Friday, February 26, 2010

Does the current weekday control how you feel?

I love how bad stereotypes make massive inroads into our lives, affecting us in ways we may not even be aware of.
The most common example of this is the "Blue Monday" or "Thank God it's Friday" syndrome.

When someone wakes up on a Monday morning and subconciously (or verbally) says to themselves "Oh hell it's Monday - what a draaaaaaag", surely that's gonna mess up the day right from the start?
With that attitude, everything in that Monday is going to be a darn drag for that person. It's effectively a cop-out, allowing something external like the current weekday to control moods and feelings entirely - "because today is Monday, I am going to allow myself to feel totally crap".

On the flipside, come Friday it's the opposite. "YAY it's Friday!!! Friday controls me by allowing me to feel good!!"
No dude, Friday does not control you.
Nor does Monday, Tuesday or any other weekday for that matter.

YOU control you. How we feel is entirely up to us, and not up to anybody or anything else.
Just because the workweek has begun, does not mean that we should automatically feel dodgy - trust me, we can all find plenty of reasons to feel good and happy on a Monday, Tuesday or any other day, if we just take the time to appreciate the things in our lives that we should be thankful for.

So why can't Monday be a fantastic day?
Why can't every day be a "Thank God it's Friday" day?



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