As we sit right in the middle of the week, it’s a good time to make the last half better.
(A short disclaimer: this was originally released on a Wednesday. You may be reading it on some day other than a Wednesday. That really makes the first section slightly non-sensical, unless of course you have imagination. In that case, just pretend it’s Wednesday because the rest still applies.)
A lot of people are overjoyed on Wednesday, a lot like the Geico Camel.
It marks the point where you’re halfway through the work week and halfway to the weekend.
But what if we looked at it differently? What if instead of looking forward to the weekend we focused on the here and now? What if instead of being excited about a day that hadn’t yet arrived, we were excited about the day we were living in?
What if instead of starting to wind down from the first half of the week we focused on how to make the last half better?
Make the Last Half Better
Have you ever been stuck in a terrible movie? As much as you wanted to leave ,you were with friends or a significant other and realized you had to stay? What if instead of being miserable, you made up some backstory to the characters that made the film worth watching.
Maybe the guy who said he was a vampire was just really pale and had taken up magic to try to convince everyone so he wouldn’t be embarrassed. What if the guy who’s really awkward around girls is simply a covert operative and this is his cover… and she’s his mark… until they fall in love.
Or maybe you’re stuck in a meeting realizing you’re only halfway through. Maybe you can make the last half better by asking questions or by writing down solutions to problems brought up during the meeting. There are all kinds of ways to improve a bad situation.
Make the Most of It
When you find yourself in the middle of a situation that’s not all you want it to be, why not find a way to make the last half better? The alternative is for the time you have left to be worse. Why not take the more inviting road?