It’s Monday. And I’m writing to you in the morning…for a few reasons.

Mondays can be brutal sometimes, can’t they?

It’s the day of putting the house back together, getting a new plan for a new week, starting over on all of the household duties that are weekly and basically gearing yourself up to face it all again!

If this speaks to your experience, then I want to offer you some food for thought.

Do you function on doing what you feel like doing on any given day? Do you get intimidated by big jobs or just have to talk yourself into tackling them every time you do them?

A few things that I have found helpful over the years are simple mind-set shifts and some practical tasks as well.

1 You are bigger than your laundry.
Out-think this task and don’t allow it to overwhelm you. Tackle it mentally by deciding how and when you will do it. All in one day? One load each day or specific days of the week? Who is doing it? How can you multi-task other jobs while your machines are doing the work? In making your plan, I suggest that you think it through to the very bitter end! That means it is folded and put away, and then it is done. Because we all know that laundry can overrun your house whether it is dirty or clean!

2 Do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, not when you feel like it.
We can get ahead when we don’t function on how we feel but rather taking things as they need attention (or better yet, before they need attention). This may mean that you will be best served by a list that you can check off each day. Am I the only one that thrives on seeing check marks, DONE!? The list also serves you in the fact that you have a virtual stopping place and a way to say, today was a success, even though you didn’t tackle everything that needs doing in one day.

3 Increase your pain tolerance.
By this I mean, increase, by practicing, your ability to get through the tough stuff (whatever that happens to be for you). Some people don’t mind cleaning the bathroom while others would rather do anything else! Increase your ability to do the things that you dislike or even detest! Find a way. You could: delegate to someone else at your house who doesn’t mind doing that job, or hire it done, or trade someone or break it down into small bites so that you can spread the job out and not feel overrun by it.

4 Visualize your home fully functioning.
Take some time to close your eyes and envision the level of cleanliness you’d like, the feeling of peacefulness you desire and the spirit of cooperation and love you hope to engender. See it in your mind. Then pray for help to create it. You will be inspired to change this or that, possibly your own attitude about caring for yourself or your children or your home. Be open to learning new ways of doing things and new ways of using your femininity to draw your family toward you to help build the atmosphere you envision.

Happy Monday Girl! I hope you will have a great week ahead! You can do much good in the small and simple things you do for yourself and for your family. Never forget that you are in a very powerful place to make life brighter and better for those you love and that your efforts will ripple out and out and out to bless many.

Go get ’em!

Love,

Jacque

P.S. Fact: We need daily inspiration to keep our minds in a positive place! If you have experienced a lift from reading this blog, please share it with your sisters! More features are in the works!

6 comments on “Monday, Monday”

  1. I love my daily dose of inspiration from the blog! It’s a little thing, but it would be nice if there were some social media icons on here to make it easier to share (as in, I could click on the share button without having to actually get on Facebook, etc.) Just a thought! Thanks for the inspiration to face this week in a more mindful way!!

    • Thank you for the suggestion Heather! I thought that those buttons were already here, but I can see that they just take you to the Lioness Facebook page and twitter etc. I shall make the other function happen ASAP! Love it! xo

  2. Thank you for posting this!! We got moved in to our home this past week and Monday has been challenging to say the least!

    I am always inspired by and appreciate your words! Xoxo

    • Oh, congratulations!!! And yes, the overwhelm can jump in can’t it? Bless you with patience to take it a bite at a time. Amazingly, you’ll soon be standing in your new kitchen looking at peace and order. xo

  3. Thanks for bringing more order and peace to my house yesterday. You have great vision and I can vouch that often less is more, and order is peaceful. LOVE YOU and ALL YOUR WORDS of encouragement, even for this old mother.

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