The Start Of A New Week

Man pouring coffee in a white mug on Monday morning

Changing The Way You View Mondays

For most people, when Monday rolls in, a yucky feeling of “ugh” swarms over. There is something about starting a new week that displeasures the most of us. But the key to feeling more positive and optimistic is to change the way you view the start of a new week.

Rather than dreading Mondays, start to look at it differently by appreciating the start of a new week. Look at the positives: a new week brings more eduction, opportunities to learn at school or on your job, discipline and even surprises. Starting the week off with a positive mindset will allow you to enjoy the process much more than being negative before the week has even started.

Dreading Mondays also makes you more vulnerable to experiencing stress. Stress can impact your job performance or doing well on exams. You may not feel the stress right away, but over time, it will creep in on you and bite you harder than ever before. Beginning the week with a positive mindset helps keep your stress level down.

Lastly, don’t feel rushed or obliged to get through a Monday as quickly as possible. Rushing promotes errors and more stress. Rather, take it easy and enjoy every moment of the day, even if your job is intense. Taking one step at a time is a much better strategy than powering through a Monday.

It’s all about how you view your world. Mondays are no different. Change the way you think and your reality will adapt as well!

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The “Live For Today” Mentality Does Not Work

Wall decor next to house plant stating "difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations"

Don’t Live For Today Because Tomorrow Is Better

Some people believe that if they “live for today” everything will be ok. But this is exactly the mentality that promotes failure by not addressing worries, problems, future plans and goals. This is the mentality that slowly crumbles over time.

When you enter a tunnel, you eventually see the light at the end of it; you know that there is one entrance and one exit. You do not remain in that tunnel forever. But with the “live for today” mentality, that tunnel sees no light because there is no exit plan; people become complacent with their current situation and do not think of what may happen tomorrow or the day after.

The “live for today” mentality might make you feel good in the moment but when problems begin to creep in, as they usually do, you need a plan to deal with the situation. People who are successful are able to anticipate problems ahead of time because they have a mindset of mastering the future; a way of being prepared for whatever lies past the tunnel.

If you are a victim of the “live for today” mentality, it is never too late to change the way you think. With enough will, you can start planning for the future, delaying gratification, anticipating problems and even enjoying your time along the way! Just because one lives for the future, does not mean that one cannot enjoy the present; it just means you are responsible addressing what lies down the road.

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