First Monday of the Year (really second…)

It’s the first working Monday of the year (TheMonday™) and we’re all feeling in a funk.

Most of us had a good or decent break from work and now is time to get back up to speed. And it’s hard.

Is it going to be another year of doing what we have been doing last year or is it going to be different?

This time of the year is like Monday on steroids and the reason we are feeling in a funk is because we had just enough time to think about what we want to do and what we want to change in our lives, but we are not quite done with that process.

Is it going to be another year of doing what we have been doing last year or is it going to be different?

This happens every week on Monday, but it has a different importance on TheMonday™.

We are not sure that what we are doing really matters right now and that gives us the funky feeling. And the inner dictator is yelling “Get back to work, slacker!” and makes us feel bad.

I felt this way this morning, bumped into my neighbor walking her dog and later two co-workers who’s told me they were feeling the same.

So this is what I did today:

Pick one simple task off your list and get it done.

Anything, just get it done and put it away. Sit down and feel good about it for at least 2 minutes.

Do something that makes you feel good.

I hit the gym, tried a couple new crossfit tricks. Walked away un-injured: Success!

Listen.

Find a quiet place, turn off all the damn devices and notifications and let your mind wander for a bit. We need to listen more to our own voice, but instead we keep turning on the outside noise, social media, web news. Turn it off.

Breathe.

Yep. That one. You’ll be fine, you’ll figure things out, you’ll do the right thing, trust yourself and breathe.

Back to work now.

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