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…
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?
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