Monday Moment: Up and at ’em

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I know, I know. Unless you’re waking up in a beachside villa or similarly lavish spot today, you probably rolled your eyes the moment you saw this quote. Mondays mornings often don’t exactly make us feel the magic of being alive. It’s ok, because it’s still true. So, even if maybe the first few moments (hours) of the day don’t feel especially delightful, that doesn’t mean the day is a total loss.

Maybe it’s possible that at some point before your Monday wraps up, you can find one moment in which it does feel that way. One moment of gratitude, contentment, or peace, before returning to your inbox and the competing demands and responsibilities of your day. One mindful breath that reminds you how fairly amazing it is that breathing is something you can – and must – do, for the privilege of being able to do and feel and be so much more beyond it.

Have a happy week. :)

Monday Moment: As you see it

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This isn’t the first time that Monday has inspired us to think about perspective, and how what you see AND how you see it really is what you get.  In other words, getting going this morning is only going to be as rough as you make it. Monday is just a day, with a beginning, middle and end, just like yesterday. If you are, for example, a hair stylist or any number of other professions, today is your Sunday, and you’re probably loving it.

Of course, it’s not just Monday, either. Yes, some experiences are easier, better, more pleasant than others. Some days are about fun, some days are more about getting things done. My version of getting things done might be your version of having fun, and vice versa. So if my work can look fun to you, why can’t it also be fun for me?

Look for it. Shift your perspective. There are facts you can’t change about the world, for sure, but as far as how you experience what’s happening, “That’s just how it is” is rarely how it always has to be.