Monday is the new Friday!

Positivity defeats Monday Blues
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Its Monday, so for a lot of us this is a bittersweet time, the weekend is over and that long week of work is ahead of us.. well actually for most Monday’s are mostly bitter with hardly any sweet. But here is our chance to make Monday the new Friday! Crazy I know, but really all it requires is a little positivity, and maybe a lot of coffee. We’ve all heard of the power of a positive mind, but this power may be the cure to more than just fixing the “Monday Blues.”

Positive thinking has been linked to:
• Increased life span
• Lowering risk of depression
• Lowering risk of cardiovascular diseases
• Greater resistance to the common cold
• Making better decisions in times of stress
• More successful marriages
• More successful work outs
• Increase in friends

Of course I’m not telling you to turn a blind eye to life’s unavoidable less-than-pleasant situations. Because let’s be honest very few of us live in a world where everything is perfect, especially on a Monday. Positive thinking is just a way to approach these situations in a more productive way. Start by identifying areas in your life you feel negative about and try to put a positive spin on them. Ask yourself, “Is there anything good that can come out of this dilemma? Is there something that can be learned? Perhaps it’s a blessing in disguise.” Be open to humor, when you allow yourself to be happy, the issue at hand seems almost obsolete in comparison. Follow a healthy lifestyle, exercising and eating well affects mood and reduces stress. Nobody wants to be around that “Debbie Downer,” follow these easy lifestyle adjustments and see how quickly you find yourself surrounded with other positive people, happy people like happy people:)

So I guess the real question for you on this Monday is: Is your glass half-empty or half-full?


2 Comments

steven Ross

Thanks for the advice.. helps to change my outlook on the week ahead

Daniella

Great attitude Steve!


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