Monday, November 14, 2011

Mind Over Matter

Guest Blog By Christina Flis

Monday's......ugh. Seems like that is everybody's response to the first day of the work week. Does anyone know why Mondays are such a downer? I often wonder why Monday has such a bad reputation.

I'll be the first to admit, it's no fun going back to work or school after a fun filled weekend! But when you are constantly dreading Monday morning, what do you expect? You're not making it any better! Wouldn't it be so much easier to plan something enjoyable for Monday?

Monday for me is almost a blessing in disguise. It is the ONLY day that I wake up and cringe when I manage to drag myself to the living room. I always ponder how my house is so messy. Then it hits me. Of course my house is a mess, my husband was home all weekend! Between the extra dishes, the mess on the stove, clothes scattered everywhere and the mess my kids make daily, it's a never ending battle! No wonder it is trashed every Monday.

After breakfast I spend most of the day doing dishes, laundry, vacuuming, more laundry and more dishes. By the time my boys go down for their naps, my house is back in order and I'm exhausted. Monday is the only day I strictly use nap time as "me" time. Whether it's watching TV, playing a game, or laying in the floor enjoying the silence, I always reward myself.

I've noticed that my Mondays have been much more pleasurable once I made myself so busy, I couldn't remember  how awful they typically are. Today was very productive Monday for me, I got a lot of work done and even got a new client! I know that Monday is almost over, but I hope you have an awesome Monday next week! It's all mind over matter, right?


  1. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

  2. Thank you so much! I'll be guest blogging for Cathi all week :)