October 22, 2012

How To Thrive in Mondays -
Moms Against Manic Mondays LINK UP

Happy Monday beautiful ladies!!!


There are so many beautiful things about Mondays . . . Here at From My Mountain View, every Monday, we band together and renounce/reject manic Mondays.  Right here is a perfect place for us to encourage one another and be encouraged!
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Mondays  Encouragement  -  Joy  Pressing On  -  etc.
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In this current season of life Sunday is the most exhausting day of the week for me.
Which, in turn, makes Monday my needed recovery day.

The problem is that the daily grind of life starts on Monday right?
If I was to take a survey, Monday really is the toughest day of the week for me, and therefore also for my entire home because mother tends to "set the tone," doesn't she?

Too often do we respond with a settled way of thinking that, "This is just how it has to be; I better get used to it."

The response should instead be the questions:

"Why?"  "Who said?"  and "What needs to change?"

  1. "Why?" - Take a rabbit hole kind of look into all the whys that have effect on Mondays going down the current way they do, whether considered positive or negative, to get to the Truth of the matter.  For me, Sundays play the biggest role in effecting my Mondays, so here's an example of what that "Rabbit Hole" might look like:
    • Why is Sunday the most exhausting day of the week for me? Answer: Because I'm 35 weeks & 4 days pregnant and the busyness of the day just gets to me.
      (Since I can't do anything about the pregnant part of that answer, let's focus on the busyness)
    • Why is the day busy?  Answer: Because after I get the entire family ready for church, clean up after breakfast, pack everyone in the van, worship our guts out while chasing around the current youngest, many Sundays husband and I teach the Jr. High class while our kiddos are in their classes, fellowship with our church family afterwards, convince the girls that it really is time to go, drive home, cook lunch, eat lunch, clean up from lunch, lay the young ones down for a nap and have the older one rest as she reads...Only half of the day has transpired and I'm already worn. slap. out!  Then there's Jr. High youth group back in the city late afternoon, dinner, clean up, baths, bedtime for the kids, did I mention posting this link up? and preparing for the next day...By this point I'm usually crying.
    • Why is it that busy?  Answer: Because it just is?
    • No, why is it that busy?  Answer: Because we've chosen it.
    • Why have you chosen a hectic day?  Answer:  {dumbfounded while the TRUTH comes to light that this isn't, "just the way things are," but rather, "this is how I've chosen them to be."}

  2. "Who said?" - Who said that Mondays are expected to be this way?  Who said they have to be "manic."  Who said that there's nothing we can do, try as we might, to keep the roughness of the day from effecting us?  My God sure did not!

    2 Corinthians 10:5 (amp)

    "[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One)"

    John 10:10 (amp)

    The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)."
  3. "What needs to change?" - What do I need to believe differently about Mondays?  What did the "WHY?" rabbit hole show me that I need to choose differently?  What can I choose to change about how my Mondays are negatively effected?  What needs to change to allow God's abundant life to shine through these days?
    This is not how things have to be.  Mondays do not have to be so tough.  My rabbit hole obviously showed I needed to be putting less into Sundays.  Things I can choose to do differently to make Sundays more at ease might be things like the following: 
    • making lunchtime easier (some ideas on that front: cooking double at dinner the night before and have leftovers Sunday for lunch, putting a meal in the crock-pot Sunday morning to have for lunch, or even learn the art of freezer-cooking so that all our Sunday lunches in a month are pre-prepared by me, and I just need to pull them out to thaw and reheat!) 
    • my stepping away from Sunday evening youth group while my husband continues to attend 
    • writing this link-up on Saturdays and scheduling them to post early Monday morning 
    • allowing for extra time in the evening to unwind a bit while preparing for the day coming ahead
    In addition, knowing that we school at home and therefore have the choice of what days of the week we school, who said our school days can't be Tuesday through Saturday and let our "weekends" be Sunday and Monday?  It's something to ponder...

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Psalm 118:24 (amp)

"This is the day which the Lord has brought about;
we will rejoice and be glad in it!"


I desire to recognize what is my part of the "manic" in Mondays, and do what I can to change it.

I desire to live abundantly in the Mondays (and Sundays).
I desire to thrive in each day; to dance them in along with the sun.

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4 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. What wonderful words.

    I came and peeked and now I can't stop. My internet time is over - but I will be back. SO glad to find you.

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  2. I agree...we have to do our part to lessen the stress. My cleaning day is Monday, so I am uber busy. I try to do a simpler supper, or at least something in the crock pot. I try to make sure our lessons aren't super long too ... no science experiments on Mondays! =)

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  3. always enjoy your uplifting blog :) just checking out your She reads truth - looks pretty awesome!

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