Today is Monday and if you let it…… it could just be the very best day of your week.
It can be the day you started a new diet (it seems to always be that day for me) or a new job or moved to a new apartment (excitement could be in the air). Perhaps, it is the day you decided to clean out all the many years of clutter you have in your place (parting with all those boxes that have been taped up since you lived in two or three residences prior). Perhaps, your office desk could use a little help….how many pens and highlighters do you REALLY need? And, shouldn’t you finally file all those loose papers in the bottom of your desk drawer? Let’s make today a day of new beginnings……..
Monday Gets a Fresh Start
When we really, wholeheartedly commit to making a change in our lives, we shouldn’t think of it being just another chore or drudgery, but rather an opportunity to ultimately transform our lives for the better. It can sometimes be an experience like getting ready to embark on a long trip to a place we’ve never been before or perhaps, one we haven’t visited in a long time. We are a little anxious and may even consider not going; but we force ourselves to continue because we know ‘once we get there,’ it will be great. That’s how you should think of making a difference in your life and making it a better place to be for yourself.
Perhaps, you thought of “visiting” this place several times; but something always got in the way and you didn’t quite make it to your final destination. So this time, let’s start small and have a good “itinerary” so we don’t get lost. If you want to start a new diet, start by just eliminating one of the bad things from your daily intake and replace it with one that is exceptionally good for you. Then, next Monday do the same thing. Before you know it, you will be feeling so much better that you look forward to each Monday and the positive changes you need to make. Food should be something that nourishes our body…..not something that does a demolition job on our organs.
If the clutter in your life is dragging you down, start with just one box, one drawer, one anything!! I know it doesn’t sound like much; but if you tackle one every Monday; and you start with today, that’s 30 containers you will have de-cluttered by the time 2013 rolls around!! I think you will be surprised by how much stress it reduces too. Perhaps, you might even consider donating some of that discarded stuff. IMAGINE that!! You de-cluttered, de-stressed AND you made a difference!
Maybe at your office, you decide to come up with one small idea every Monday that might make a difference at your workplace. Maybe this week, you’ll start with cleaning up your own office workspace area and next week, you’ll organize the kitchen area. Maybe you’ll think of a way to save some money for your office. Perhaps, recycling all the cans and bottles from the kitchen or have a board to post coupons for everyone to share. What changes can you make in the supplies that you use that might save some money? How much paper do you waste in just one week? All of these things will be appreciated by your employer, and it’s always fun to create a team of your fellow work mates to be a part of the process AND the success.
What makes us stumble in all the tasks that we swear we will start on Monday? Is that just a human trait or has it just become a bad and lazy habit for each of us? Do we set ourselves up to begin something with great enthusiasm on the outside….but the inside is ready to sabotage the very first step? I wish I could answer that question because I often suffer greatly in some of the “beginnings” that I plan to start for myself.
But…..not today!! Make some changes…make a difference….in yourself and the world around you.
But….most importantly……Know from the start that YOU MATTER! I’m sure you can make some new and exciting changes happen.
Hope you have a great Monday!
Make it the best one yet!…It could become a wonderful and enjoyable habit for you!