Employees are more fatigued, burned out, stressed out, and turned out than ever before. Even before the pandemic, there were hints that modern work culture and everything that orbits around it does not exactly have employees wanting to leap out of bed in the morning.
The Borrel or Happy-hour was born out of escaping the office early and the phrase TGIF was not coined by someone excited to go to work on a Monday.
I will let you in on a little secret, for years, no decades, Tuesdays (yes every one) and the entire month of February were ruining my life. I could not wait to rush through the day, or better yet, skip it entirely along with February. I lived for happy hour, the weekend, for summer. I lived for the future.
My old mindset; work hard, play harder. I was reckless with my time.
These days, I'm crystal clear about how I spend my time and who I spend it with. Now I am ruthless with my time, sure it requires strong time management acumen, but it certainly does not rule out spontaneity.
Let me save you the cliché quote about time, I am sure you already have one you love and a handful you loth. I will say this, getting intentional about my time was the catalyst for a shift in my mindset, moving away from living for the future to living in the present.
Simply put, it feels great to wake up satisfied with life on Monday and not want to fast forward through February.
This article was brought to you by Allyson Kukel, the founder of Rooted in Calm. If you or your team would like support in getting out of bed on Monday she would love to hear from you.