Seniors: Avoiding Blue Mondays

Nov 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

One of the first things to consider doing  the first of every month is to mark on your calendar what you plan to do on each Monday.  Before the first Monday falls, having a lay out of ways to spend your day will likely assure avoiding down days. 

I didn’t do it for this month and the result is this Monday is a bummer.  Look at the end of the week too, Friday is the 13th.  People who are affected by superstitions may be in for a heap of detours this week.

Two possibilities may apply.  Ignore Friday’s date.  Act as if you already had a good plan for today, Monday. 

This is the kind of day when you may lurch into those projects long delayed and give your self a sense of real accomplishment.   Getting some of that stuff off your mind may be just the ticket for feeling good at the end of the day.  Putting things off has been found to be a depression additive.  We don’t  know why we are bothered, but we are.  Undone things often contribute to our sense of self dissatisfaction.

Another good move on a day like this is to resolve to dump all those clothes that no longer fit, those books read 10 years ago and of no current value, those gadgets and tools and stuff in your storage room which no longer have use can now go.  What a relief! 

If you have a tendency to collect, accumulate and hoard now is the time to break that habit. It is a bomb waiting to go off on somebody someday.  Why not carefully defuse it today?

If there is so much in your garage or store room, why not have some charity drop by for a pickup?  This will relieve you in two ways at once. 

It may just be that Mondays have more potential than at first we were aware.  Mark down some creative uses for those days and keep your appointment.  At the end of the month, you may find you have invested  in Mondays in such a way that it feels as if you have an extra day in every week.

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