I was putting my daughter to bed tonight and she said “OMG, I am so excited for school tomorrow, it’s finally Monday!” (She is 8, going on 15, in case you wanted a frame of reference.)
This made me think about how differently she feels about Monday from say, well, most of us, adult people. I love what I do and yet I always experience what I call the ‘case of the Sunday nights’. Maybe it’s somehow part of the adult DNA.
So to help you have happier Mondays we’re kicking off a Mondays Made Happier series on our blog. Every Monday we’ll share a tip on how to be happier or something to inspire you to find more happy moments in your Mondays. Without further ado, here’s one for today:
Plan something for this week that you can anticipate and look forward to. Anticipation is a big part of enjoyment of an activity and in one experiment, people who just thought about watching a movie they like felt more positive.
So do this, right now. Look at your calendar and actually write down something you will look forward to. Lunch with a friend, a yoga class, 15 minutes to read a book, making time to go get your favorite coffee one morning — what you plan doesn’t have to be anything big, just something that makes you happier.