I (Frankie) am not one of those people who hate Mondays. I know that may make me weird, but most Mondays I feel pretty good. I'm starting fresh. Whatever happened last week at work is in the shadow of 2 blissful work-free days and I can start new with all my hopes and high aspirations for the week still intact. But, that wasn't the case this past Monday. This past Monday made me understand all you Monday Haters out there.
It started over the weekend this time. Some things happened and I carried that over to my Monday morning. I woke up at my normal time, but wasn't motivated to do anything as far as work was concerned. I wasn't really motivated to do anything except eat, because I eat when I'm stressed, and workout, because I eat when I'm stressed. So that's what I did. I somehow managed to get the essential work stuff done, but that was it.
I thought Tuesday would be better. I woke up with every intention of not letting my personal life seep into my work life, but that was a lost cause. I let it seep in and Tuesday was just another Monday. This continued to be the case on Wednesday and Thursday. This week sucked. Not only was I stressed to the max about personal stuff, my work was suffering tremendously. I was barely able to focus enough to get the things that HAD to be done, done, and I sure couldn't do anything extra. Hopes and aspirations were officially dashed.
Then Friday came and I finally saw a break in the Groundhog Day (I love Bill Murray) that had become my week. I got great news, the sun came out in my mind and I felt wonderful. Unfortunately, it was too late to salvage my work week, but that's okay. I had to use that week of Mondays to take care of myself. I got done what had to be done and I just had to let the rest go so I could live to fight, and work another day.
We all have bad days. And sometimes we can have a bad week, even a bad couple of weeks. Just remember, it will get better. Keep pushing through and get the essentials done and take care of yourself. And when your Friday finally comes, know that the next Monday you face is nothing to fear, but rather something to look forward to as a fresh start to a productive week that will get you back on track.
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.