Making It Through Monday

Making It Through Monday


Monday’s can be tough. Sometimes Monday’s can be brutal. Here’s what you can do.

A Case of the Mondays
Monday’s aren’t always easy. It’s nice when the work is rewarding and the weekend was relaxing. We can recharge and then get back to it and make a difference.

But sometimes the weekend was a chore. Sometimes life’s demands were harder over the weekend than they are during the week.

And sometimes work isn’t all that fun. It can often be demanding and hollow.

And sometimes the weekend can be rough and the work can be empty. That’s the time we need to make a change.

It’s not Isolated
Because often, we’re not the ones dealing with a case of the Mondays. We may not want to be at work, but the person in the cubicle next to us might be dealing with a personal crisis.

We might not have made it to the lake on Saturday, but the person at the next table in the break room might have been helping a loved one suffering from a terminal illness.

There may be times that our Monday really is rough, and when it is, we need to find ways to recoup. But odds are that we are not the one in the office who’s having the most difficult time. Odds are our life is pretty good when compared to that other person.

A Better Monday
So why not take time this Monday, to help someone who struggled this weekend make the most of their Monday? Why not take a few extra minutes to encourage someone who’s dealing with a major problem or offer to help someone struggling on a project that is overwhelming them?

After all, Monday only comes once a week, but peace in the midst of chaos can often be that thing people remember for a lifetime.

About the author / David Bishop

David is a father, speaker, blogger (obviously), and author of How to Create Amazing Presentations sharing the tools, tips, and techniques of the experts to make you an amazing presenter, 7 Steps to Better Relationships built on the stories and lessons on this blog with seven easy steps to help you maximize your interactions with the people you care about most, and The Man in the Pit to help you care for loved ones struggling with depression.

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