Today will be whatever you make it be.
It’s far too easy to approach Monday and the traditional start of the work week with distress, trepidation, displeasure, and unhappiness. There is an entire culture of Monday woe in this society, which has been and continues to be capitalized on, and as such gets reinforced.
Does anyone want Monday to suck? I am pretty sure the answer is NO. I don’t really know anyone who wants to be miserable, who wants to have a bad day and a bad week, or who craves feeling powerless and unhappy.
We are all so much more powerful than we give ourselves credit for. For real, we are the creators of the world in which we live. My favorite line from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has always been, “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dreams.” In other words, we have control over the lives we live. We choose the beat we dance to in this life, and the dreams we experience.
Keeping this in mind, why do we so readily ascribe lousiness to Monday? Because that’s our culture. We have this wide-ranging belief that Monday, as the beginning of the new work week, is going to probably be no fun, distressing, and generally unpleasant.
If like attracts like, and consciousness creates reality, what do you think approaching Monday with dread is going to do? Further, why perpetuate this negative, frankly depressing approach to a day in our lives? We are only on this earth for a limited time. Yeah, there are going to be days that suck, and there are going to be issues and problems and challenges to be had, and sometimes it really is easiest to just go with it, go with the flow, let it be as it will be.
However, we have a choice. Rather than fall into this notion and allow for another lousy Monday, another set-up for a less-than-desired work week, why don’t we seek better? Why don’t we use the tools we have available to us like gratitude and positivity generators to change the station, tune in more desirable music?
Yes, we will need to expend some effort to break from the norm. It could make people look at us askance, and wonder why we aren’t doing things in the same way they are. So what? If like attracts like, and consciousness creates reality, if we approach the week from a positive perspective, then we are apt to attract more positives our way.
Monday needn’t start us off in deficit, we have the ability instead to begin in abundance. Wouldn’t you rather look to be content and happy than distraught and unhappy? Seems like a no-brainer to me.
Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action. Knowing that we have the power to choose how to approach the start of the work week, we can work on choosing to approach it from a place of abundance. When we see the day for possibility rather than for impossibility, we empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings in the collective consciousness. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.
This is the one hundred seventy-sixth entry of my Positivity series. It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone. Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.
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