Monday, February 22, 2010

Motivational Monday—Doing My Part to Save Monday

On Friday I realized that all of my reposts last week had a positive theme to them (at least on some level). Apparently, my subconscious was trying to tell me something. It’s true that lately I’ve been feeling like everything I write is crap. That perfectionist bug has really been wearing on me, and I’m dying to get rid of it. So I’ve decided to start a new thing here on the blog and do a Motivational Monday post every week. Technically, it’s more of a Positivity Monday, but then we don’t get that cool alliteration thing. :)

Besides all that, Monday’s been feeling rather picked on with all the “I Hate Monday” hype out there. Monday didn’t get to choose its place in line. And we wouldn’t want Monday to get too down, because then it might decide to do something drastic, and Tuesday would be ill prepared to deal with all the pressure Monday’s been wearing away under for all these years. I’m sure Tuesday wouldn’t last near as long as Monday, and then Wednesday—well, I’m sure you get the idea. It’s a vicious cycle. Not that it would be bad to have all weekends all the time, but I’m pretty sure Saturday would be relegated to a work day at that point. People have to make money at some point. And without the work week, would we all really appreciate the weekend?

Okay, this is getting ridiculous. Nyquil + Abby’s brain do not = coherent thought. And I took it well over twelve hours ago. Seriously, my brain is fried today.

Anyway. What I’m trying to say is I think we could all use a boost to get the week started. Something to make Mondays something to look forward to. Sort of. :) Now, due to my Nyquilled brain, I don’t have anything particularly thought provoking to say today, but starting next week, Motivational Monday will be a regular posting. Anyone who wants to join me is welcome.


  1. I'm in. That would be good. I don't do much on my blog on Mondays or in real life.

  2. From one perfectionist to another, I think Motivational Mondays sound great. I will definitely be tuning in. :)

  3. I *love* this! SO what I needed right now. And I'm kind of over the Music Monday thing. I need a break. I can't wait to read your motivational/positive posts and I'd love to join you too!

    Mind if I pass it along?

    Thanks Abby!

  4. Sarah: Monday is definitely the hardest day for me to blog too. Mostly, I just want to recover from the weekend. ;)

    Roxy: All us crazy perfectionists need a boost once in while. I'll be watching for you. :)

    Ali: Thanks! Absolutely, pass it on! The more the merrier. :)

  5. I'm in the "I hate Mondays" camp, so motivational Mondays will be awesome!

  6. Ha! Nyquil for the win!

    I think motivational Mondays sound quite timely. Don't we all need a little help getting from Sunday to Tuesday? ;)

  7. "Tuesday would be ill prepared to deal with all the pressure Monday’s been wearing away under for all these years." LOL! So true :).

    I love this, Abby! Count me in! (Also, it's always nice to be able to remind yourself of your own awesomeness. I loved last week's reposts!)

  8. I think Mondays are great. My kids are back to school. ;)

    Can't wait to read your motivational posts.

  9. I can always use a pick-me-up on Monday, so I'm looking forward to your posts:)

    Hope you feel better - Nyquil brain is the worst!

  10. Hmm... I might have to join in with this. My worst day of the week is Tuesday. Meetings galore. Blecch.

  11. I can't take the guilt of what we're doing to Tuesday. Thanks for bringing this travesty to light.

    I love Mondays after 8:30 a.m., but I think some additional Positivity can never, ever hurt. Looking forward to it.

    And I love your writing, by the by.

  12. Danyelle: Glad to have you join us. :)

    Tere: That Nyquil's good stuff, but boy does it like to hang on. ;)

    Becca: Thanks! :)

    Stina: That's what I love most about Monday's too. Doesn't make them very productive, though.

    Melissa: Thanks!

    Stephanie: A little boost before your worst day can only help. :)

    Julie: Thanks! I'm assuming your kids are all out the door by 8:30? ;)

  13. That's a great idea! (Especially since I'm one of those dreaded Monday-haters.)