There was supposed to be a NROP (New Related Opinion Piece) scheduled for yesterday. I found an article I thought I wanted to write about, I found myself having some free time on Saturday, and then… I woke up today. The weekend came and went.

During the weekend (or any other time off work), I do not concern myself with dates. I don’t have the need to look at the calendar. (Even though I have one on the refrigerator to remind me of when bills are due.) Another work week started, and so I glanced at my calendar to see what awaits me the next few days.

31st… 30th… August…

Wait, WHAT?

And then it hit me – last Monday of the month, meaning HASHTAG WEEK! What was I going to do?

Plenty of us hate Mondays. It’s the party crasher of weekdays. Friday takes us out, Saturday lulls us, Sunday hums happy tunes into our ears, and then Monday comes in, and that’s the end of the good times. Time to return to the grind.

But is Monday really so bad? As much as I like to complain about Monday and dread it, there is a positive side to it. To me, it acts as reset. It reboots our brain and reminds us about our priorities. About things we need to achieve. It keeps us on track.  Monday kicks our butts, but we need someone/ something to do it from time to time. Otherwise, we would be lazy slobs.

What did I realize? Well, I knew that before, but today reminded me that time FLIES. I can’t believe how quickly the last few months have passed. And that gave me a wake up call. I can put things off for forever. There’s always a good excuse if you need one. But who are we fooling? When we’re kids, we can try and fool our parents, our teachers. But once we grow up, the only ones we’re fooling is ourselves.

As I’ve said in other posts – my routine has changed in the recent past. I do have less free time, and I am trying to reconfigure my schedule to maximize utilization. Time has been knocking me out. However, this past Saturday, I found myself wondering what to do with my free time. I had the opportunity to sit down and work on my blogging, but I didn’t. Maybe it’s because my brain needed a break, and all I could do was mindless tasks…

Today, I have remorse. I feel a twinge of guilt for not doing something productive with my time (like writing), when I had the chance. Who knows when will be the next time something like that happens again (spare time)?

My motivation to you today is to evaluate your excuses and see if they are real. If there is anything you can do to remove them. If maybe they are holding you back.

Also, I wanted to remind you that time flies. Have you ever wished you started something earlier (like blogging?)? Don’t make the same mistake today. Don’t put it off until you’re ready. Give it a try today. Or take a step towards that goal. Remove an obstacle. Just don’t remain idle for too long, because before you know it, it will be all over.

How do you feel about Mondays? Does Monday have its good sides?

What are you currently working towards? Do you find yourself making up excuses for yourself?

Stay golden,



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  1. So true… remove excuses and obstacles because you do not get that free time back. Well said! I am working on a blogging schedule to get more organized with my posts. What do you think about “Miraculous Mondays” to go along with my site’s name?

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  2. My lack of motivation lately is not because I have too much on my plate, but too little!
    I know it will be busy again after the summer vacation, but right now there is too much spare time.
    Enjoy it, right? Well I cant, unless I spend my time blogging at work 😉

    The entire weekend I hoped to get sick.
    And what do you know, I woke up with a terrible stomach ache and what followed after was something that looks a lot like food poisoning.
    I called in sick and my manager immediately told me “But I actually wanted to ask you if you could do presentation over Skype tomorrow”.

    Who needs motivation when they are such deadlines 😉

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    1. There is something special about blogging at work. Isn’t it?

      I’m so sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. Whatever happens, I never hope to be sick, because once it actually happens, I’m miserable. So I count my blessings. I wish you a speedy recovery.

      Ha! Yes, deadlines are the best motivation.


      1. Yes. The moment that I was in real pain, I thought the same.
        But sometimes (not so serious) physical pain is a relief from mental issues.

        Thanks. A little rest and I’ll be fine.

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  3. Yeah…
    I wish i started blogging earlier
    I wish i started writing earlier too
    I wish…..
    But things have to start when they are meant to be started. Even if I wanted to begin earlier I couldn’t.
    There are some advantages on Mondays. Everything is open, all the opportunities lies ahead. You just need to grab them. Personally my daily routine doesn’t change on Sundays, so i haven’t got anything to expect.

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  4. I have been wondering why I wasn’t seeing your posts on my feed.

    Yes, Mondays are a drag and a drain specially after a relaxing weekend. So, our close group of friends decided to have Monday evening after-work picnics for the rest of the summer! We all bring a dish each and share and its nice and relaxing by the lake or some park. Something to look forward to on Mondays:)

    The first time we did it, it felt like a Friday! What’s better than getting Friday feelings on a Monday😁👍🏼

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    1. Maybe because you haven’t been on much?

      That’s a phenomenal idea. Way to think outside the box. I have just recently (last week) established Monday evening as “fun time”, just so it doesn’t sting as much.

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      1. Ya, I haven’t been posting as much but I have been scrolling through and reading posts.

        Good plan on establishing Monday evening as “fun time”. Curious as what you plan on doing for fun on Monday evenings😊

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  5. i like the monday reset metaphor.
    Dont kick yourself for wasting a saturday doing mindless things. sometimes that’s exactly what your brain needs – you never know if the outcome after a mindless task will be better than if you forced yourself to write something you don’t feel like writing.
    and mistakes and regrets are good, they are lessons you learn and have personal reasons not to do it again – as opposed to someone told you not to.

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    1. Isn’t it weird how that works?
      It’s freaking me out, because when I was younger, I preferred to have less things to do. I needed to do nothing. Now, it’s just different.
      There is no bad time to eat cake.

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    1. I like the busy. I’m good at prioritizing and structuring my work, so it goes by fast, and gets done in the end. The problem is when the day drags, or when others (annoying) people are involved that you have to deal with in order to complete your tasks.

      But you are luck to not dread Mondays. Keep at it!

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Faerie Tales and Fantasy Worlds


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