If you don’t love Mondays, then you’re doing something wrong.
Mondays have long been thought of as the end of the weekend. To most, the end of the weekend means the end of fun, relaxation, and good times. However, this is a flawed state of mind.
You should be celebrating not just every Monday, but every day in general.
Sure, you may have one or two bad days, but you should be looking forward to starting every next day that you’re lucky enough to receive. Because eventually, you won’t get that next day.
But this isn’t a “live every day like it’s your last” post. If we did that, then we wouldn’t be around very long as a species. This is me telling you that you need to make a change in your life if there’s always a certain day that’s aversive, during every week, out of your year.
Why would you put up with something that’s unpleasant?
If I stepped on a nail, I wouldn’t leave it there and deal with it every day. I would get rid of it and look to fix up the hole it left.
You should do the same with your Mondays. You need to take out the thing that makes it aversive, and replace it with something that makes you happy.
What is it about Monday’s that’s so aversive? Is it going back to school, work, or just getting back to reality?
If you don’t love your job, then it’s time to switch. Get a job that excites you in some way that it makes the pay irrelevant. An example would be to look at Marshall from how I met your mother. He took a job at a law firm for a bank and hated it. Eventually, he realized that he needed to make a change. He wasn’t pursuing the thing that made him happy, which was practicing law for the benefit of the environment. So, he took a temporary pay cut to follow his dream and eventually it came together.
Same thing goes for your major of choice in school. If you’re not passionate enough to wake up and put in the work, then it might be time for a change. If you’re not excited to learn about that next lesson, then it might be time for a change.
Sometimes, it’s good to take a step back so that you can take two steps forward.
This isn’t to say that you should be shying away from hard work. Anything worthwhile will come with a lot of work behind it. I think that the work should at least be somewhat enjoyable on your bad days, and very much enjoyable on your good days.
As Gary Vaynerchuk says, “Enjoy the process, not the reward”.
You should be doing things because you enjoy them, not because of what they bring you. What you do every day of your life should be somewhat fulfilling to you.
So, learn to love Mondays. If you can’t, then it’s time for a change.