I think it’s safe to say that almost anyone who works a Monday-through-Friday job looks forward to the weekend. The rat race of the week comes to a halt, and people get to do what they want with their time instead of what’s required of them.
Having those two days off is like a double-slice of heaven, served up fresh each week. Night owls get to stay up late without having to worry about getting up early the next morning. Adventurists and outdoor enthusiasts head out of town to immerse themselves in nature. Nerdy types head to their favorite bookstore or cafe to socialize with their dearest friends, real or fictional.
But what if our “can’t wait for Friday” perspective shifted, so Monday became a day not only to look forward to, but to relish instead of dread? Monday is another opportunity to start the week off right, to start it off strong.
Now that technology is at our fingertips 24/7, we have a unique opportunity to be ready to take Monday by the horns—before Monday even gets here! Previous generations didn’t have a choice; businesses closed and doors locked. Some may view this “always-open workplace” as a negative, but what might happen if you used it to your advantage?
If you truly want to climb that ladder, build your business, make a difference, or set yourself apart from your coworkers, you are now only limited by how much time you are sincerely willing to dedicate to that goal.
Is Friday night going to be “Netflix and Chill” or “Divide and Conquer”? I’m not working this weekend; this weekend is working for me!
Look forward to Monday:
- Look forward to what new work-related adventures the week will bring.
- Appreciate that we are fortunate enough to start another week in which we’ll earn income to be able to provide for ourselves and our families.
- Endeavor to find ways to earn more money this week than last.
If you want something, and you’re not getting it, maybe it’s time to start dedicating some of your extra time to obtaining it, and to start looking forward to what another “Monday” can bring if you just shift your perspective.
What are you going to do to show Monday who’s boss this week? Impress us in a comment below.