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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Always Monday morning...even on Tuesdays

Everyone has a favorite holiday. 

For many, it's Thanksgiving because it's all about the food and family, without the pressure of shopping for gifts.

For others, it's all things Christmas . . .the lights, the carols, the wrapping. 

Well, maybe not the wrapping...

And then there's the Halloween lovers, who revel in black cats, witches on broomsticks and costumed extortionists who demand candy as payment for the threat of neighborhood mischief-making.

For me, it's all about New Year's Day. I love January 1st. For a long time, I would go to the beach and cleanse my hands in the frigid New England Atlantic in reflection and atonement for the sins of the past year. January makes me giddy with excitement of all that can be. It's a new slate on which I can write my goals, hopes and dreams for the future.

Like New Year's Day, Monday mornings bring a similar excitement. 

Every Monday is a chance to start anew. 

Diets typically start on Mondays..a detox from the culinary debauchery of the weekend before. 

Workouts are popular Monday activities, with the vow that this would be the one, the time for you to get your fitness on. 

Meatless Monday seems to be a given, but what about Tofu Tuesday? 

Just kidding...

What I've learned is that it's all about readiness. 

And readiness can happen on a Tuesday as well as on a Monday. Or a Wednesday. Or even a Friday. 

Ground zero is ground zero. Babies aren't born only on Mondays; likewise goals should not begin again only on Mondays.

Every day is ground zero. Every day is a new day to plan and achieve your goals.

What is it you want to do? What's stopping you? 

Are you ready? 

I mean, really ready? 

Only you know. And no one can force you. 

You have to want it for you

Wanting it for someone else is nice, but you need to want it for you. 

It is all about you. 

Accept it. Embrace it. 

Achieving a goal, whether it's a goal related to weight loss, fitness, education, your career, travel, you name it . . .it all takes time. 

And planning. 

And commitment. 

Every life is gifted with only so many Monday mornings. 

What if you ran out of Mondays? 

I'm not saying that Monday is a bad day to start anything. 

Monday makes a lot of sense. 

But don't put it off thinking there's always next Monday. There could be, but then you've lost a week. What is stopping your success from starting on a Thursday? 

I don't need to tell you . . . life is short. We are bombarded with that message every day. As my mom always says, tomorrow is promised to no one. 

Today is your Monday morning. Even though it's Tuesday. 

Make it count.


  1. Always great to remember!!!!! Thanks!

  2. Was a little worried at first, that you were going to say Monday is your favorite holiday. But you didn't. And I can still be friends with your blog :)


    1. Whew! No...Monday is never a favorite...unless it's a Monday off. :-) Thank you for stopping by, Farin.

  3. You's funny...I've been thinking about this a lot lately...We put such odd constraints on ourselves, don't we?

    1. We do...and in boxing ourselves in, we rarely accomplish what we set out to do. Self sabotage is weird. Thank you for stopping by, Michelle. :-)

  4. I love the idea of each new day being a clean slate!

    1. I do too, Shannon. It's liberating, because you realize that you have the power to make new choices. Thank you for stopping by. :-)

  5. I love this!!

    I run a weekly link up called Monday motivation that is open all week. Would you consider looking this post? It's awesome either way! Happy Tuesday!

    1. Yes, Bijee .I would love to be part of your Monday Motivation! Thank you for stopping by. :-)

  6. So true, and a great reminder that every day is a new day!

  7. Every day is a new day. Full of possibilities.

    1. Agreed, Steph. It's liberating to know that we have new opportunities to make good choices every day. Have a great rest of your week! :-)

  8. Halloween is my favorite! Everyday is a new day to start anew. Great reminder!

    1. Agreed, Kerry. It's liberating to know that we have new opportunities to make good choices every day. Have a great rest of your week! :-)

      PS--Do you decorate for Halloween like others decorate for Christmas?

  9. Great post to get your day going.

    1. Thank you, Vanessa! Have a great rest of your week! :-)

  10. So much great inspiration in this post. In many ways I do usually start the week off with a very positive Monday outlook and that usually carries through until about Thursday! But you're right, Monday should not and is not the only day to dedicate to changing your life. I needed to hear I'm off to do something BIG!

    Angie from reasons to dress

    1. Thank you, Angie! I love this! What did you end up doing?

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    1. Thank you so much for the opportunity to link up, Bijee!