“I don’t like work–no man does–but I like what is in work–the chance to find yourself” Joseph Conrad
If everyone is working for the weekend, what’s good on a Monday morning? Personally, I have always loved Mondays for the chance to begin again. To me, it’s a lot like New Year’s Day. A chance to erase the slate and start all over. Perhaps at work I can try to do something new. A new exercise or two, a new choice of music or a even wear a new outfit. I can try to be more prompt and more compassionate. Perhaps I can talk to someone I have never talked with before or I can listen a little harder to something a student wants to share. I have always contended that I love work. In fact, I often think I am a workaholic. In reality, I think it’s more about the above quote, as work grounds me and always gives me a chance to find myself.
In fact, what’s good on a Monday extends well beyond work. This day I can choose to make healthier food choices and better lifestyle choices for myself. I can reach a little further to help someone less fortunate and I can stay more mindful to protecting my environment. I can read something new, learn something new and open up my mind to all new possibilities.
In this week that we are especially thankful, if you have a job to get up to this morning, consider yourself fortunate! Why not go out there, with your pass to all new people and things and make this day matter. Maybe today is the day you will take that long walk during your lunch hour, or try a new class at the gym this evening. Maybe you can grab your husband, your child, your dog or all of the above and get in a walk before or after dinner, or try that Wii-Fit you got for the holidays last year! On a more peaceful note, maybe today is the day you finally decide to try just 5 minutes of meditation, or sit for a just a moment and practice some deep breathing.
Whatever you do today, make it a magnificent Monday filled with peaceandfitness.