52 Positive Messages for Monday Morning

Monday is the most popular sick day, according to a 2009 UK research. Thirty-five percent (35%) of all sick leave is taken on Mondays.

Professor Cary Cooper, occupational health psychologist at the University of Lancaster, states his opinion: “Some employees may feel the weekend is not enough so they take the extra day. But I suspect what is happening is people are lying about their reason for sickness.”

"Bright and Beautiful." Not about Monday; about ME on Monday.


Here are 52 positive weekly messages for Monday Mornings. Most specifically mention Monday; all have the potential to push start Monday attitudes and performances in the right direction.

Use them as prescriptions to boost the Monday Morning adrenalin and maintain it for the week.


Spring: New Beginnings Every Day

  1. Remember when you heard the life-changing words, “You start on Monday!”
  2. "Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!" That included Monday.
  3. The secret to your success is found in your daily agenda. . . Do the rights things every day . . . and you will eventually achieve what you set out to do. – John C. Maxwell
  4. You want to know what living life to the fullest actually is? It's waking up on a Monday morning with no complaints. - Bernajoy Vaal
  5. A champion is one who gets up when he can’t. - Jack Dempsey
  6. What I do on the football field . . . gives people a pep in their step on Monday morning when they go back to work. - Drew Brees
  7. Start with a good Monday. Weekdays get better and the weekend is the best.
  8. You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. - Anonymous
  9. Everyone hates Mondays. But I look at it a little differently. I don’t have to work. I get to work. I am blessed to have a job. - Dinky Manuel

  10. I believe in the motto, ‘Try and try again.” But the way I read it, it says, “Try, then stop and think. Then try again.” – William Dean Singleton
  11. Monday evaluates your level of enthusiasm. It measures what you have to work with for the rest of the week.
  12. Work only on the days you feel like it, and accomplish only what you feel you can; work whenever there is work to be done, and accomplish all that you possibly can.
  13. Mondays . . . offers new beginnings 52 times a year. - David Dweck

Summer: But The Heat Doesn’t Go to Your Head

  1. Monday is the key day of the week. - Gaelic Proverb
  2. I know it's Monday but it's also a new day, a new week, and in that lies a new opportunity for something special to happen. – Michael Ealy
  3. Fire yourself on a Friday night and come in on Monday morning as if a search firm put you there as a turn-around leader. - Andrea Jung
  4. Self-discipline is the ability to do what is right even when you don’t feel like doing it.- John C. Maxwell
  5. Monday is a preset thermostat lowering the desire for weekend pleasure and heightening the aspiration for weekday business.
  6. To move the world, we must first move ourselves. – Socrates
  7. It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. – Walt Disney
  8. Mondays test your ability to refocus after the weekend distraction.
  9. You don't want to have to come into work on Monday already apologizing. I try to save my apologies for what I've done later in the week. - Ike Barinholtz

  10. Truly successful people have learned to do what does not come naturally. – Joseph Mancusi
  11. Anything worth having is worth striving for with all your might. - Orville Redenbacher
  12. Monday is an equal opportunity starting line; sprinters who pace themselves throughout the week can still be first to brace the tape on Friday.
  13. Monday religion is better than Sunday profession. - Anonymous


Fall: The Weather Changes; Purpose Remains

  1. Welcome to Monday. Please secure your seat belt, keep your arms and legs in at all times, and enjoy the ride. – Good Statuses
  2. Tired of singing Monday blues? Try dancing to Monday blessings!
  3. Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. - Albert Camus
  4. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. – The Bible
  5. On Saturday, I was a surgeon in South Africa, very little known. On Monday, I was world renowned. - Christiaan Barnard

  6. We can control our thoughts about Mondays and how it affects our productivity.
  7. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle
  8. One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. Sidney Howard
  9. I think we're seeing in working mothers a change from "Thank God it's Friday" to "Thank God it's Monday." If any working mother has not experienced that feeling, her children are not adolescent. - Ann Diehl
  10. Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary. – Sarah Ban Breatnach
  11. Monday is underrated: Without it, there could be no Monday night football.
  12. I must break the routines and become a person who becomes productive every Monday. I must break the mindset of unhappiness and turn myself into a happy magnet for Mondays. - Leggy Saul
  13. I'm a very ritualistic, routine-oriented person, and I discovered over the years that I love working Monday through Friday. - Edie Falco

Winter: Cold Days, Sunny Visualizations, Happy Dispositions

  1. Monday is a great for becoming too busy to die.
  2. We need Mondays hours to make up the count for the paycheck – and the benefits.
  3. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. – Calvin Coolidge
  4. Federal holidays are celebrated on Mondays than on any other day; just another reason to love Mondays.
  5. Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. - Victor Hugo
  6. The sanctity of prayer is needed to impregnate business. We need the spirit of Sunday carried over to Monday . . . This cannot be done by prayerless men, but by men of prayer. - Edward McKendree Bounds

  7. You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. - Henry Drummond
  8. The habit of waking up with a spirit of gratitude every morning will take care of our attitude on Monday mornings.
  9. Experience is not what happens to you. Experience is what you do with what happens to you. – Aldous Huxley
  10. Life is not simply holding a good hand. Life is playing a poor hand well. – Danish Proverb
  11. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. – The Bible
  12. There should be a holiday dedicated to all the brave people who show up to work on Mondays. - Anonymous

  13. Monday is just a reminder that the weekend has past and there are only a few more days before another weekend gets here.- Anonymous

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Positive Messages for Monday Mornings great words of wisdom so true about Mondays, each day should be treated with positive thoughts. Thank God we are up to start each day with a smile well done on a beautifully thought of hub.

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

DDE, you said it very well. Thank you for your positive thought about each day.

