Seriously, what is wrong with Mondays? It is a day full of opportunity, and possibility. I have this outlook about Mondays not because I am an annoying little version of Mary Poppins and think the world is made of sugar and rainbows. (okay, a little bit of that) but the real reason why I can have a positive outlook about Mondays is simply because of this verse: “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). This is t h e day, is Monday a day? Yes, so it qualifies as the day that the Lord has made for you, for me, for our neighbors, for the good and the bad and we must rejoice and be glad in it.
And because of this one too,(and a lot of other verses too) “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days” (Psalm 90:14 ESV). This verse doesn’t say, satisfy us with your steadfast love so that we may be glad and rejoice Friday through Sunday. (or whatever days of your choice) It says allllll of our days; really I promise if you open up your Bible you will find that what I’m saying is true. So we can be confident every morning when we ask God to satisfy us today too, on Monday and to be glad. We can start each of our days with an outlook of thankfulness and walk wildly into who God is molding us to be. I promise you can love Mondays too. I feel like “the case of the Mondays” is something that society tries so hard to dip us in and it can even become “cool” to hate Mondays and to have a resting beach face. (Oh, I know) But, I am here to encourage you to be that proverbs 31 woman, to get up with a bright outlook and tackle your tasks every day. You have the power to change your perspective about each day. So here are a few tips for you girl bosses out there to walk the talk and walk wildly and confidently through your days.
1.) Get up an hour earlier than scheduled. This is key to tackle the day with strength dignity and confidence. Give yourself time to fully wake up and appreciate the day. If you wake up late or at your usual time, life hits you like a wave. Before you know it, you have an attitude that is far from kind and gentle. (I’ve been there) So get up earlier sunshine, rise and shine!
2.) Read your Bible. Take time to read at least a chapter, ditch the Instagram feed or whatever social media and trade it for a word of truth. I promise you will feed energized, recharged, and super confident to tackle the day. Talk to God and open up the communication for the rest of the day. Also, whenever someone has something mean to say you can rest in that scripture you read this morning and simply brush that negative comment off.
3.) Exercise at some point on Monday, exercising helps you feel better and more energized. It is also good for your health. If you’re like me though, working out in the morning is tough so just make sure you squeeze some type of workout in your day.
4.) Take about five to ten minutes to be thankful. Write down at least 10 things you are thankful for and take some time to really meditate on the blessings of each day. It is very easy to get swept off by the business of life and start complaining. So instead of investing energy in complaining how about being thankful for your family, that job, or for the opportunity to go to school, etc.
5.) Come up with a quick and easy beauty routine. A set of steps that you can easily do before you leave your house and start your day. I get ready in the morning in about 15-20 minutes. Weighing in the time to put my lunch box together I can be all ready to leave for work in 30 min tops. I really don’t need any longer than that. I will write a separate post on my morning beauty routine on another day. The point is that you take the focus of the morning time from your outer appearance into your inner appearance. Use that precious morning time to soak in the word, to leave your burdens at the feet of Jesus and let him give you the confidence, patience, kindness, humbleness, and courage you need to take on the day.
“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles or fine clothes” (1 Peter 3:3).