I Hope I Keep Not Hating Mondays and other thoughts

I basically just said I like Mondays. Does that make you want to punch me right in my face? 

Gary Vee did a whole speech/rant on why you shouldn’t ever waste a single second being miserable in your job/life. But that dude is scary and intimidating…so roll with me on this one, k?

^^^ Stop it right now, Greatist.

There was a time in my life when I dreaded Mondays. I wished I’d get sick—so sick I didn’t have to go to work. And all the wishing-to-get-sick actually made me sick and by Monday morning, in a guilty pile of stomach cramps and nausea, I’d drag myself to the office, fumble through 8 or 10 or 9 or 12 hours then go home knowing Tuesday wasn’t far away and also wasn’t much better.

It was my first job out of college; I moved from Tampa to Ft. Lauderdale for this exciting opportunity that turned out to be a living, breathing depiction of all the advertising world’s negative stereotypes: insane hours, tight deadlines, zero work-life balance. Tyranny.

I lasted just six months before I moved back to Tampa.

^^^ Swoon.

I thought about all that as I dialed in the espresso machine this morning. I don’t always love my 5 a.m. alarm, but I definitely don’t dread Mondays anymore. I feel excited to go to work every day because making other people happy is a big part of what makes me happy. I get to do that every day, and that feels good.

^^^ Cortados feel good, too. Right in my belly.

Now when I get sick it’s usually because the temperature fluctuates 30-40 degrees in a day and I live at 5300 ft above sea level. A brutal combination.

^^^ Yesterday it was in the mid 60s and today it dumped snow on Boulder all day long. Insane.

Fearing Mondays is probably my biggest fear right now; that means something is out of balance or doesn’t fit right or isn’t making me happy. And when I moved out here, I decided none of that is for me anymore.

I hope you don’t dread Mondays. And if you do? I hope you do something about it.  But maybe don’t do what I did and move 1800 miles across the country with only the things that would fit in your car if you don’t totally need to…but it’s an option.

^^^ Snowy trail running! There’s nothing quite like it.

Just a thought I was thinking. More Monday thoughts:

*My friend Meg wrote about happy things in her newsletter today and I think a small portion of my brain somehow channeled her this morning. Weird. And she is an amazing human.

*I’ve had a little grace with myself and my (lack of a) running schedule. I manage 1-2 runs per week and, until it warms up, I think that’s the best I can do. Quick HIIT and bodyweight workouts have really been working for me lately.

*I’m learning how to speak up. Running and biking is a big part of who I am and what makes me feel my best, physically and mentally. So I spoke up about it. My work hours right now make it difficult to get in any runs and rides so I talked to my boss about altering my schedule. Unless it is DEATH or TAXES, you can have a say. 

*I LOVE THIS SONG. I think this is my new favorite song.

*I think I’m going to give the plant-based thing another go. It’s making me feel my best lately. And this podcast episode played a huge role in this decision.

So. Did you have a good Monday?

Push on, PUSH ANIMALS >>>

2 Replies to “I Hope I Keep Not Hating Mondays and other thoughts”

  1. Mondays for me aren’t too bad. Definitely something I don’t dread. For me if I starting feeling meh about a particular day, I take that as a sign I need to mix something up. Even if it’s the same client, group class, running route, etc. I make it something I look forward to more. Right now I’m mixing up my client programs and taking a new group fitness class!

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