Mondays seem to always come unexpectedly. We barely have time to get used to having the weekend all for ourselves and then suddenly, we must return to work. It is no wonder that Mondays are hard to handle and that they might bring out the worst in us.
Nonetheless, it doesn’t have to be like that. Mondays can be about new beginnings, fresh starts, and opportunities. Learn how to transform your week-beginning experience into something positive by checking out these Monday quotes.
1. On New Beginnings
Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year! ~ David Dweck
Mondays are all about second chances and new beginnings. Every Monday is an opportunity to engage in something meaningful and productive, that will give you enough positive energy for the whole week, even the whole year.
2. On Simple Pleasures
Monday is great if I can spend it in bed. I’m a man of simple pleasures, really. ~ Arthur Darvill
Monday is terrible because it takes us away from all our leisure activities, favorite hobbies, and lazy, but fun habits. Letting go of free time to take over the strict routine of the work week seems though. That is why having a free Monday once in a while can feel amazing.
3. On Normal Mondays
Mondays are mundane, like Tuesdays minus 24 hours. ~ Jarod Kintz
People complain about Monday because of those few moments in the morning when the alarm clock rings and they remember that it is no longer weekend. Other than that, Monday is just like any other working day.
4. On Productivity
It takes twice as long for me to not get anything done on Monday as it does the rest of the week. ~ Unknown
On Mondays, productivity suffers a lot because people have a hard time getting back into their normal workflow after a long and perhaps exciting weekend. Many have accepted that it is not possible to work at a normal speed on a Monday.
5. On Grumpy Mondays
On Monday mornings, I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks. ~ H. Allen Smith
We don’t like Mondays, and because of this, we might act grumpy when forced to socialize or do business. We are simply not on our best on a Monday, but the good thing is most people feel the same. With just a bit of patience, an awful Monday can turn ok.
6. On Struggles
Mondays are the potholes in the road of life. ~ Tom Wilson
Mondays are difficult to handle because they remind us that our life is split in two different parts. There is the weekend that belongs to us and when we can do whatever we want, and then there is the work week where everything follows a schedule. It is a troubling thought.
7. On Boring Mondays
There are no miracles on Mondays. ~ Amy Neftzger
Monday is a normal day, fixed into a routine. There is no time for surprises or miracles on a working day, but if they were possible, we would be too tired and grumpy to notice. We should become more positive and welcome miracles at any moment.
8. On Rewards
Candy is nature’s way of making up for Mondays. ~ Rebecca Gober
We can never get rid of Mondays, yet life knows how to reward us in other ways. With a cup of coffee, some chocolate or some candy, life can look bright, sweet, and sunny again. It is up to us to make the best of every Monday.
9. On Life’s Surprises
People can be great competitors on Sunday and mates on Monday. ~ Casey Stoner
From Sunday to Monday there seems to be a great gap that turns joy into grumpiness, play into work, and friendships into business partnerships. When we love our lives and we work for passion, Sunday or Monday make no difference.
10. On Avoiding Monday
Monday should be optional. ~ Unknown
Every Monday, some people dream about getting rich, retiring, and never having to go through another Monday at the office. We would all love to have Monday optional, but for very few it is possible. The best that the rest of us can do is finding passion in our jobs and working with joy.
11. On Being Efficient
There is nothing more dreadful than having to go walking on one’s own on Monday. ~ Thomas Bernhard
After a weekend of parties or other fun activities, we need a lot of strength to go back to work on Monday morning. It would be good if there were some time for this transition so we can prepare ourselves, but Monday always comes too soon.
12. On Loving Your Work
You don’t need a new year to make a change… all you need is a Monday. ~ Ansel Adams
Monday is not only for complaining or daydreaming about the weekend. It is the first day of a new week and we can turn it into the beginning of something greater. Every Monday is a chance for changes and new attitudes. Monday resolutions can be a cool thing.
13. On Happy Mondays
Find a job you like and you will add five days to every week. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Hating Monday is actually the symptom of a more important issue. When we dread Mondays, it is because we do not enjoy our jobs. When we work on our passion, not only Monday, but every day of the week can be exciting.
14. On Change
Every Monday you wake up is a day to make a change. ~ Irvine Welsh
Every Monday brings a whole week worth of achievements and changes. That becomes possible when we decide to see Monday as an opportunity, rather than a punishment. People who are focused towards progress and productivity love Mondays.
15. On Enjoying Monday
Work in a way that you look forward to Monday mornings. ~ Swami Parthasarathy
The only possibility to avoid the dread of Mondays is doing a job that makes Monday exciting. When we love what we do, there is no more strict separation between working life and leisure time. Every moment feels meaningful and makes us grateful.
