No doubt about it, today is Monday. And for me, that means seeing a gazillion and one social media posts from people talking about how Monday’s suck, their jobs suck and everything just, well… sucks! And I guess I can understand where they are coming from. I used to feel that way, too, except I didn’t ever get weekends off, so Monday was just another day to me.
I remember the feeling of having the next work day hanging over my head when I would have a day or two off. Heck, it made the days off almost impossible to enjoy because it felt like they were going by so fast and I had to plan on getting to bed at a certain time so I could be rested up for work. I had all my responsibilities and tasks that needed to be done running through my brain at all times. I wondered how many things were getting messed up in my absence that I would have to fix when I got back. Oh, I remember so well.
There were days at work that were such a drag that by the time I left I felt like I’d been run over by a dump truck full of bowling balls. That would happen on days that I had deadlines to beat, my boss breathing down my neck and tons of physical and emotionally draining tasks to accomplish in an impossible amount of time. There were many times I’d get discouraged, so I get why people have the Monday blues.
However, and don’t bite my head off here, when that all changed for me was when I learned to look at things a little differently. See, I hate being miserable. But, at the time, I didn’t know any other way to support my family except to do what I was doing. At one point I was at the bottom of the food chain professionally. I was just there to put in my hours and get a paycheck. I felt a huge void between my job and that of my superiors.
One thing I did know, though, was that I didn’t want to be the little bitty fish in someone else’s pond for the rest of my life, so I started studying those who held positions above mine. And while there still were a lot of grumpy people there, what I noticed about others that really stood out was their vision. In fact, many of them had started out in the very position that I was hired for. And while I didn’t necessarily want to be the head of those particular companies, they did give me some of the training I would need later on for what I do now through my moving up the ladder into management positions.
So, if you are someone who really hates your job, here’s a thought for you. Get better at it. Master it. Change the way you think about it and start moving up the ladder by motivating yourself into better positions. Here are a few ways that you can do that:
Learn How To Take Pride In A Job Well Done, No Matter How Menial.
Probably the best way to get yourself motivated with work is to think about that sweet moment when you’ve finished each task assigned to you. It’s very delightful feeling that you have accomplished everything and all the burden and stress on your mind just disappears into thin air. Thinking of that feeling of finishing your tasks will surely lighten your mood. No matter how boring or tough the task may be, knowing that there’s some enlightenment waiting for you at the finish line makes you feel energized, determined, and motivated.
Scare Yourself A Bit
Yes, you read it right. Scaring yourself a bit need not be about preparing for the world zombie apocalypse but rather more realistic approaches like monetary concerns. Imagine yourself in a tight situation where bills pile up and your pay isn’t due within the next week. A little scare can be a good source of motivation. Thinking of the consequences can push people beyond their limits. You could harness this feeling even if there’s no real monetary concern of any sort. It’s like creating a hypothetical problem that can scare you to work better in the real world. It’s purely psychological but the results are quite real and they’re good too.
Have Something On The Side
Despite what you may be feeling about your job right now, realize that it is not your only option. There are many other avenues that you can take to support yourself and your family. When I began network marketing and direct selling, I was working four jobs to make ends meet. Yes, FOUR JOBS. But, I knew that there had to be a better way. And so, I took a leap of faith and started building my own business ‘on the side’. Slowly but surely, I was able to whittle those jobs down to… none. I plugged away, working at increasing my own income from my own business and finally quit the last job over five years ago.
And guess what? No more Monday Blues!
Here’s wishing you a very blessed and prosperous Monday. Make it a great start to your week and try implementing these tips to help you get to where you want to be in life. And if you are looking for something to do ‘on the side’, get in touch with me. We’ll discuss what is your best fit.
~ Carrie A Medford
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