Monday morning – love it or hate it?
There’s a universal joke about Monday mornings. The joy and relaxation of the weekend is over and another long week has begun.
I learnt a new word yesterday SMONDAY – it’s the moment when Sunday stops feeling like a Sunday and the anxiety of Monday kicks in.
Or there’s TBIM – which according to the Internet Slang, Chat Texting and Subculture dictionary – means ‘Too Bad It’s Monday’.
I used to feel like that too. From early afternoon on Sunday, Monday starts to loom on the horizon and the black cloud grew bigger and more foreboding as the day progressed. When you suffer from anxiety, this is exacerbated 100o times.
3 years ago I left my ‘normal’ job, the office where I worked 9-5, or more like 8-7 and decided to make a complete change. I enjoyed the work I was doing, I was good at it, people needed me – but the anxiety and pressure was just too much.
Starting my own business was the best thing for me. My hobby and passion has become my job. Every day is different and filled with enjoyable tasks and challenges. My time is my own and I plan and schedule to suit myself and the needs of the business.
And best of all, I have reclaimed Mondays.
Monday is no longer the source of stress – it is a joyful fresh start every 7 days. It’s a chance to design, create, schedule, write, photograph, edit – and do all the things I love to do.
I try not to work on Sundays. I spend the morning at Church and the afternoon relaxing at home. Yesterday we shared a delicious roast dinner with all the trimmings, watched 3 episodes of our latest Box Set and enjoyed a very good glass of Chilean Carmenere.
If you’re rested up and refreshed from the weekend, then there’s no reason Mondays can’t be a great start to the week.
There are 52 Mondays every year – just think what we could achieve if we reclaimed our Mondays.