Most Mondays I wake up ready to go, and excited for the week. I get up early, do exercise, write my lists and get into it.
Today is different – it’s my daughters birthday and I decided to stay in bed and take it easier than normal … as a result I am struggling to get out of 1st gear. It may be because the wind and pets kept me up in the night, it may be because the weather is dismal, raining and grey and yuck. I think it’s a little bit of all of it, but mostly because I didn’t start the day, and the week, in the way that I know serves me.
We all know what works for us in regards to our morning routine, our beginning of the week routine … and while it’s really exciting to see my daughters face so happy, and bright on this day – I know that I need to get my groove back now that she’s gone to school for the day.
Today I feel like I have ‘Monday-itis’ and wish it was still the weekend. The thing is that there are always excuses for having a blah day, it could be ‘Hump Day (Wednesday)’ or Friday and you are already looking forward to the upcoming weekend. Maybe it’s the weather, the change in plans, the boss having a go at you, or that big bill you just got in the mail.
Sometimes I try and rush through this sort of mood. I hustle and put my head down and grind through it, but today I’m relaxing.
I had a wonderful weekend doing different things, and had some lovely down-time Sunday afternoon, with a glass of wine and a magazine to read. I made a fantastic cake for my daughters birthday, we took the kids to ‘Clip-n-Climb’ an indoor rock climbing facility, and I took myself with a friend to a Raw Food Cooking class.
I remind myself of the good things that just happened the couple of days previous. I look out the window, and take pleasure and feel gratitude at the straightened fence, that my hubby and his family fixed over the weekend. I acknowledge that I’m emotional because it’s my daughters birthday, and I can’t believe how the years are going by.
Instead of rushing and pushing, today I’m feeling a bit blah – Monday-itis – and I’m choosing to go easy on myself. Today is a good day.
Are there areas in your life that you rush and push and fight against? Have you considered relaxing instead?