For one reason or another, a lot of us struggle with the idea of Monday. It could be because of a toxic work environment, an unfulfilling career or even the stress and anxiety of managing your workload and expectations. In honor of National Thank God It’s Monday Day, here are some tried-and-true actionable steps to help you blast away those pesky Monday blues.
In the midst of doing and thinking, we often forget about just BEING.
THE AVERAGE PERSON HAS ABOUT 12,000 TO 60,000 THOUGHTS PER DAY. OF THOSE, 80% ARE NEGATIVE AND 95% ARE EXACTLY THE SAME REPETITIVE THOUGHTS AS THE DAY BEFORE.
That is insane. And if insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, it’s time to silence those thoughts and choose a different path.
We show up for work and its obligations; we show up for our bosses, partners, and friends; we pay our bills on time for the fear of being penalized but a lot of us put ourselves last. We postpone our dreams and our calling, thinking that we’ll get to it at some point in this lifetime. This ride called life is a one time experience. It’s time to be a little selfish — it’s time to choose yourself.
"What if it doesn't work?" My brother / personal photographer / videographer asked after our 8th attempt to film a video that was integral to the launch of my book, Thank God It's Monday. I paused in front of his apartment and looked at him, utterly frustrated, "Then we're done. I can't keep doing this." I stated. Approximately 1.5 seconds later, I turned back around and murmured, "If it doesn't work, we'll try it again the next day." I walked out...
There is nothing worse than settling for less than you’re worth. When you settle, it means you think so little of yourself that you have refused what is best in order to have what’s comfortable.
I am so excited to announce that my book, Thank God It’s Monday — 52 Weekly Inspirational Messages To Blast Away Your Monday Blues has officially launched!
Everything that Life has taught me about saying yes to our purpose, gifts and passions is in this book and I feel equally honored, privileged and proud to share it with you. This book wakes you up; it reminds you of who you are — of your power. We are so much more than the 9 to 5; than the titles we’ve boxed ourselves into and the limits we’ve put on our capabilities.
I’m here to remind you of what you’ve forgotten.
Each TGIM message is designed to help you find your purpose, to show up for your dreams +gifts, and to help you blast away your Monday blues. Even if you don’t like to read, it’s just one message for the week; a bite-size Sunday night or Monday morning read.
Wake up, be inspired, be motivated, your real life awaits!
Grab a copy for yourself and anyone else who could use the dose of inspiration here!
Once you say YES to your purpose, there will come a time when it feels like everything is working against you. Everything that can possibly go wrong will go wrong and at that moment, you’ll want to quit. Do this instead.
I've been having a lot of conversations lately about the "impostor syndrome". For some people, it's that feeling of recognizing the greatness that you're a part of and wondering how you got to be a part of it. You leave a conversation and you play it all back—you watch your lips move in slow motion with all these brilliant minds watching you and you wonder...Do they know that you're just you? Is what you bring to the table enough? Will you be found out?