How to make it through a Monday

I hate Mondays.

Weekends I savor like an expertly grilled steak or juicy slice of watermelon.

Mondays taste more like a high end protein bar. It’s a long, flavorless chew just to get the grainy mass down.

 

Confession – I’ve been working for the weekend. I always do. (And no, I didn’t write the song.)

 

Facts I’ve been thinking about today –

· Weekends are less than half as long as the weekdays I trudge through to get there.

· Weekends don’t always work out. Sickness. Overscheduling. Two days of bliss unexpectedly turning into the mini-series -“Busted-Legend of the Girl Who Should Have Stayed in Bed”

 

Something’s got to change.

 

Starting tomorrow-

I’ll crawl out of bed,

Toss my aching bones into the shower.

Grope through the laundry basket for a clean pair of pants to wear to work.

 

But,

Before I blast a band on the FM station on the way to work,

or race into the collision of conversations at the office,

I’ll stop.

Take a deep breath,

Savor the sensation of being alive.

 

It’s simple. 

Not a huge commitment.

More like a few seconds of deliberate awareness, an exercise in regaining a sense of who I am and why I’m here on this planet.

 

Mondays.

How about you? Hate them? Love them? I’d love to hear how you get through the day.

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One thought on “How to make it through a Monday

  1. A strong cup of coffee savored while watching the morning news usually gets me started on Monday. When you are my age the week goes much faster than it used to! I want to slow the week down-not speed it up! Let’s face it, not many people love Monday. Yes, I have a love hate relationship with Monday. I am glad I am still alive when I wake up on Monday but realize there are four more days left until Friday!

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