things happen? As an aside, a client was telling me that January is one of the busiest months for online dating sites, so I guess people are re-setting goals in all areas of their life! But I digress…
So here’s a thought. Rather than complain about Monday, celebrate it!
Make use of each Monday to do a quick review of whether your plan is on track. Oh, and if you don’t have a plan, that’s probably one of the reasons you don’t like Mondays. I’m sure another week of going nowhere doesn’t sound too exciting to anybody. In that case, use Monday to map out your plan and then get into the week ahead.
Give Mondays some love! They’ve been badly done by for too long.
Words by John Di Natale, Director of Equi Wealth