Arrrrrgh! Stupid Mondays! You hate Mondays. Seriously, like why is it Monday AGAIN? Didn’t you just suffer through a Monday last week? I mean come on! Someone make it stop already. Did you notice how everything terrible happens on Monday? The sun is shining and you’re trying to be happy but Monday just won’t let you cook. And if one more things goes wrong… Sigh. You my friend have a bad case of the Mondays. It’s okay. It happens to the best of us from time to time.

Maybe it would not be so bad if the people you work with were not certifiably crazy or the job you have was not so soul crushing, life draining, or pointless. It would also help if the kids just tried for once to cooperate and help make the morning routine smoother. Let’s face it; you are not an ungrateful person. You are not asking for the world. You would just love to have a little less stress and frustration today. Is it too much to ask to ease into the week without all the drama? I don’t think so. In fact, if you ask me, I would say you are not asking for nearly enough.

What if you could learn to love Monday? What if you and Monday could be friends? How cool would it be to actually look forward to the beginning of a new week the way you celebrate the end of the week? Does it seem ridiculous that you could say T.G.I.M. Thank God It’s Monday?! Hmmm. Maybe if you had a few reasons to look forward to Mondays, you could do more to enjoy and appreciate Monday. It’s not as if Monday is going away anytime soon so it makes sense to do what you can to face it with a bit more joy, right? Let me offer you 3 tips to chase away a bad case of the Monday Blues.

1. Decide That Monday Is An Amazing Day

Yep. Chasing away the Monday Blues begins with a decision to make it an amazing day. Why? Because you must understand the power and control you have to shape the joy, peace, love and happiness that comes your way on a Monday. If you are feeling the blues it is because you decided to feel that way. Don’t dismiss that. You have an active control over what type of day you have –today and every day. When you decide Monday is going to be amazing, the only question is what can you do to make it so? No matter how awful Monday has been, maybe for your entire life, you can decide from this moment forward that you are having and Amazing Monday each and every week. Not just an okay Monday- make it AMAZING! How can you show up differently to make Monday more amazing than it has been? You’re already getting exactly what you expect. If you want a different Monday, you must decide it is going to be different.

2. Appreciate Monday For Exactly How Amazing It Really Is

What’s so amazing about Monday? You’ve heard there are always two sides to every story, right? So far, you have focused on all that went wrong today. Chase the Monday Blues away by turning your attention to all the wonderful things that are happening on Monday. What happens Monday that is beautiful, special, funny, lovely, interesting, relaxing? Keep going, it’s your day, tell yourself how awesome Monday is. Notice and appreciate the goodness that is packed into Monday. Challenge yourself to pay as much if not more attention to the amazing as you do the not so amazing. Can you do it?

3. Look Forward To All The Amazing Mondays Ahead

So now that you’ve decided that you are in control of the amount of amazing tucked into your current Mondays, and you have started to appreciate all the amazing that Monday brings, kick it up to the next level. How can you begin building even more amazing into Mondays? What could you do? What do you have to look forward to? What immediate and even long term changes could you begin to make that would ultimately stuff more and more amazing into your Monday? Be creative. Be bold. Be courageous. Map out what you would like your ideal Monday to be. Begin to take small steps today to move in that direction. Even if you can’t get totally excited about what this current Monday looks like, you can begin to look forward to the Mondays that are ahead. Dream a big dream about how awesome and amazing Monday can be. But don’t just stop at the dream, make it a reality. Did you notice how just thinking about the Monday that could be already began to chase away your current Monday Blues? See now that bad case of the Mondays isn’t so bad after all!

Author's Bio: 

Adrienne, the Soul Power Coach™ is a Speaker and Coach for highly creative problems solvers and entrepreneurs who struggle with procrastination, doubts, fears, over-thinking, good excuses, and stubbornness. Adrienne knows exactly how to confidentially coach Helpers who get overwhelmed being there for everyone else, but are uncomfortable being helped. The Soul Power Coach™ has practical tools for the accomplished, respected, workaholic feeling isolated and frustrated because the people around them are behaving badly, or they just want life to be more fun. Clients come to the Soul Power Coach™ needing more focus, organization, consistency, and courage to move even the most impossible obstacles out of the way and feel more unspeakable joy. Adrienne has several ways to work herself out of a job by showing clients how to access their own Soul Power immediately and more consistently. Take the 30 Second Soul Power Challenge & get $275 of do-it-yourself coaching tools free at www.soulpowercoach.com