I was wishing my best friend a happy 36th birthday recently, just 6 days before I was to turn 37. She said, “its the last year of my mid-30s”. And I responded with, “Oh, wow. I’m about to be considered late 30s, aren’t I? I hadn’t even thought about that yet.” You see, I don’t typically give my own age much thought. I kinda feel like I turned 30 and time froze (mentally, at least). But, it didn’t. It’s now 7 years later, and I’m in my late 30s. I’ll be 40 in 3 years. Weird. But let’s just leave the 40 topic alone for now. More on that in 36 months, which is like, a loooong time from now. I mean, years…it’s years away. I’m so young.Continue reading “Late 30s”
What is it about Mondays that brings on the eye rolls? Don’t vomit, but I truly think that we should look at Monday as a fresh start. Sure, it means that the weekend is over, but we all knew it was going to happen. And while it may be sad to say goodbye to a fabulous weekend, it can also be exciting to say hello to Monday.
Here are my top 3 ways to make your Mondays better.
1. Get a new gig.
Yeah, easier said than done. But if you MAJORLY dread going back to work every single Monday, then I’d say you need a change. And making that change may not be as complicated as you assume. Whether you make an abrupt change or a gradual one, you can totally make it happen. Watch this video of mine about considering less traditional jobs. Maybe that will give you a little shove in the right direction.
2. Schedule something enjoyable every Monday.
Give yourself a reason to look forward to Mondays. Schedule your favorite exercise class on Mondays, save your fave TV shows to watch on Mondays or make Mondays a date night. Even if you spend the first part of your Monday at work, you know you’ve got something fun lined up for afterwards.
3. Write about your weekend.
Write a Facebook post, complete with pictures, all about the great weekend you had (annoying to some, but most folks like knowing about your adventures). Or simply make a list of your 3 favorite things about your weekend. Either way, you’ll be expressing your gratitude, which is a great way to make any day go better, not just Mondays.