Would you hate Mondays if you liked your job? Not a trick question. Go on, think about it. Would you hate Monday, the act of starting a new week, if you loved what you did? I’ve been thinking about this a lot. Monday morning doesn’t have an ‘ahhh crap’ feeling about it for me. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I miss the freedom of my weekends. But then, I don’t hate my job. Any of them.

But, what about you?

You’re probably wondering why I’m asking, right? Well, I started watching vlogs by a YouTuber called Casey (he’s kind of a big deal) and he calls Monday his favourite day of the week. His favourite. I’m not sure I know many people who would do that, do you? But he does. I always it down to the fact he lives a life he’s pretty darn in love with. His ‘job’ included.

There’s such an underestimation out there about the impact NOT doing that can have on you. I remember a time when I was in a job that used to make me sick. On a Sunday night at the very idea of returning, I would feel sick. Physically sick. But week after week for what turned into 2 years, I’d get up and go to work with that feeling of dread. I’d brace myself for the days that would follow, hoist my shield and somberly trudge into battle. I felt I had to; I had a mortgage to pay.

Because, that’s what grown ups do, right?

Wrong. Apparently. I had no idea that all that time no one expected me to do something I hated, for people who were bad to me. No one. Only me, convinced that being a good girl and not rocking the boat (this was a while ago, can you tell?) was more important than my own happiness or peace of mind. That’s no way to live. But people will let you live that way for as long as YOU let you live that way. You need to make a change if that’s what Monday looks like for you.

Now hold on a minute. Don’t go quitting your job right this second (or do if it is as terrible as my old job). Sometimes all it takes to feel more excited or enlivened by what you’re doing now is to make a plan to stop doing it. I’m serious. If you read this post and realised, this is NOT what I want for my life ask yourself what is. What DO you want? What lights you up, what are you passionate about, what would you do if you didn’t have to do anything? Daydream, a little.

Then, make a plan to escape.

An escape plan devised as though your life depended on it. Because it does. You can’t keep living a life, doing a job, that makes you unhappy or completely unsatisfied. It will eat you up from the inside out, and who needs that kind of stress. Your one-way ticket to loving Mondays is just sitting there waiting for you to collect it. So, what are you waiting for? Plan the work then work the backside off that plan. I know you can do this, you’re exceptional, you have to learn to trust that.

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