Bonjour mes amies! Monday, oh, Monday, one of the most dreaded days of the week. Monday has gotten such a bad rap that the day before has become scary “Sunday Scaries.”
For most people avec traditional nine to five’s, Monday signifies the beginning of a new week, or most saddening, the end of the weekend.
Many, many moons ago, I accepted the harsh reality; I can’t stop the weekend from ending or Monday from beginning.
So I simply began to enjoy Mondays.
Several factors led to my new look on Monday.
The first and most heartbreaking being, on a particular Monday, I was notified that a dear friend of mine suddenly died, Sunday night.
In true human nature, after my heart healed and I learned to cope with the sudden loss of a dear friend, Monday became the antithesis of happiness, again.
So, in addition to my nature of gratitude, I begin to do something less cosmic and more outwardly fabuleux.
I began to schedule as much fun as I could on Monday.
When I worked in an office, I scheduled cafe dates avec my favorite people for Monday morning. As if that were not enough, I allocated Monday as the day I would order the most indulgent drink on the cafe’s menu. I wore my favorite OOTD on Monday, and I scheduled services such as manicures and massages.
Once I begin doing things that I “loved” on Mondays, I began to do the unthinkable
I began to look forward to Monday
Overindulging may not be feasible every Monday, but there are beaucoup things you can do to combat melancholy Monday’s.
1. If you have a favorite show, don’t binge over the weekend. Instead, save an episode or two that you must wait until Monday to watch.
2. If you have one day a week that you order food or dine out versus cooking, switch that day to Monday (Friday was once my takeout day.)
3. The item you’ve been “saving” wear/use it on Monday. For the most part, I don’t save anything (but money.) I wear my furs, luxury goods, etc., but there are some items that I don’t use as often. Pour example, a tres, tres, tres expensive bottle of perfume that I had custom-made a Paris. Monday’s were once the days that I used my quasi-signature scent.
4. Do the thing that you love. Whatever it is that brings you joy, do that on Monday. If it’s enjoying a piece of chocolate and not sharing it with your kids (or partner), do that.
Our minds are more powerful than we could ever fathom. A simple shift in thought can change your entire day or life.
I dope hope that these petit tips and a surprise Monday blog brightens your day.
Ciao for now 💋