Make the Most of Mondays

10 04 2012

Have you ever noticed how much people look forward to the weekend?  Exclamations of “TGIF” (Thank God It’s Friday) can be heard in just about any workplace setting.  Before TGIF, there’s Wednesday, which is “Hump Day,” meaning that the week is almost over – the rest is downhill.

We look forward to the weekend so much that we lose sight of what the week actually holds.  Instead of focusing on making the most of our days, we drag ourselves to the office on Monday, complain all day that “it’s Monday,” and then spend the latter part of the week looking forward to a 2-day break that we’ll complain is too short upon our return the following week.  Sounds pretty silly, huh?

Here’s the thing: there are 24 hours in a day.  No matter where you are in the world or whether you’re a CEO, Administrative Assistant or active job seeker.  Factoring in 6-8 hours of sleep, 4-6 hours of personal time (this varies greatly, just like the sleep time. Ask someone with kids if you don’t know what I’m talking about) and commute time to/from work, you’re looking at the same 8 hours of time for work that everyone else has.  Why not make the most of it?  My math may be a little off, but I never said I was good with numbers.  :)

Oh, and if you’re thinking, “well, I don’t have a job,” think again.  If you’re seeking a job, that’s your job.  Make every minute count!

So here’s my challenge: Stop wasting time and start working towards your goal.  Use your time wisely.  Instead of complaining, find solutions.  No excuses.

Next Monday when you arrive to work, say, “TGIM!!”  Then include Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  It’s all about attitude, right?

Until next time, thanks for reading.  Have a great week!

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