We can’t predict weather or overnight news, but generally we know which season to expect – what to wear, what to plan. And, if we are were thinking ahead, we would have ‘sorted it out’ before bedtime.
Waking up to other things, not so simple.
Wake up, smell the coffee. But I can’t smell.
I’m told by friends who can small, that morning coffee lifts spirits and reminds the nose and mind of pleasant memories. Those without olfactory capacity can be just as jazzed about morning, about our caffeine and start our emotional engines.
So, here we have it – another Monday morning.
Another ‘start of the week’, another jumping off point in business, adventures, and our role in the machinery of commerce and society as we know it.
Was there ever any study done which proved whether all Mondays being the same is a good or bad thing, a productive and useful thing – or just misery, drudgery, and restarting the engine that stalled on Friday?
For instance: is Monday a great day for discovery? I read somewhere once that we should not buy a car manufactured on a Monday. I’ve read Monday is the best day for setting goals. That seems counter-intuitive to me. I would think Sunday might be better, so Monday could be that start of something rather than just the day you sit around thinking about starting …
I’ve also read that Monday morning would be much happier by doing ‘this 1 thing’ – and I subscribe to the notion to some degree. Monday should be an action day, not a cogitation day.
Monday, for the last 20 years has been a ‘flat out’ work day, producing a weekly publication and readying it for publication early Tuesday morning. This makes me a bit anti-social on Mondays and unavailable to attend events – but there is a two-fold bonus.
First, I am never undecided; I always know where I will be, what I will be doing, and why. I find comfort in that. The other, because I am focused and solitary – I have the entire day to myself for deliberation and planning the rest of my week. Also, after a routine so well established I cannot imagine spending my Mondays any other way. I like that security of plan, purpose and place.
In conclusion, having so little research to go on – but having my own experience of what works for me, the advice I would give is this: find what works for you, stick to it, and don’t let anyone steer you away.