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52 Positive Messages and Quotes for Monday Morning

There are 52 Mondays per year, and each one is as hard as the last.

There are 52 Mondays per year, and each one is as hard as the last.

Monday is the most popular sick day. According to a 2009 study conducted in the UK, 35 percent of all sick leave is taken on Mondays.

Professor Cary Cooper, an 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.”

Whatever the case may be, we all know starting the week can be a struggle, so I've compiled this list of 52 quotes to motivate you to be your Monday's best. Most specifically mention Monday, and all have the potential to jumpstart your positive attitude and inspire you to start your week with confidence and energy. Use them as prescriptions to boost your Monday-morning adrenaline and maintain it for the week.

Don't worry—you've got this.

Don't worry—you've got this.

Spring Inspiration: New Beginnings Every Day

  1. "Remember when you heard the life-changing words, 'You start on Monday?'" —Anonymous
  2. "'Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!' That included Monday." —Commentary on Genesis 1:31 by Anonymous
  3. "The secret to your success is found in your daily agenda... Do the right 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." —Anonymous
  8. "You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." —Zig Ziglar
  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." —Anonymous
  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." —Anonymous
  13. "Mondays . . . offer new beginnings 52 times a year." —David Dweck
Getting there is often the hardest part, but it's also the most important!

Getting there is often the hardest part, but it's also the most important!

Summer Motivation: Keep a Cool Head

14. "Monday is the key day of the week." —Gaelic Proverb

15. "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

16. "Fire yourself on a Friday night and come in on Monday morning as if a search firm put you there as a turnaround leader." —Andrea Jung

17. "Self-discipline is the ability to do what is right even when you don’t feel like doing it." —John C. Maxwell

18. "Monday is a preset thermostat lowering the desire for weekend pleasure and heightening the aspiration for weekday business." —Anonymous

19. "To move the world, we must first move ourselves." —Socrates

20. "It’s kind of fun to do the impossible." —Walt Disney

21. "Mondays test your ability to refocus after the weekend distraction." —Anonymous

22. "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

23. "Truly successful people have learned to do what does not come naturally." —Joseph Mancusi

24. "Anything worth having is worth striving for with all your might." —Orville Redenbacher

25. "Monday is an equal opportunity starting line; sprinters who pace themselves throughout the week can still be first to brace the tape on Friday." —Anonymous

26. Monday religion is better than Sunday profession. —Anonymous

Go ahead and get started—your energy and motivation will catch up.

Go ahead and get started—your energy and motivation will catch up.

Autumn Thoughts: Persevere Despite Changing Weather

27. "Welcome to Monday. Please secure your seat belt, keep your arms and legs in at all times, and enjoy the ride." —Good Statuses

28. "Tired of singing Monday blues? Try dancing to Monday blessings!" —Anonymous

29. "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." —Albert Camus

30. "You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours." —Psalm 128:2

31. "On Saturday, I was a surgeon in South Africa, very little known. On Monday, I was world-renowned." —Christiaan Barnard

32. "We can control our thoughts about Mondays and how they affect our productivity." —Anonymous

33. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit." —Aristotle

34. "One-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it." —Sidney Howard

35. "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

36. "Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary." —Sarah Ban Breatnach

37. "Monday is underrated: Without it, there could be no Monday night football." —Anonymous

38. "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

39. "I'm a very ritualistic, routine-oriented person, and I discovered over the years that I love working Monday through Friday." —Edie Falco

Work hard now so you can play hard later.

Work hard now so you can play hard later.

Winter Greetings: Cold Days, Warm Dispositions

40. "Monday is a great day for becoming too busy to die." —Roy Station

41. "We need Monday's hours to make up the count for the paycheck—and the benefits." —Anonymous

42. "Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." —Calvin Coolidge

43. "More federal holidays are celebrated on Mondays than on any other day; just another reason to love Mondays." —Anonymous

44. "Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." —Victor Hugo

45. "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

46. "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

47. "The habit of waking up with a spirit of gratitude every morning will take care of our attitude on Monday mornings." —Anonymous

48. "Experience is not what happens to you. Experience is what you do with what happens to you." —Aldous Huxley

49. "Life is not simply holding a good hand. Life is playing a poor hand well." —Danish Proverb

50. "Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." —James 1:4

51. "There should be a holiday dedicated to all the brave people who show up to work on Mondays." —Anonymous

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

It's Just Another Manic Monday

There you have it—a year's worth of Monday motivation! I hope some of the quotes and messages in this article help you get over the hump and into the rhythm of the week.

© 2013 Dora Weithers


Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on November 14, 2017:

Thanks Jahid. You're a very nice person to leave a comment.

Jahid on November 14, 2017:

Very nice writing

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on August 11, 2016:

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.

Ann810 from Sunny Cali on August 08, 2016:

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!"

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 07, 2015:

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

VioletteRose from Atlanta on April 07, 2015:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on December 23, 2013:

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

poetryman6969 on December 22, 2013:

Some cool sayings to take to heart.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on December 19, 2013:

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

torrilynn on December 19, 2013:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on November 25, 2013:

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.

JPSO138 from Cebu, Philippines, International on November 24, 2013:

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.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on November 06, 2013:

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

mylindaelliott from Louisiana on November 05, 2013:

How wonderful! I love all your little messages.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 30, 2013:

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.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 30, 2013:

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.

Romeos Quill from Lincolnshire, England on October 30, 2013:

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,


Faith Reaper from southern USA on October 29, 2013:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 29, 2013:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 29, 2013:

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

Marlene Bertrand from USA on October 29, 2013:

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.

Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord on October 29, 2013:

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.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 29, 2013:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 29, 2013:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 29, 2013:

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.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on October 28, 2013:

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

Denise W Anderson from Bismarck, North Dakota on October 28, 2013:

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!

sheilamyers on October 28, 2013:

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.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 28, 2013:

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

Sallie Beatrice Middlebrook PhD from Texas, USA on October 28, 2013:

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!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 28, 2013:

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

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 28, 2013:

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!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 28, 2013:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 28, 2013:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 28, 2013:

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

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 28, 2013:

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

CraftytotheCore on October 28, 2013:

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

Dee aka Nonna on October 28, 2013:

These are great Monday morning motivators, and great for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 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.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 28, 2013:

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.


Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 28, 2013:

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.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 28, 2013:

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

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 28, 2013:

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.