Monday, some dread it, others fear it but it comes around once a week like clockwork. The first day of the week gets a bad rap, so much so if Monday were a kid on a kickball team it would be the last to be picked. As unpopular as Monday is, it cannot be shunned or avoided. I think it is time we stop bullying the first day of the week and start looking at it from a different vantage point. So put on your rose colored glasses and start envisioning Monday to be the new beginning it is meant to be.
I had a magical Sunday, full of positive affirmations and the hope of what is to come. That got me thinking, what if we chose one thing to do each day of the week to bring a little magic in our mundane routine. Something that we can seamlessly fit into our workweek, workout week, and schedules. Here is my list of things of things to do to bring a little magic back to the doldrums of Monday through Friday. I was in the musical Pippin when I was younger, and the song from the musical score puts it perfectly. We’ve Got Magic To Do.
WE’VE GOT MAGIC TO DO — JUST FOR YOU
WE’VE GOT MIRACLE PLAYS TO PLAY
WE’VE GOT PARTS TO PERFORM — HEARTS TO WARM
KINGS AND THINGS TO TAKE BY STORM
AS WE GO ALONG OUR WAY
Five things to add magic to your daily life
1. Remember when you were a kid and you got all excited when you made a trip to the local pool to go swimming. Maybe it was only in the summer, or maybe you went swimming during the winter at an indoor facility. To me there was nothing better than swimming. To this day the smell of chlorine takes me back to my excitement for my swimming lessons, and I thought there was nothing more magical than swimming in the dead of winter. Go swimming, dive deep, get your hair wet. Trust me water is the best therapy. Find a pool, lake or ocean and make like a fish and swim.
2.Wake up early to see the sunrise once in the course of the week. Brew your coffee before, and set the alarm. Take a moment to revel in the magnificence of the moment, and the stillness before the world has risen. Our lives can be so noisy, sometimes a silent moment of solitude and beauty is all that we need to feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
3. I always workout outdoors but I bet most people spend there workouts at an indoor gym. Do not get me wrong I also go to the gym, but working out amongst nature is a completely different experience. You have a cool breeze, sunlight, and the trees above as companions. I love it when I am planking and I get an impromptu kiss from a slobbering yet friendly canine. I call this Mobile Meditation. Try it, pack the car with your mat and free weights and see what a different perspective you have after an outdoor workout.
4.Make time for a little weekday learning. Education does not end when you throw your graduation cap in the air. There are many little things you can do to expand your mind, your world, and have a little fun. Find a new hobby. If you have been wanting to take a cooking class, look on Groupon to get a great deal and make it happen. A golf lesson? How about attend a pottery painting class. There are no limitations, and I find browsing Groupon gives me ideas for my fun to do list. You are never too old to rediscover old interests and pursue new passions in life.
5. Pack a blanket, and have an after hours picnic in the park and go stargazing. Nothing like lying flat on your back and looking up at a night sky, realizing how vast our miraculous universe is and how small we really are. It definitely is one of my favorite things to do and something I need to do a lot more. I see plenty of stars here in Hollywood but there is nothing like the twinkling wink from the real deal above.