As I prepare for Monday, I try to take it in stride and not get the Monday blues–a dreading of the start to the workweek. Where I once again have to wake up earlier, then I’d like to be in the hustle and bustle with countless others. Knowing I never wake up early enough to eat breakfast, I will have to grab my overnight oats as I race out the door. Hoping the bus doesn’t pass me before I get to the bus stop, I’ll have to speed walk as a precaution.
I know this will be how my Monday goes because this is how most workdays begin. But, I don’t want to be someone who wants to jump from Monday straight to Friday as if the middle of the week doesn’t exist.
Too often do I hear:
- “Ugh. It’s Monday. The weekend went by too quickly.”
- “What day is it? Only Tuesday!”
- “Humpday Wednesday.”
- “It’s Friday Eve—one more day.”
- “Thank goodness it is Friday.”
There are seven days in a week, and I don’t want to only look forward to two. There are approximately 260 workdays in a year leaving 105 days to enjoy. And, all of those remaining days won’t be super fantastic-great days. Why? Because, as I’ve said before life happens, and life isn’t always full of rainbows and sunshine.
So, instead of living for the weekend, as I’d like to call it, I live for every day. Even though I know some days will be uneventful others will be exhilarating. For me, knowing that tomorrow will always be a new day and with it brings the possibility for new experiences, that in and of itself is exhilarating.
These new experiences don’t have to be anything groundbreaking or life-changing, but I’d say a welcomed stimulant. Just the other day, on my walk home from work, I sat on a bench in my town’s little square to enjoy the first real warm day of spring. This may seem mundane, but I enjoyed it more than I anticipated because it allowed me to take notice of the town’s quaintness. Everything else about that day was pretty run of the mill, but that one deviant helped to brighten my day.
Even when we live for the weekend what do most of do anyway? We prepare for the workweek! The errands don’t run themselves, and the house doesn’t clean itself. Although, with the way that technology is advancing we’ll be there soon enough. It never seems like we have enough time to get everything done before Monday rolls around again. I’ve scrambled to get everything done, only to be tired by Monday.
So, what’s the point of mainly looking forward to a couple of days out of the week? The way I see it, you might as well openly welcome each day because you never know what it will bring. It is better to have hope for tomorrow, then to wallow in today.
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