"On Saturday, I was a surgeon in South Africa, very little known. On Monday, I was world renowned."

Christiaan Barnard

Now there’s a Monday!

There were many, many, many Mondays I awoke feeling the grip of the upcoming week strangling me.  No excitement, just the dread of returning to work and the long eternity until the weekend.  Well ain’t that a pisser!!!  THAT IS NOT HOW TO START OFF THE WEEK!  

The beginning of a new week is just that, a beginning! Oh man, the possibilities are endless.  You can begin eating right, call loved ones, learn how to crochet, save for a vacation, rescue a cat from a tree, take the big scary step you’ve been putting off for months, or just plain say F&%K IT! THIS IS WHEN I BEGIN DOING EXACTLY WHAT I WANT TO DO.  Mondays should never strangle you, they should be looked upon with crazy excitement! It’s such an incredible benchmark to begin anew!  

I don’t care if you’ve started a million different things on a million different Mondays and they’ve never worked out in your mind.  Those Mondays no longer exist and by the way, who said they didn’t work out? How do you know that some energetic force isn’t secretly building upon itself and creating momentum pushing you a little further down the path of completion.  It is not for you to judge.  There are forces at work that are just a shy smarter than you and me so let’s keep following our instinct and begin on MONDAY!!! IT’S A HELL OF A DAY!

3 KEYS: I’ve written about these before but I am going to reiterate them because they are sooooooo important. 

1. WATER!!! Drink a few glasses of water when you first wake up.  Hydrate and let your body seep it in like a dry plant.  That’s what it needs.  It flushes out all the gunk from the night and gets it going with purity! It’s so easy there is no excuse to not drink water. The bod kind of needs it.  Water! Agua! H2O! Eau! Tubig! Nam! Viz! Pani! (That’s Urdu for water just in case you thought it was Igbo, which it most certainly is not.)

2. BREATHE!!!  Breathe! Huge deep meaningful breaths.  Pull that air into your body and envision it refreshing that badass body of yours.  See if you you can breathe air into every section of your body. Imagine washing every cell with new life.  And when you breathe out, let all the stale air and nonsense from life flow out.  It doesn’t belong there.  TO HELL WITH YOU NONSENSE AIR!  Do it 10 times or more. Ohh it’s so good.  

3. NO ELECTRONICS!!!  Your body has just come off a pretty cool ride called sleep.  This is when you want to treat it like a new born baby.  Be gentle, loving, nurturing.  If you begin with emails, Facebook, Instagram, news, ebola, money, ANXIETY, you will have destroyed all that was at work on you during the night.  Give yourself a break and just let it have a few moments to sink in. It’s a wonderful time to imagine and feel the endless possibility that awaits at the beginning of a new week.  Think of things you are grateful for and wake up to those.  Think of loved ones.  Feed your body from the soul. Not from anywhere or anyone else.  

Ok, it’s Monday! Here we go!  Begin the habit of doing those three things and try to not miss a day.  You will soon notice a transformation within you.  It’s pretty amazing.  

I have a case of the Mondays. Yep, a case of exploding infinite possibilities.