Flip The Script On Mondays
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We all know the story: Mondays. More specifically, Monday mornings. The feelings of sluggishness, resisting the dreaded work week ahead. Are we all powerless against this trope? We say no. It's time to flip the script on Mondays and check our mindset.
We have a choice. We can choose to stay with the suffering or choose something different. We can choose to transform a dreary Monday morning routine into an exciting and enlightening experience. On Mondays and on every day, we can choose to get where we're going on our bikes. Beyond being an environmentally conscious and healthy choice, riding to work on Monday sets the entire week off with a positive vibe, and that can change everything.
We were pretty fired up about this idea and wanted to check in with our fellow riders to see what kind of wisdom they could share about approaching the Monday dilemma. We dreamed up a contest, made a video, and invited everyone to leave a comment with their best Monday morning commuting tips. Then we asked commuting expert Tom Babin @Shifter_Cycling to act as our judge. The winner would receive our exclusive "Monday Bundle" (Pannier Backpack Convertible 2.0 LITE, Dayliner Mini Handlebar Bag, Dayliner Handlebar & Trunk Box Bag)
We were thrilled with the responses! Reading through all the comments and hearing what everyone had to say was genuinely exciting. Tom chose his three favourites; first up is our winner, submitted by user @joshmaas-howard9921:
I'm forgetful, so I think it's so smart to have a little go-bag with the essential items that I might otherwise inadvertently leave at home. I think I'm going to start doing this myself!
Practical advice for the forgetful from @TheKlyntonCrabbe. It's also right up our alley - because of the obsession with bags and everything. On to our third runner-up:
I just love the contrast of scrambling around on a Monday morning getting ready for work with the absolute bliss of a bike-picnic as the sun sets later that day. What a great way to make your workday better.
Imagine how quickly your Monday would pass, knowing you get to drop straight into picnic mode at the end of the day. Talk about switching up your routine for the better!
Check out the video for yourself and take a minute to read through the rest of the fantastic tips and wisdom that all our amazing and loyal customers shared.
Making the most of Mondays takes a little work, but the payoff is well worth the effort. Here are a few additional Monday morning tips that will help commuters start the week off right:
Remember, Mondays don't have to be the worst part of your week. Choose to make your Monday great, and the rest of the week will be better too. It doesn't matter if you are a seasoned veteran of commuting or if you are only just starting to think about giving it a try - we can all choose to begin our week strong.
We are so grateful to everyone who participated in our contest, our old friends and new friends. Keep the positivity flowing, embrace the commute and live life on two wheels.