Hello there and Happy July! So let me start with a sincere apology for the swapped days on this week’s Motivational Monday. Had some minor technical issues with WordPress yesterday afternoon and at some point you have to just step away from the problem before you cause physical harm to your expensive MAC. Right?
The irony in this little mix up of days is that in my opinion, Tuesday is way harder to get through than Monday. Yea, I said it! Monday is your comeback day from a weekend and, if you work in the world of Corporate America like I do, it is usually packed with things that have to be done and meetings that have the be attended. Therefore, Monday usually passes me by pretty quickly. Tuesday however, not so much. Tuesday just sits there blocking my girl, Wednesday, who is so gracious to always give me a lift to the end of the week. Not cool Tuesday, not cool.
All of this rambling I am doing about the days of the week actually does mean something (and I promise ties into my motivation for the week). Last week I brought up (briefly) the idea of wishing your week away. This concept makes me terribly sad and mostly because I am very guilty of it. The reason why some of us do this is no mystery. The answer is because most of us are missing any sort of passion or purpose in what we are doing Monday through Friday. So the real question that we should all be asking ourselves is how do we stop?
I went ahead and Google’d the phrase ‘wishing your life away’ and was a little stunned by the amount of people who have written about the topic. There’s magazine articles, images, and blog posts galore all about why we beg for 5 out of our 7 days to pass us by. There are phrases floating around the internet like ‘working for the weekend’ and ‘screw you Sunday’ that prove more than not, people only deal with Monday through Friday in order to make it to Saturday and Sunday. I even found a song that someone wrote about making it through Friday (seriously, it happened).
Now we all know that if we woke up on Tuesday morning and looked our dream job in the face, we wouldn’t be wishing anything away from us. So, while we are all working toward the life that we really want to live (career included), let’s start off with the basics. How about we stop dwelling on how long it takes us to get to the weekend and redirect that energy on making the most of the week. There is a lot to be said for all that you can make happen with the amount of hours you have in a day. Sure, there’s work and responsibilities, but there is also opportunity. Don’t wait for Friday in order to date night with your man. Have it on Wednesday. Why hold out until Saturday to have drinks and pedis with the girls? Call those chicks up on Monday and have a happy hour on the whim. Hell, some of my most memorable times with my best friends happened on during our ‘Monday night tradition.’ of dinner, dessert and Housewives! Be in the moment and relish in it. If you pay close attention, a lot can happen for you right here, right now.