I hear you – you’d much prefer it was still the weekend!
Mondays – I used to feel that dread, because I too would thinking about the working week ahead – the fact that there are 5 more days of work before I get to do what I really want to do, which wasn’t what I was doing Monday to Friday. The money wasn’t cutting it anymore. It simply wasn’t enough. Don’t get me wrong – I loved the dollars because it gave me choices, but particularly over the past 10 years or so, the bucks weren’t enough to mask that feeling of Monday-itis. It was like being a prized fighter – I had to pump myself up for another round, but it was yet another week to have another go when I was feeling spent.
it was getting seriously harder and harder to keep pretending that I loved my work. I’d read books or listen to motivational content about how it’s really important to love what you do and that to truly be successful, you need to be doing what you love. I guess by that definition, I definitely was not successful. I’d be telling myself that I love what I do but inside I was fighting like crazy to keep the fires burning. As I was in direct sales, this was really tough, so the importance of constantly reading motivational and inspirational content became part of my ritual to keep on top of my mind. I had to keep setting goals that stretched me, otherwise I could easily slide into unproductive habits. When I think about how that life was, I’m amazed I was able to play that game for so long, where I used to have to convince myself that I was loving what I did. Outwardly, I appeared successful with the trappings of a nice house in a nice suburb, good cars and private school education for the boys. But, it still didn’t hide that fact that I wasn’t happy come Monday morning. I just had to run really hard from the first minute of a Monday morning to get on a roll. Otherwise, I’d be sluggish and that would only create more pressure and I’d be chasing my tail for the rest of the week.
If you want to give Monday-itis the flick and are sick of doing what you’re doing, I’d love to hear from you. Better still, we can give it the heave-ho together.
Wishing you the greatest success in the battle against the Monday-itis epidemic.
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