Do You Have a Case of the Mondays?
Did you know that I used to be a “Monday Hater” and used to suffer from what’s known as the “Sunday Blues?”
Transitioning from the relaxation of the weekend into the busyness of the week, was a struggle for me. I would start fretting about it on Sunday night: I would question:
Had I made the best use of my time during the weekend?
Was there something I missed or something I should have done differently to maximize this precious time off of work?
Was I prepared for my week?
Would I get everything done in the week ahead?
Had I balanced enough having fun, resting and relaxing and recharging while also getting everything done that I couldn’t get done during the week and being prepared for the week ahead?
Just listen to those questions. That’s a lot of pressure to put on two days every week.
And in the days that I was out of alignment with my purpose and in a job where I was not doing my soul’s work, I would become sad on Sundays, as I had to face returning. I would dread getting out of bed in the morning and some mornings, I would even cry before leaving the house. Sure, I would get lost in the busy-ness of the day and feel good about being productive, but I was still always waiting for that next weekend. And then the cycle would repeat, week after week, always looking for the next weekend, or holiday or vacation. Just trying to get through, each day, each week, until the next break. Is that a way to live?
If this sounds like you, ask yourself, am I in alignment with my soul’s purpose? Do I even know what my soul’s purpose is? Am I craving more out of life? Does it seem sort of pointless to be living the same sort of routine day in and day out without making the impact I want to in the world? These are important questions, not just for you, but for everyone. You see, when you are in alignment with your soul’s purpose, when you are doing your soul’s work, you will light up and touch everyone you meet. You will see such a trickle effect like never before. When you do your soul’s work, you also give others the permission to do theirs. And when we are all in alignment with our own purpose we make the world a better place. There is such thing as the tipping point and it begins one person at a time. When you reach the tipping point is when you see the world change. This is when and how beliefs, systems and values change. When enough people believe them that we tip into the majority.
If you wake up on Monday morning and are not thrilled about the adventure ahead; If this is a repetitive pattern for you Monday after Monday, don’t be afraid to ask yourself, “What is my gift to the world and how can I share it?” The world needs each and every one of us to live in our place of passion and purpose. It is not selfish, it is self-less.
Be Well and Namaste’