Mondays are like a mini-New Year.
We get the chance of a fresh start before all the static and detritus of the week builds up.
So how do we want our week to be?
How about, right now, we do the Feel Better Project Process:
- Stop and scan ourselves, and ask: How am I feeling right now? What is my body telling me, what thoughts are running through my head?
- Then, “be” with that bad feeling. Accept it. Understand it. Respect it.
- Finally, think of one thing we can do to feel just a little bit better.
If we are starting our week feeling “ick” or “urgh”, maybe because we’ve got thoughts running that make us feel bad, try instead to appreciate something about the week ahead.
Perhaps even something we can appreciate about the thoughts that are making us feel bad.
Now, our mind might stop you from doing this. We might feel resistance.
Our mind might accuse us of being a Pollyanna – burying our head in the sand about all the “bad” stuff.
Or we might notice a kind of delicious pleasure in thinking about all the “negative” events that could unfold.
If this happens, be OK with that feeling. Accept it. Understand it. Respect it.
And then see if we can coax our mind to try appreciating something, however small.
It’s worth the gentle negotiation, because once we change our momentum from negative to positive, we allow all sorts of good stuff into our life.
We’re open to new ideas.
We get answers to questions.
We feel enthusiastic and inspired.
Isn’t that a better way to start the week?
And just think, we can have 52 of these “New Years” every time the Earth goes around the sun.
P.S. One of the best things you can do for yourself is think of three things you can Appreciate about the day. Read more about that here, and sign up for free reminders that will help you. (I use them myself.)