Start New End New
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Often as we get ready to start the week we are not excited. Maybe we feel dissatisfied with where we are, or not thrilled about what we feel is in store. As we take on that attitude we find ourselves dreading the day with little or no motivation to get going. That's why we get the "Monday Blues." We see the week ahead as something that we have to get through.
Week after week we repeat the same goal of just wanting to get through the week. Those thoughts lead us to not taking action that can create changes in our lives. After all, how can we think about taking action when we are just thinking about getting to the end of the week. As we approach our lives in this manner nothing changes.
It's time to change how we are thinking. By changing how we approach our week we will create new behavior and actually start seeing changes. As things change we will naturally get excited about our lives. The only reason that the week seems endless in front of us is because we feel stuck. So this Monday get excited. Tell yourself that it is not just another long week ahead. Tell yourself that this week is a week that change will begin.
That is the key, you deciding! Change begins the moment you decide. I know that all the pressures of life can feel at times overwhelming and the idea of getting excited about Monday is very foreign. It is your choice, you can let life paralyze you, or you can attack your life. Be a fighter and fight for a better life and decide that things can change.
The exciting part is that the moment you decide, change will start happening. So stop complaining that you are not happy with different areas of your life and dread Mondays as you do. Don't get overwhelmed, it doesn't have to be huge. It all starts with little things; eat a little better, do a little exercise, put your resume together, call a loved one, smile more and take a step.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Start doing and get motivated because this is a great week ahead. This week you are creating new positive results by changing how you approach your Monday. Every new start leaves a possibility of a new ending. Start new and end new.
We create out fate everyday we live.
Black Mountain at Tue, Aug 10 02:52 PM:
Life is going my way. Even though today is Tuesday, I just the Monday inspiration. Last Thursday I started making the small changes in my life to make "better weeks". This article is right in line with where I need to go. I find this is another great support avenue for me. Thanks Tools to Life - awesome.
thewritingmommy at Tue, Aug 10 08:44 AM:
i'm great with the starts- lots of motivation to make everything shiny and new, but then i seem to fizzle out. grrr. but, everytime i start is a new opportunity to finish better? right? <insert weak smile>
thanks for the good word. here's to starting over, again.
metalfan80 at Mon, Aug 09 10:42 PM:
Great topic this week. I know this is one thing a lot of my co-workers and I struggle with. I've been able to keep pretty psoitive lately on Mondays by doing a few things. I try to not waste my weekend. I make sure that I can think back to Saturday and Sunday and be able to say, my boy and I did something fun together and that I got somthing important done around the house. The other thing I try to do is think of Monday as the day that brings me to the start of a new weekend. That may sound stupid, but you have to have a Monday before you can have a Saturday. Seems to work pretty good for me these days. Great article Coach Steele!
Barbie at Sun, Oct 17 08:09 PM:
This is a great article.. just right for me I just started the program again..seem to never finish but this time I am committed to go all the way to the end ..Yes Monday is always a drag for me.. but this week I am going to think it is a start of something new.. an adventure.. start with a smile that it's gonna be great...
jambuel at Sat, Jan 29 10:15 PM:
I've always loved Mondays since I had children, more so now that they have both started school. Monday is a fresh start to the week for me, when I can get organised again to the point where I can improve the quality of life we have as a family. All my hard work, cleaning etc. goes to pot at the weekend! xx