Shatter the Monday Blues– Change Your Mind, Change Your World

If you find yourself having the Monday blues, stop and think about why that is. Could it be just a habitual mindset that may have nothing to do with the work week ahead? Have you ever noticed that when you get to work, you ease up and your day is much different than what you imagined in your mind?

Your Thoughts Create Your World.

Let’s take a look at things like this– you can’t change the fact that maybe you have a pile of to do’s in your inbox, but it doesn’t have to put a damper on your day. Try these 3 ways to change your mindset right now:

1. Express Gratitude.┬áStart thinking of all the things that bring you joy- the smell of brewing coffee, a loving family, passion for knitting, a roof over your head, a healthy body, and mind, etc. As soon as you start thinking about all the abundance you have, I think you’ll begin to shatter those Monday blues!

Express Gratitude!

2. First things first. You won’t have time to get everything done, but you will have time to get the most important things done. Figure out what those are, and put the other tasks aside. This activity alone can clear away the mind clutter.

3. Lower your expectations. If you normally have 10 big to do’s on your list, and you have a problem completing them, try paring it down to just five items. This will set you up for success because you will gain the ability to finish your tasks and end your day with a sense of accomplishment.

For more posts like these, check out the archives for Mindful Mondays here. Wishing you a happy and productive week ahead!

3 Responses to Shatter the Monday Blues– Change Your Mind, Change Your World

  1. Kathy Beaumont says:

    So—first, Monday is not always a work day for me, and I only work three days a week. Second, find something to appreciate. Like that little piece of knitting at the top of the page. Now I need to go find it. Finding a new pattern always makes me happy! It makes me look forward to when I will be knitting it.

    • Kara says:

      Kathy,
      I can so relate! I feel so LUCKY to have a passion like knitting, because seriously as soon as I need a pick me up I just reach for my needles. I’ve always believed that knitting and crafts in general are so beneficial to our overall state-of-mind. There’s actually a new study out that proves that knitting is good for your health. I’m so excited about this because it strongly resonates with me. I’ll be writing about this within the next few weeks, so please don’t miss that post!

  2. Julie says:

    OK my gratitude for today…

    I have a house full of beautiful new flowers. Spring hasn’t really sprung outside but it has in my apartment.
    I have time to do yoga and meditate right now.
    My daughter’s laugh this morning was infectious.
    Your blog gave me some great reminders.
    I’m healthy.

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