There aren’t too many Monday’s where some nonsense isn’t posted on Twitter about – how to rid of the Monday Blues.
And If you Google it you’ll come across a bunch of articles claiming to have the answer to the problem.
Well, It’s all nonsense. Monday Blues is a myth and you’re brainwashed If you believe it.
If I wanted to get all scientific, there wouldn’t be any proof to back up this myth society has made up.
If you’re experiencing the “Monday Blues”, there are other reasons why.
Until you get rid of them, how you feel on a “Monday” won’t ever change.
The Myth Of Monday Blues
1. You’re lacking purpose
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. – John F. Kennedy
If you wake up on a Monday morning feeling depressed, sad, stressed or unexcited, you’re lacking purpose.
If on the night before Monday you’re thinking “I’m not looking forward to tomorrow”, it’s because you lack purpose.
If you’re not enthusiastic about the work you do, the business you run, the college you study at or the goals you’re working towards….
YOU LACK PURPOSE!
Most of us are waking up everyday, not just Mondays, going to work for the sake of working.
Or going to school or college for the sake of it.
Or doing whatever it is we’re doing for the sake of doing it.
Like machines or robots, doing things without reasoning, questioning or thinking about why we’re doing it.
If you had a strong enough reason behind what you do, you wouldn’t feel “Blue” on any day of the week, never mind Mondays.
If you had something to strive for, some big goal, and a big reason behind your actions, you’d be more excited and enthusiastic.
If you have no reason to live, you’re just existing. And there’s no excitement in just existing and doing things for the sake of it.
Lack of purpose = no reason for living, working, or doing what you’re doing.
- Why am I even doing this?
- What am I working towards?
- What am I trying to achieve?
- What am I trying to accomplish?
- Who benefits?
- How is this helping me?
- How is this contributing towards my goals?
- What are my goals?
If you can’t answer any of those questions, that’s the reason you believe in the bullshit myth of Monday Blues.
And that’s the reason you experience the so called Monday blues when a brand new week starts.
2. You’re lacking passion
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela
Another reason you’ve been fooled into believing in the “Monday” blues is a lack of passion.
The boredom and displeasure of Fixing cars and painting walls would end up killing me If I did it.
Being an archaeologist, a doctor, or looking at people’s teeth all day (a dentist) would kill me out of sheer boredom.
It’s the same thing for you. If you’re doing something uninteresting all day everyday, you won’t have the drive to pursue it.
And If you do pursue it, you’ll be stressed, depressed, uninterested and it’ll feel too mundane to bare.
Doing something you hate is basically spiritual suicide. Because you’re killing your spirit from the inside out, one step at a time.
The missing key to your ignition and the only way to solve your problem is passion.
Definition of passion:
an intense desire or enthusiasm for something.
If you have no intense desire or enthusiasm for:
- Your work.
- Or goals…
Then you’re bound to feel miserable, unhappy, shit, and bored with what you’re doing. It’s that simple.
Do that BS long enough and you’ll resemble the zombies from the video game – Resident Evil.
Develop a passion for what you do, or do something you’re passionate about and it’ll all change.
“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” ― Steve Jobs
So to sum up this post.
- Get some passion.
- Find your purpose.
- Stop using “Monday” blues as an excuse for being miserable.
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