I have noticed that Sundays have become a day of the week that I am beginning to dread. There is this heaviness and sense of urgency that comes over me when I know that my weekend is ending and I will be soon be thrown back into the busyness of the week. This is one of the reasons I am beginning to write Motivational Mondays– as a way to motivate myself and others who may go through a similar experience. The truth is that what surrounds us may or may not change, but we can choose how we will feel and respond to the challenges and joys that we face throughout the week.
With that said, I want to share with you how I came to this moment of insight about finding a way to shift how the thought of Mondays was affecting me.
As I was cleaning my office/work space I saw a little white box that I had filled with about sixty questions that I had copied from Cafe Gratitude’s blog and pulled out the question:
“What do you love about your life?”
Thinking about this question made it hard for me to stay in that place of dread and complaint. How could I be caught in the dreariness of where I was if I really let myself think deeply about this question? The truth is, it’s very hard to stay in a negative space when you think about the things you love about your life. You are automatically transformed by focusing your attention on something positive.
I pondered this question and immediately felt better about my upcoming workweek. I felt like I was setting myself up to have a challenging week by not allowing myself to be with what was, the day was not Monday and that there was nothing to dread. To answer the question, what do I love about my life? Plenty–my family, how inspired I am most of the time. Our wonderful, vibrant and beautiful son. I am married to a funny and deeply loving and generous man. I have amazing women as friends! I do work that is rewarding, even though is can be very challenging at times. I am fed, clothed and for the most part carted around to the places I need to go. I love that I have people in my life who really love me and want to see me do well. I really don’t have ANYTHING to complain about.
What do you love about your life?