So many people complain about Monday’s. I honestly get it. But I refuse to play the game. Instead I changed my thoughts about the meaning of the day.
Complaint #1: It’s the start of the work week. Friends, Mondays happen ever week. It never changes. Instead of dreading the day, what if you looked at the day with a fresh set of eyes. Sure you’re going back to work but what if you went into the work week excited? What would change?
Complaint #2: Weekend wasn’t long enough. I get it, two days of freedom followed by 5 days of work. But if you truly think about it, most people spend 40-50 hours a week at work. There are 168 hours a week…. My question to you is what are you doing with the other 118 hours. Ok sure you sleep for another 50 but that still leaves you with another 68 hours. Whatcha doin with all that time?
Complaint #3: You don’t like your job. I’m going to be real with you… if you hate your job, then quit. No one is forcing you to be there. No one is holding you handcuffed saying that you’re not allowed to go for something you love doing. Will it be scary? Yes. Will it be risky? Sure. But is it worth it to wake up Monday knowing you LOVE what you do? Is the quality of your life worth that joy. Heck-to-the-yes it is! Please please please don’t set out as the victim, this is your life so go live it.
I’ve been so incredibly blessed in my life to have found a passion at such an early age. But as much as I love health and fitness the “job” began to wear on me. I was becoming angry but I honestly had no idea what I would do instead. I knew I wanted time freedom and could not go to a 9-5p job.
So I went to school for massage therapy. I tried something different. That season was hard. There were long days and exhausted nights but I knew I wanted more. The crazy thing is that I don’t do massage now. I enjoyed learning about it, but it was not as fun as I thought it would be. Fortunately for me that was the season where I said “yes” to a lot of new. I became the new dance director at the high school. I took on massage school part time. I started health coaching to add to my income revenue. And I was still working my personal training business.
Life was exhausting but within that season, I found something unexpected. I found my true passion was simply serving people. Not just in their physical needs. But on a more mental health.
It required me to get out of my comfort zone. It required me to look at my own well-being. It required me to grow in areas I thought were not needed.
But even though it required a lot from me and the season was challenging, I am so grateful for it. Today it’s a Monday and I woke up in Denver so grateful for my life. I did work today and I also spent time with my husband before he left for work. I get to invest in others just by showing up!
Whatever it is that you do, I hope you love it. And if you don’t I hope you have the courage to step outside your comfort zone to get to a place where you can grow into a space where you learn to love Monday’s!
It’s is possible. It may take some time but it is so incredibly worth it!