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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

And so Monday has begun here with unexpected late Autumn rain. It will nourish our desert plants and clean our homes and streets.

And here I start my Monday with a smooth cool drink of soul nourishment from MsDora. Go ahead pinch me for I am living a great dream. Thank you much MsDora.

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Nice job of putting this all together. We all need a boost on Monday. Actually, my worst day for writing is Friday; by then I can't think of an original thought and I just limp through the day. :) Loved these messages; thank you and blessings to you always.


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Dee aka Nonna 3 years ago

These are great Monday morning motivators, and great for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday....as well. Enjoyed reading this very much. If nothing else, we can use Monday as new beginning day the way you suggested in the beginning of your article.

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CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

Awesome Hub! Just what I needed to read this morning! "To move the world, we must first move ourselves." Love that!

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Eric, you couldn't be more positive. Thanks for your comment.

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thanks Bill. I recommend you read some of these messages on Friday to see if they will help (smile).

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Dee, you're right. The messages are good for any day. Glad you enjoyed them.

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Crafty, so glad that quote helped you. Thanks for letting me know.

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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

This is indeed a unique and interesting hub and great to post it on a Monday!

I think we all need some kind of motivation on Monday mornings, to come out of the lethargy of the weekend and these are wonderful positive messages for this purpose. Difficult to choose the best one as all of them are impressive.

Thanks and voted up!

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thank you ChitrangadaSharan. One might the best one for this Monday, and another for the next Monday. Just choose one at a time.

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drmiddlebrook 3 years ago from Texas, USA

Great things to keep in mind, Ms. Dora. My two favorites: "Life is not simply holding a good hand. Life is playing a poor hand well," and "Monday is just a reminder that the weekend has past and there are only a few more days before another weekend gets here." All of them area great, but these two stood out for me. Thanks for this! Made my Monday a bit brighter!

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

So grateful for you comment, Dr. Middlebrook. Knowing that I made your day brighter made mine still brighter.

sheilamyers 3 years ago

Thanks for posting the inspirational quotes. I rarely take Monday off for no other reason than I don't want the weekend to end. In my mind, doing that makes Tuesday the same as Monday. Sooner or later you have to end the weekend and one day is just as good as another.

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denise.w.anderson 3 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

This hub is full of inspiration from some of my favorite authors! And you, MsDora, have become one of them! I so appreciate your positive outlook on the world. Every hub you write refreshes and uplifts. God bless you!

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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Great points and tips. Mondays have never been a problem to me, I look forward that I have another whole week! lol ^

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Sheila, you are so right. Monday has its place in our lives; better to face it than postpone it for Tuesday. Thank you for your input.

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Denise, thank you for such a kind comment. Our love is mutual. Seems that we even like the same authors. Blessings!

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Jackie, there is something very special about you. Thank you for sharing your positivity.

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Lastheart 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

Ohhh Mondays...I needed this when I was working, but now that I am retired I still need this. You know what I will do with your permission ...print this and hang it on a wall.

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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

I should have read this yesterday! These are all wonderful quotes reminding us that Mondays are not so bad after all. I like #9 (Spring). That one reminds me to just get up and do the best I can.

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Lastheart, go right ahead and print. Thank you for your support.

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Marlene, you'll benefit next Monday. Like the one you chose. Thanks for your input.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Dear MsDora,

Thank you for these positive thoughts for Mondays. Mondays do seem to, for some reason, take their toll on our thoughts, when really it is just another day to praise the Lord about and thank Him for another breath to go out and do something for His glory. When my eyes first open each morning, even before I get out of bed, I praise the Lord and thank Him for another day.

Thank you for sharing these great tips and positive thoughts.

Up and more and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper

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Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

An encouraging Hub article full of encouragement, Ms Dora. The best way I've found, of dispensing with the Monday blues is to treat Sunday as the first day of the week, which, in truth, it actually is - a lot of Christians don't know this.

Have a peaceful evening and a great remainder of the week.

Kind Regards,


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Faith, you have the right idea. If we are grateful every morning, that takes care of our gratitude on Monday mornings. Thank you for your input.

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Romeos, your approach is the most sensible. By the time Monday rolls around, the week is two days old; we might as well keep up. Thank you for sharing.

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mylindaelliott 3 years ago from Louisiana

How wonderful! I love all your little messages.

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thank you, Linda. Glad you stopped by to share them.

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JPSO138 3 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

Today is monday in our country and that is why I am reading this hub. I may not be able to do all of them but knowing what to d do will surely give a great way to start my week. I am very happy indeed for to hub read this hub.

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

JPSO, I wrote this article for you to read every Monday if you like. There are 52 messages, one for every Monday in a year. So glad you like them.

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torrilynn 2 years ago

A great list of positive quotes that you have here. thanks for the article. Up and useful.

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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thanks, Torrilynn. We can never overdo positivity. We always need a boost.

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poetryman6969 2 years ago

Some cool sayings to take to heart.

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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Poetryman, thank you for your comment. Happy Monday to you always!

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VioletteRose 20 months ago from Chicago

No surprise with Monday being the most popular sick day :) Beautiful hub with lots of positive messages and pretty flower pictures!

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MsDora 20 months ago from The Caribbean Author

Thanks Violette; trying to boost the Monday morning spirit. Thanks for your feedback.

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Ann810 4 months ago from Sunny Cali

Yes taking on the attitude of gratitude for Mondays is a good idea. It seems it has to be 'mind over matter' when it comes to dealing with Mondays. The first day of the work-week is a day to start a new, and it's the lead day to get back earning money. I like the Eric Thomas quote "Thank God it's Monday!"

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MsDora 3 months ago from The Caribbean Author

Ann, now that I'm retired I feel for those who still have to deal with the Monday blues. Like you commented, gratitude always seemed to help.

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