How to make the most of your Mondays


Wellness guru and Mindset coach Sunniva Holt shares some practical advice on how to turn Monday into the best day of your week.

Do you find Mondays hard? Are you looking at Monday thinking, it’s not you; it’s me? Sunniva suggests that in fact, it might be a case of looking for love in the wrong places.

“It’s draining knowing you’re going to something you’re not passionate about.”

Your challenge is to answer this question truthfully: Do you love what you do? If the answer is ‘no’, perhaps that’s why Mondays are a drag. Here’s how Sunniva went from living for her Fridays to loving her Mondays:

“For me it was taking the leap into self employment which was obviously a scary move – giving up a stable and regular income for the unknown! But it was the best thing I’ve ever done, I really think I’m unemployable. It’s my rebel personality, I don’t do well being told what to do! But you don’t have to be an entrepreneur, you just have to love what you do. If you don’t love what you do, MOVE IMMEDIATELY. Life is way too short to spend that much time doing something that doesn’t make you happy.”

Now the tone has been set, let’s look at three rules that will help you stop living life by default and start living by design (your Monday-itis won’t stand a chance).

Rule #1: Movement means energy

“We can create more energy by moving our bodies, meditating, eating and drinking the right foods. And let’s not forget coffee – a good double shot is usually part of my morning!”

Rule #2: You deserve to “be it all, do it all, have it all”

“To me, this mantra means not settling, ever. We absolutely can have everything in our life that we want but we also have to be willing to put in THE WORK. It takes discipline, it takes commitment, and it takes consistency. Nothing changes if you don’t.”

Rule #3: one bad Monday won’t break you

“It’s just one day so don’t beat yourself up. But if it’s a reoccurring pattern in your life then it’s time to stop making excuses and put some disciplines in place! Commit to getting out of bed as soon as your alarm clock goes off, no matter how dark or cold it is and how tired you feel. Don’t let your excuses be bigger than your dreams.”

Bonus: as for the rest of the week…

Sunniva invests in herself; and not just on Mondays: I’m constantly investing in coaching, masterminds, programs, trainings, books, energy healings and anything else that will uplevel my mindset, learning and environment.” Whether it is trying out a new recipe or reading an energising book, it could be just the thing to lift up your week (not to mention your life).

Last words

“DO SHARKS COMPLAIN ABOUT MONDAY? NO. THEY’RE UP EARLY, BITING STUFF, CHASING SHIT, BEING SCARY – REMINDING EVERYONE THEY’RE A F**KING SHARK.”

Sunniva Holt is an entrepreneur, wellness guru, mindset coach, best selling author and mother. She has an open book policy; her commitment to her tribe is “Irreverent. Unapologetic. Raw and real.” You can read more about Sunniva and learn how to be more, do more, see more by visiting her website sunnivaholt.com or liking her Facebook page.

Crafted by Chia Blogger, Anna Watson