16. On Correcting Mistakes
Monday is the perfect day to correct last week’s mistakes. ~ Nancy Barr
Not all Mondays have to be great beginnings. Sometimes, before moving forward, it is better to stop and reevaluate the past, correcting its mistakes and bringing closure to projects that have no future. After a weekend break, Monday can be a good day for checking if we are where we should be.
17. On Fresh Starts
It’s a new day, a new week, start off fresh to accomplish your best! ~ Arthur Darvill
Motivating ourselves to go through another Monday can be difficult. Motivation escapes us often, yet on Monday it seems even more hard to find. With just a bit of positive energy, Mondays can be great for fresh starts, new plans, and healthy habits.
18. On Blessings
It’s Monday. I’m happy, I’m blessed. God is going to do amazing things this week. ~ Unknown
We cannot control how we are going to feel on a weekend or on a Monday, yet if we put our faith in the gentle energy of the universe, amazing things could happen to us, even on a Monday. When we feel blessed, we became powerful enough to change bad things into great things.
19. On Making the Most of Every Day
Either you run the day or the day runs you. ~ Jim Rohn
Mondays are some of those things that demand us to be powerful, inspiring, and confident. We can defeat Mondays when we decide to take control over our actions and treat Monday just like any other day.
20. On Good Mondays
Even the best weeks start with Monday. ~ Nice Peter
Good weeks can start with an awful Monday while awful weeks can start with a joyful Monday. There is no law that dictates our success. Only the strength of our motivation says something about our potential. Monday can be a normal day, or all days can be amazing.
21. On Avoiding Monday
If each day is a gift, I’d like to know where to return Mondays! ~ John Wagner
Nobody likes Mondays. Not only that it forces us to go back to work, but we also have to hear other people complaining about how terrible Monday is. Most of us would rather skip Monday, but we force ourselves to resist, thinking that the next Monday is faraway.
22. On Wasting Life
Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7 of your life. ~ Steven Wright
There are a lot of Mondays in one’s life. This is a good thing to remember if we really hate Mondays because it will force us to seek improvement in our lives. When we hate Mondays, we hate a big part of our lives, and that is something we should never treat lightly.
23. On Being Happy
If you meet people who make you happy during Mondays, then it won’t be as hard. ~ Giorge Leedy
One of the secrets of a happy Monday, or of a happy life for that matter, is surrounding ourselves with great people that make every second together fun and meaningful. Either lovers, or coworkers, people around us can have a lot to say in our happiness.
24. On Motivation
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. ~ Zig Ziglar
More than anything, Mondays require a lot of motivation. We need motivation to get out of bed, to go to work, and to actually do the work. Motivation is, unfortunately, a daily battle. Whenever we stop fighting, we can lose more than we afford.
25. On Positive Thinking
Wake up on Monday and start your day with a lot of awesomeness and you will get happiness back. ~ Jim Butcher
To have a great Monday, you need to feel great yourself. It is all a matter of attitude. When we put joy and energy into our lives, we get happiness instead. Monday is a day like any other, but what matters is what we decide to make of it.
26. On Not Missing Chances
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~ Thomas A. Edison
We complain about Mondays and many other things, and look at successful people like their have superpowers. The harsh truth is that successful people are those who do not complain about Mondays, but who cannot wait to get back to their jobs and achieve great things through hard work.
27. On Changing Your Life
Mondays are fine. It’s your life that sucks. ~ Ricky Gervais
Hating Mondays says more about ourselves than it says about Mondays. It’s true that most jobs have some boring or stressful elements in them, yet when we hate every Monday, it is clear that we have bigger issues in our lives. Monday just reveals to us how we really feel about what we do and where we are.
28. On Happiness
It was a Monday and they walked on a tightrope to the sun. ~ Markus Zusak
At least once in a while, Mondays should be about something else other than work. Mondays can also be about adventures, holidays, celebrations, or just lazy mornings. We owe it to ourselves to regain some Mondays.
29. On Monday Afternoons
Youth is like a long weekend on Friday night. Middle age is like a long weekend on Monday afternoon. ~ Richard Nelson Bolles
On Monday afternoons, time passes very slowly while everyone is already tired. It reminds us that beautiful moments go fast and that one day, we will no longer have the energy for them. When we don’t make the most of every second, time betrays us.
30. On Awful Mondays
Don’t mess with anybody on a Monday. It’s a bad, bad day. ~ Louise Fitzhugh
Monday can be really bad, but it is worse when everyone in the office is having the same terrible day. It feels like a conspiracy, but when we feel bad we tend to attract bad things. We should take it easy on Mondays.
31. On Opportunities
Monday is the day that opens up the week for many opportunities. ~ R.K. Narayan
For some, Monday is the start of a long and dreadful work week. For others it is the start of an exciting week of new possibilities or opportunities. We can decide by ourselves in which of the two teams we would like to be.