3 Ways to Remake Mondays

Monday“If Monday had a face, I would punch it.”

Monday does have a face – it’s staring you in the mirror every Monday morning. It’s you.

And you can do something about it. You can remake Mondays.

It’s easier than you think (really). Here’s how to start:

1 – Be the only one.

2 – Be a smartass.

3 – Be the first one.

Everyone hates Mondays. So, when you don’t play along, you’ll be the only one. You’ll stand out. You’ll be special. No gimmicks. No ‘think happy thoughts’ motivational memes. Be the only one to not hate Mondays (and start today, since it’s Monday). But how to you not hate Mondays?

Be a smartass and embrace Mondays – make Mondays your own, make Monday your day. Mock Mondays. Mondays are trying to kill you, so laugh in Monday’s face, and let everyone else hate Mondays (because they will – you know they will). You’re not here to change everyone else’s hatred of Mondays; you’re going to turn their weakness into your strength.

But how? It’s simple. Be the first one. Start each Monday greeting with ‘Happy Monday!’ and let the hate-speech begin – let everyone bitch and moan about the self-evident truth that is Monday. But don’t say anything more – AND DO NOT AGREE WITH THEM. Let the haters hate. Let them wallow in it, and stand back because the crap will fly. Let it. Learn from it.

But you MUST say it to others – not yourself. Let me repeat: don’t spend your Mondays talking yourself into making Mondays into another day. It will always be Monday on Mondays. All that ‘fake it ’til you make it’ inspirational crap is crap. So, say ‘Happy Monday’ to others and let them go off on Monday. Let them hate Mondays, and you take it all in. Listen to them sound happy about being unhappy. Watch them blame Monday for being Monday. It’s ugly, and you don’t need to be ugly – especially on a Monday.

Everyone hates Mondays. But when you don’t, you’ll be the only one. You’ll be special. No gimmicks. No ‘think happy thoughts’ crap. Nothing to buy. That’s where to start.

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James Callahan @jamescallahan

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Blue Monday is a lie we believe… #BlueMonday

Blues_MondayThe third Monday of January is called Blue Monday. It started all the way back in 2005 – by a travel agent trying to drum up business.

Yep, they just made it up.

But everyone buys it because everyone hates Mondays. No one has to argue it or prove it; it’s an inalienable thing – self-evident and all that.

And it’s a lie.

“Who has actually decided that this day is the most depressing day of the year?  To get some scientific clarification – Dean Burnett, neuroscientist at The University of Cardiff – has described the conclusions drawn about Blue Monday to be ‘farcical’, and concocted with ‘nonsensical measurements’. In fact, the ‘scientists’ who first reported Blue Monday were found to have received payments from PR and Marketing companies related to holiday companies specialising in winter breaks.” (http://uktherapyguide.com/blog/blue-monday-here-to-stay/)

The pseudo-science of Blue Monday even has a mathy-thingy:

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It is a meaningless math-like thing (kind of like the way I did math before dropping out of high school) that takes debt (first credit card bills after Christmas), a general lack of motivation (Seasonal Affective Disorder – S.A.D.), weather conditions (in the northern hemisphere), and the assumed failure of New Year’s resolutions, so you should go on a vacation. It’s B.S. (and I don’t mean a Bachelor of Science).

But follow #BlueMonday hashtags today and you’ll find it’s popular. Shame on us.

Everyone hates Mondays, and Blue Monday is the Anniversary of our hatred. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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James Callahan @jamescallahan

Check back every Monday for more Remaking Monday – Remaking Your Life.

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See you next Monday!

James Callahan

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Blue Monday is a lie we believe… #BlueMonday

Blues_MondayThe third Monday of January is called Blue Monday. It started all the way back in 2005 – by a travel agent trying to drum up business.

Yep, they just made it up.

But everyone buys it because everyone hates Mondays. No one has to argue it or prove it; it’s an inalienable thing – self-evident and all that.

And it’s a lie.

“Who has actually decided that this day is the most depressing day of the year?  To get some scientific clarification – Dean Burnett, neuroscientist at The University of Cardiff – has described the conclusions drawn about Blue Monday to be ‘farcical’, and concocted with ‘nonsensical measurements’. In fact, the ‘scientists’ who first reported Blue Monday were found to have received payments from PR and Marketing companies related to holiday companies specialising in winter breaks.” (http://uktherapyguide.com/blog/blue-monday-here-to-stay/)

The pseudo-science of Blue Monday even has a mathy-thingy:

the_blue_monday_formula_11008

It is a meaningless math-like thing (kind of like the way I did math before dropping out of high school) that takes debt (first credit card bills after Christmas), a general lack of motivation (Seasonal Affective Disorder – S.A.D.), weather conditions (in the northern hemisphere), and the assumed failure of New Year’s resolutions, so you should go on a vacation. It’s B.S. (and I don’t mean a Bachelor of Science).

But follow #BlueMonday hashtags today and you’ll find it’s popular. Shame on us.

Everyone hates Mondays, and Blue Monday is the Anniversary of our hatred. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

IMG_7659

James Callahan @jamescallahan

Check back every Monday for more Remaking Monday – Remaking Your Life.

Or, if you’d like to receive Remaking Monday – Remaking Your Life updates in your inbox, send a request to: remakingmonday@gmail.com

See you next Monday!

James Callahan

(Please retweet, like, forward, gossip, tell a friend, ask people to pray for me because I said B.S. and everyone knows what that means)