Sunday Morning #MondayMotivation
Learning how to fully enjoy every day of the week.
When I was in high school I used to hate Sundays.
Sunday has always been one of my least favourite days for a series of reasons. But the main was that I didn’t enjoy school. At all.
I was good at it, but I didn’t like it. I didn’t fit in very well and worst of all I was always anxious and stressed.
I always set really high standards for myself, but with school was different. It felt like I had to perform well. I felt like everybody was waiting for me to fail, to finally see me struggle.
Sunday has always been just a long, painful wait for the alarm clock to go off on Monday morning.
I used to dislike so much Mondays. The whole day on Sunday was just covered with a sense of sadness. A nostalgia for the weekend that was slipping away from me.
Now things have changed.
Thank God Is Monday
I don’t mind relaxing on a Sunday. I don’t mind be back working on a Monday morning either.
More than often, I can’t actually wait to be back at work. I can’t wait for the moment I will be back at my desk doing what I love.
Since I started working things have radically changed. I am lucky enough to have a job that I like. I do what I love and what I have always dreamed of. It took courage and hard work, but it has paid off enormous dividends.
I am not a workaholic, yet. I manage to fully enjoy my weekends. I relax. I read. I hang out with friends. I love having my space, but at the same time, I am not dreading at all Monday morning.
On Monday morning when the alarm clock goes off, I feel a buzz. I feel challenged. I almost feel like a gladiator in an arena. I know I will have to fight that week and I can’t wait.
I do think I am blessed. I see people complaining and disliking every minute they spend doing their job. Living just during the weekend. I couldn’t deal with it. Not with my personality.
It’s All On You
On average people work 8 hours per day. 5 days a week.
That’s an awfully long time to waste on something you don’t enjoy doing. Time is such a precious resource, why would you waste it being miserable?
I do get that sometimes is hard to find the dream job. Sometimes it’s impossible, but a lot depends on you.
What are your goals? What are your true passions? What are your skills? How can you make all these things work together?
Too often people settle for miserable jobs because they lack courage. They lack vision. They lack spirit.
Sometimes it’s too easy to settle for something easy and secure. The problem is that if you hate every minute you spend doing it, the trade off is enormous.
At the same time, I do get that sometimes life gets in your way. You need to do what you need to do. I understand that, but to me, it’s not an excuse for being miserable.
Our time on Earth is too short for not enjoying what we do. You have at least to try finding the positives in your situation. I owe this to yourself and to the people around you.
Dare To Live
Life sometimes is hard. It’s harsh. But perspectives play a super important role in this.
Force yourself to look at the positives. Force yourself to build a vision for every part of your life.
Work hard for your plans to come true. Try to give your life a direction and put the effort in to get there. Wherever your life will take you to, it will be worth it.
Dare to dream. Dare to live them. Dare to enjoy the journey.
This is day #7 of my daily blogging challenge. Yesterday’s post was: