How To Make Monday NOT Suck #16

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How to Make Mondays NOT Suck is a strategic and sometimes satirical mini-series that will make your Mondays less ...sucky. If this is your first time embarking on a Make Mondays NOT Suck (#MMNS) journey, we suggest that read this first. With that being said, let's face it- we all know that Mondays suck.

Why Does This Monday Suck? (Click here to tell us why yours does!)

I woke up today with a less than ideal amount of sleep on account of a mixture of Sunday Scaries, Watching the Oscars (Jimmy Kimmel is absolutely hilarious), and just pure excitement to be alive (anyone ever get that? I don't want to sleep because I'm having too much fun being alive!)

So with lack of sleep, cue the mind numbing, teeth clenching, fuzzy gazing anxiety that is oh so happy to accompany you during your morning commute.

So..How Do I Make THIS Monday Not Suck?!

I got out of bed this morning and I'm alive! #gratitude tweet

I've been real pumped about about the new John Mayer EP (2nd of the year so far)  so I've been using that as motivation to get out of bed.

For more insight into the latest John Mayer EP: Check out my FB Live Video below: https://www.facebook.com/ayy.jzzle/videos/10208541068579371/?l=694622253222080850

 

With that being said, let me tell you, it was one of those days where you're SO tempted to lay in bed because you're so comfortable and your body is craving sleep like a drug ...

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BUT

Again, we got out of bed today

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Pretty nifty right? (also I realize this does not currently work on Mobile Devices- consider it my challenge for the upcoming weeks ..)

Either way, I hope I built some anticipation for today's topic:

Having a FIRE Playlist to Always Depend On

"Music Make You Lose Control.... Music Make You Lose Control...." -Missy Elliot Back Up Dancers (before being order to "LET'S GO!" by Fatman Scoop and up until today thought that was Method Man on this song.)

https://vimeo.com/25289923

How Can You NOT Love this song?

Wanna feel old? That song is 12 years old. Yesterday (and you'll see in an upcoming Vlog Video (Subscribe Now) ) that my good buddy TR and I listened to one of those videos of songs that turned ten years old this year. So I figured I would pass on that same feeling of "Wow, where did the time go?!"

I'll Admit It- I had Another Case of The Mondays..

(and I've been OBSESSED with Officespace lately - I even bought a digital copy on amazon prime)

 

Enough About Movies - Let's Get to The Music!

So I'm as you already know, I'm obsessed with Positive Psychology and all things Optimism so it is with great pleasure that I share this tidbit of info about music and your mood:

"A 2013 study in the Journal of Positive Psychology found that people who listened to upbeat music could improve their moods and boost their happiness in just two weeks." - How Music Affects Our Moods - Healthline

AND

If you want to get real technical and follow the rabbit hole all the way to the source:

Here is a link to the actual study with a few more implications about how music can affect our happiness (and a few other awesome tidbits of info in regards to authentic happiness)

Strategies for Action:

 

  • ADD US ON INSTAGRAM AND LET US KNOW YOUR ADDITION TO THE PLAYLIST!
    • I'm going to put up a story that will again prompt users to let us know their favorite "Feel Good" song to add to the playlist
    • We'll add it and then you'll be part of the community! Hey here's an idea, maybe we can even start a group over at our Facebook Page to get everyone involved- talking about music!
  • Follow us on Youtube at Manifest Millennial for some SERIOUS VLOGS coming up (I've been brushing up on my editing skills which I love to do and I committed myself to in my New Years Plan)

AND

as always,

We Want to Hear From YOU!

How do you make YOUR "Make Mondays Not Suck" ? Make your case strong enough and we'll publish your suggestion!

Email us your suggestions!

Don't let us down - you're all we've got...

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