How to Make Mondays NOT Suck Mini Series: #3
How To Make Mondays NOT Suck is a strategic and sometimes satirical mini-series that will make your Mondays less ...sucky. Mondays are ALL about momentum. Previous to the figurative punch that your asinine [insert default iPhone alarm tone name here] alarm clock delivers to your face, you have absolutely NO momentum for the week whatsoever. In fact, after the four dopamine-induced snoozes that you slap down, you're basically operating at NEGATIVE momentum. In search of positive momentum, you race the clock to go through your mundane yet essential morning ritual- going through your mental checklist to make sure you don't forget anything. The shot clock is ticking and you have the ball, do you have what it takes to drain the shot? Nope. You left your phone on the charge and don't realize it until you pass your old middle school. Time to turn around.
Note: I use the word Monday as a loose framework for the day that starts your work-week- My office just so happens to start the week today, on an actual Monday. Don't be discouraged to apply this to your own personalized workweek, and I'm deeply sorry if everyone else's Friday is your Monday- That really sucks..
Let's Review: Why Does This Monday Suck?
You're even more cold than last week, and now you can no longer hold off on breaking out the winter garments and...oh crap! your old coat from last year doesn't fit anymore. Great.. now sometime this week you need to plan a trip to Marshalls for a cheap peacoat because you're broke and also hate shopping. It's times like this you wish you had a girlfriend to shop for you but it's the 21st century, no one dates bloggers.
You sit in your Monday Morning traffic as your mental state is a horrible stew of resentment, mental paralysis, and body numbing anxiety.
Silver Lining: Nothing sets this Monday different from any others aside from the fact that you're much closer to the holiday break and you've actually got a decent amount of days off in the next two months to spend time with friends and family.
Okay, But How Do I Make THIS Monday Not Suck?! What's the Solution This Week?
Today We're Talking Fashion
"If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good." - Deon Sanders
Or was that Leon Sandcastle?
The world may never know..
Let's Get Back On Track
So as we started to discuss before Mr. Sandcastle came up (and let's be honest, I couldn't resist that reference):
We're not saying you shouldn't dress well on the other days of the week.. we're just saying one strategy to #MakeMondaysNOTsuck is to go "all-in" on your wardrobe choice.
- Got a hot new top that you're ready to rock? Wear it on a Monday.
- Just found your favorite Oxford Shirt that you thought you lost but was actually in the bottom of your 3 week old laundry? Wear it on a Monday.
Remember what Deon Sandcastle said:
Look Good, Feel Good, Play Good.
Scientific Fact: Clothing is Significant Factor in Self-Esteem & Confidence.
In fact, Professor Karen Pine, renowned researcher in Developmental Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire wrote a whole book about this claim.
You heard them folks, clothes matter. They dictate how you feel, act, and obviously look.
What better way to start next Monday's Morning commute than wearing your very own 1st Edition Manifest it! Tee?! Look how good Shia Labeouf looks in his t shirt?
Also, we want to hear from you. How do YOU make your Mondays Not Suck? We only have so many strategies and will rely on the viewers to keep us pumping with ideas. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject titled "How To Make Mondays Not Suck"