Today I’m going to talk a little bit about your soul, and kind of in an abstract point of view. Now, if you’ve ever seen Office Space, you know when the woman talks about it. She says, “Oh, you’ve got a case of the Mondays.” Or something along those lines. Now I love the movie, and I haven’t seen it in awhile, but it always plays in my head when I heard somebody complain about the work week coming up.
Now a typical work week, Monday through Friday, and I know a lot of you listening are already living the author of your own story lifestyle, and have created a lifestyle outside of that typical work week. But I also see on social media, as well as talking to friends, that they talk about, “Ah man, the weekends over. Yeah.” They’re so bummed, and they’re bummed because they’re going back to work, and they’re actually depressed. To think about it, they actually only get two days of happiness, two days to look forward to out of a seven day week. That means five of those days, the majority of their week is something that they actually aren’t looking forward to. This is science, this is a problem.
If you find yourself waking up on Monday having a case of the Mondays, and yeah, of course, we all have them from time to time. It might not be Monday, it could be Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday even. But if you wake up in the morning and you’re regularly having a case of the Mondays, this is something that you need to look into. This is a sign. this is a breadcrumb on the road to life if you ask me. this is a sign that you need to take a 90-degree pivot and go a different direction. this is a sign that you need to step up and truly be the author of your own story. If you’re having a case of the Mondays, I can tell you right now, you aren’t being the author of your own story.
Now I’m not here to put you down. What I’m here to do is just put a mirror in front of you as a reflection and let you know, “Hey look. If you’re not doing what you love, you should be doing something different.” A perfect example is Billy who edits these videos for us. An amazing man. He took a 90-degree pivot. He wasn’t happy at his job and really wanted to do video editing. He does a fantastic job at it. We’re so lucky to have him on our team. Just like you, I’m going to ask you, where in your five to thrive are you having a case of the Mondays? Is it in your mind? Do you not want to learn that language, or do you not want to read that book? Maybe that book or that language isn’t really calling to you, and why do you want to do it?
Or is it your body? Do you wake up on a regular basis just hating working out? Maybe you should pick a different form of exercise, or maybe you just absolutely hate your diet. Well, change it up. There are a million ways to get to your end goal. Your soul, I know so many people that I talk to in my coaching life or just even other coaches that I just have conversations with that hate meditation. Then why are you doing it? There’s a lot of ways to calm, relax the body. What is the outcome you’re looking for? If you’re using meditation in this example, just relax. There are things like box breathing, going for a walk, there are all kinds of alternatives that are out there.
Maybe it’s relationships, maybe you have a case of the Mondays so to speak because of it actually … Your case of the Mondays happens on Saturday ’cause you’re home with a significant other that you don’t love anymore. What are you doing to spark that relationship? What are you doing to step forward? What could possibly be missing? Maybe it is time to cut ties, who knows? Or your business. Maybe you’re a business owner and you have a case of the Mondays because it’s too much work, or your employees aren’t doing enough. Are they really not? Very rarely is it employee’s fault. Usually, falls into the hands of the business owner, or you’ve lost that passion. That passion for what you do.
Hey, there’s sometimes when you just need to put the work in, and that’s okay. But knowing the difference between a case of the Mondays, and actually just having to step up. What I want you to do right now. Pull out your journal, write down your five to thrive. Your mind, your body, your soul, your relationships, and your business. Write down any place you’re having a case of the Mondays. Now I want you to do, right now in this moment, is take action and change it. Do one small thing to make that 90-degree turn, and make that change.
If it’s your body, reach out to somebody else. Maybe you don’t like working out in the way you’re doing it, do yoga, do Pilates, try something else. Run, get together with friends, play sports. Whatever it is for you. Maybe it’s your job. Maybe you just hate the place you work. Well, then what I want you to do is find five reasons you’re grateful for that place. Find five things you love about it, and focus on those five. During that time, look for a pivot. Look for a different alternative for yourself. Maybe it’s your paradigm, or maybe it is the place you work. I don’t know. Write down those five to thrive. That’s where it all starts.
That’s it for me today. I really hope you don’t have a case of the Mondays. If you do, go over to TheAuthorofYourOwnStory.com community. There are plenty of people just like you here to cheer you up, and also give you a little kick in the butt. Come join the tribe.
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