Poor Monday. Without fail, people bitch about it every week. And it’s not just people who hate their jobs. (If you hate your job, do one little thing every day to find a new job — you’ll feel happier just plotting your escape). Even for people who like their work, Mondays can be difficult. After the weekend, it’s not easy to get back in gear for the workweek.
The thing is we expect 0 to 60. And that’s not good for us. And it’s not the sort of energy Monday carries. Monday is named after the Moon. Unlike the previous day, Sunday, charged with energy of direct light, Monday is meant to be reflective and sort of dreamy. It’s a good day for intuition and insights. It’s more mysterious and more subtle than the energy of Sunday. Which makes it a terrible day to get back to the grind. Grind energy is good on Tuesdays, which is why its traditionally the more productive day of the week.
Don’t fight Monday. It doesn’t mean you have to take the day off or you’re totally screwed if you have to report to work. Save the tasks that lend itself to this energy for this day. Know that you’re going to be a little slower, like you are moving through a dream.
Last week, excited about a new project, I jumped in on Monday, determined to learn a new software program and complete a project. Halfway through the day I was so frustrated that I updated my Facebook status saying that the project made me want to kill myself, my laptop, and the internet. (My sense of drama is strong every day of the week.) It didn’t occur to me until later in the week that I’d picked a crap day for my project.
This week I’ve reordered things. Mondays are a good day to use intuition to explore ideas, imagine ways to develop projects, and to start setting up to jump in on Tuesday.
Planning your schedule to align with the mood and quality of the day will help you work smarter. It will also help you learn to love Mondays.
Sunday (Sun) Fame, Wealth, Success, Spirituality, Wishes
Monday (Moon) Reflection, Dreaming, Emotions, Intuition, Creativity
Tuesday (Mars) Strength, Courage, Passion
Wednesday (Mercury) Communication, Cunning, Excitement, Change, The Arts (It’s a wacky day. Work with its wackiness.)
Thursday (Jupiter) Expansiveness, Adventure, Abundance, Health. Named after Thor.
Friday (Venus) Love, Fertility, Birth, and Romance. Named after the Norse goddess, Freya.
Saturday (Saturn) Responsibility, Protection, Banishing negativity, Tasks
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