Learning to Love Mondays
For most of us, today feels better than the past four.
We say “thank goodness it’s Friday” because it is true. We want want and need the weekend.
- Two days off
- Eating out
- Sleeping in
- Hanging with friends
- Doing what you want
- Doing nothing
The problem with this sense of freedom is that Monday always comes. I have yet to encounter a weekend that did not eventually end.
Monday comes. Freedom ends. And we wait through 5 days of work, longing for it’s return.
We find ourselves slaves. Perhaps slaves to a system, an economy of paying bills and factory work. Mortgages and lifestyles maintained by debt. Slaves to the man.
If we are honest, though, we are really slaves to our boring stories of Monday through Friday.
There are others in this world who look forward to Monday. To them it is a chance to get started. Again.
You imagine that you could feel the same, if you were doing a work you loved.
Perhaps the problem isn’t with your work. Perhaps it is with your perspective.
What if we viewed our work differently? What if we saw every day as an opportunity to make a difference. To learn something new. To become better at our work.
I realize that some work is easier to love than others.
But being grateful is a discipline. Something we choose to do or not.
When we choose gratitude, our perspective can change. We find something to love about what we do.
When we choose to love it, we can learn from it. When we learn from it, we get better at it.
The opportunity to do a job we love is not something that is handed to us. It is something we earn.
When Friday comes, we might say TGIF not because we hate the other 4 days, but because we worked so hard this past week, we need some rest.
We have to get ready for the next Monday.
Are you a slave to the weekend or a love of your work? Share in the comments.