There are songs written about Mondays which I have to admit aren’t too positive and poor old Monday gets a bad wrap. For example, ‘I don’t like Mondays’ by the Boomtown Rats, released in 1979 was written following a school shooting spree. ‘Just another manic Monday’ by the Bangles was released in 1986 bemoans the fact that the weekend is over. These two songs give Mondays a very bad name and certainly not the motivation you need to get going into a new week.
When the weekly prompt from Denyse Whelan Blogs came in and I saw it was ‘My Mondays’ I thought it was a great opportunity to give Monday a boost and explain why I love Mondays and why I’m lucky they aren’t manic anymore.
Why My Mondays aren’t manic anymore
Being retired, although I have a full life with responsibilities, Monday mornings are a kind of easing into the week for me. I don’t have to get kids off to school or get to work myself. I can take my time with a cup of coffee, do a yoga session, a P.T. session or a run around my beautiful city and look forward to the week ahead.
This year I started a new morning and evening ritual which has really helped to make each day count by making time to appreciate the good things in my life.
I define my Mondays as my main blogging day so it is usually an ‘at home’ day in my home office. It is the day I try to write and plan the topics I will be writing about over the next couple of weeks.
I co-host the Over the Moon Link Party each week and the Blogging Grandmother’s Link Party, each fortnight so Monday is the day I start commenting on the posts that have been linked up. If you are a blogger and would like to know more just click on the link. Over the Moon Link Party or Blogging Grandmother’s Link Party
A little while ago I started Meaningful Mondays because I wanted a positive way to start the week on the blog and to share this philosophy with my readers. Being the first day of the normal working week, for some it is hard to get going after the weekend. Making a positive intention each Monday morning will set you up for a much better week. Hopefully, reading a motivating post each Monday will encourage you to make the most of each day, rather than focusing on the negatives. If you would like to read any of these posts just click on the link. MEANINGFUL MONDAYS
Being retired also means that if we want to visit our other home on the Gold Coast, we don’t have to rush back on Sunday afternoon. We can stay until Monday or Tuesday and really enjoy a four day break by the ocean. In fact, this weekend was my husband’s birthday and we have been enjoying beach side life for a couple of days.
I really appreciate that Mondays for me are no longer manic and rushing to start the week. That is certainly one of the great things about being retired. Now, I think it is time for another cup of coffee!
Happy Monday and have a wonderful week. What can you do to make your Mondays less manic?
How do you spend your Mondays? I’d love you to share with me.
Let’s Keep Sizzling!