Easy like Sunday morning.
I hope you have all had a great, long, holiday weekend. I know I have. I treasure this time. The kids are sleeping and Tony and I just finished coffee on the patio.
Breathing in that fresh, (humid) Tennessee, morning air. Both us sharing how we’ve enjoyed the long weekend but are ready to get back to work.
I guess that desire hits you when you enjoy the people you’re surrounded by and love what you do for work.
I used to cry and get depressed when it was time to go back to work. Every Sunday. I don’t do that anymore.
If you’re a Mon-Fri worker, how are you feeling about getting back at it tomorrow?
If you’re excited … Nice! Good for you. If you’re not excited … what plan do you have to get away from the misery?
Here’s what you can’t do. Don’t go to work and bitch and complain because you’re miserable. Don’t come home and bring all that negativity with you, either. Do something about it. You have the power to change your physical location and get a new job. OR- you have the power to change your perspective, your thoughts, and your words. You’re not a victim here. And if you truly are miserable – get out of there, fast. Don’t delay another moment.
Here’s what I’ve found to be true on my own journey. It’s rare that outside sources are truly making me miserable. It’s ME making ME miserable.
When I used to sit and eat junk and never move my body, I felt like crap. When I would sit and watch junk TV or entertainment (including the news), I felt like crap. When I would hang out with “friends” who gossip and backstab, I would feel like crap.
I don’t feel like crap anymore. I pushed everything out of my life that made me feel bad. Then I was left to take responsibility for my thoughts, actions and what/who I moved back into my life.
I set up new routines. I mapped out the life I wanted to live and then planned my days around that kind of life. And guess what? It feels really fake at first. But I did it anyway. And somewhere along the way, my life started changing. It started to reflect the life I wanted.
You hold that same power, friend.
Here’s a quick and easy thing you can add into your morning routine. And if you don’t have a morning routine – get one. It doesn’t have to be rigid and mapped out by the minute, but have an outline.
Here’s where I start:
A tall glass of water, lemon juice, and Himalayan pink salt. (12-16 ounces of water. Half a lemon- juiced, and a ¼ or ½ tsp of Himalayan Pink Salt. Stir altogether. Drink.)
After a night of sleeping, your body is dehydrated. Wake up and hydrate. You’d be surprised how this one, simple act can help you.
Benefits of lemon water w/ Himalayan salt: promotes hydration. | good source of vitamin C. | helps maintain pH balance of the body. | regulates water content both inside & outside of your cells. | prevents muscle cramping| contains calcium, potassium, magnesium, and iron.
It’s good for you. And you feel good about yourself when you’ve done something good for you.
Make this Sunday count. Don’t let tomorrow be a repeat of misery. Autopilot. Nothingness. Empty.
Make it a great start to the week. Then go create a great day. Which turns into a great week.
You got this. Your life is waiting for you.