Creating Resilient Cultures in Healthcare

The Mindful Monday

I used to really struggle with Mondays.  As an entrepreneur, always so much to do, so little time.  I would look at my desk and become immediately overwhelmed and paralyzed:  I don’t even  know where to start.  Why didn’t I get some work done over the weekend?  And then the critical voice chimed in:  What’s wrong with you?  Who do you think you are?   Why is this taking so long?  I can remember more than a few Mondays spent in the fetal position waiting for Tuesday to come. 

Not anymore, though. Now I actually look forward to Mondays.  A new week, a new beginning, a new opportunity.  My practice of 30 Days to Grace has allowed me to make this shift.  With this daily 30 minute practice, I am more grounded, more focused, and most importantly more mindful, every day of the week, including Mondays. 

Because I have set an intention for 30 days that I am really excited about it, everything I choose to do is with purpose  towards achieving it.  My intention for his month is “I live in my highest joy”.  Besides all of the physical changes and spiritual connection I am experiencing with this daily practice, I am also more relaxed, more centered, and much more effective.  This all contributes to my highest joy, because let’s face it, a Monday is a terrible thing to waste, isn’t it?


  1. Colleen on January 19, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I went to one of Diane’s 30 Days to grace workshops (at Sacred I Yoga). When I left, I told the group that I would commit to getting out of bed at 5:00 am for 7 days to do my practice, but wasn’t mentally ready for 30 days. I’m now on Day 11 – I made it 11 consecutive days and it has made such a difference in my life!
    I smile wider, I laugh a little deeper, and my body is starting to open up – the back of my legs are a little more flexible in down dog every day, and I have more energy for living life. I get my practice in, and still have time for a workout, or a quiet cup of tea before the rest of the house wakes up.

    Wellness is not always comfortable, but so worth it! Thanks Diane!

    • diane on February 1, 2010 at 10:01 am

      THanks so much for sharing, Colleen. I commend you for your commitment to grace!

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