It’s Monday, the first day of the work week and the hardest one to prepare for. The relaxing weekend may be over but that’s no reason to complain. Mondays can be great if only we look at them a little differently. Don’t sigh and say “It’s Monday” with a sad look. Don’t say it with a negative tone. Instead, remember that Mondays are for getting back on track. Mondays are for realizing your goals.
Mondays are for fresh starts!
Trust me, I know it is harder done than said. My first instinct is to hate Monday every time it rears it’s ugly head. I don’t know what it is but for me Monday is a reminder of everything I didn’t accomplish the week before and how much I have left to do. My first thought is always a negative one and it’s always tiring.
I think over all the mistakes I have made and I feel the weight of past failures. I look ahead and think about how many mistakes I will make this week too. I drag under the knowledge that I will never get to where I need to be because I have so far to go and I see no way to get there at the pace I am living now.
But this week is different. This week, and every week from now on, I am choosing to start over. I am choosing not to dwell on all that has not been done and instead look forward with enthusiasm. I can do this! I will do this! I’ll keep going and I’ll keep trying because even though my progress isn’t easily measurable does not mean it isn’t there.
I have learned so much since I started working towards my goals, and anyway, trying your best is half the battle, right? I have to drop top the weight of the past and learn to start every week anew. I have to start with an light heart and mind, focused only on what is ahead, not what was left behind.
If you’re like me, I urge you to do the same. Don’t start out being so hard on yourself. Don’t start out thinking you have already failed before you can even begin. Don’t start out carrying the weight of the weeks before.
Start over today.
Start over every week.
Start over each morning if you must.