It’s Monday, you’re groggy and tired for no apparent reason. The day hasn’t officially started and you already feel like you’re in for a wringer. Either you’re not doing what you love, or you’ve been working your butt off for that dream career and you feel like you’re getting nowhere. Like you’ve been shoveling snow for god knows how long and then right when you thought you were done, a snow storm rolls in. On top of that, you feel like you’re not getting any younger, and you’re beginning to wonder if you’ll ever finally be doing something that actually fills you up rather than waste hours doing menial work that seems to slowly drain you of your life blood. You are hating Monday, life in general and yourself for not somehow escaping this cycle.
I get it.
I really do. I decided to write this post becuase I suffered an unexpected bout of Monday/Life/Self hate this morning because I couldn’t get Photoshop to unfreeze, and it put my creative production to a halt. That, for some reason, made me feel like the most incompetent person in the world, and I proceeded to engage in some highly emotional negative down talk, and started to reminisce about all the times that I have failed grossly.
Does anyone else do this? Someone tell me yes. Please.
If it was any other day, I can usually just take a coffee break and deal with stuff like a normal person. But on Mondays, I’m weird. I’m a Me-bully. For some reason, that day is when I am most susceptible to poisoning myself with self doubt and such mean spirited put-downery that would put even Regina George to shame.
To get through it, I absolutely HAVE to give myself pep talks. Monday Morning Pep Talks to be specific. I felt the need to share the one I gave myself today, because now that I feel better, I think it could possibly, just maybe, make you feel better and get back to the awesomeness that is you. (Don’t forget to hover your cursor over the bold text for some added pep)
THE MONDAY MORNING PEP TALK
Hey okay, calm down. Breathe.
It’s going to be okay, stop overreacting
Take a minute and take a walk.
Drink something sweet or caffeinated.
Ok now that you’ve calmed down, repeat these affirmations to to yourself.
Monday is not my setback. Monday is my starting point.
Monday is the day I plan this weeks success.
Monday is the day I make note of last weeks achievements .
Even at my worst, I always have the opportunity to produce my best.
I am in Control. I am Capable.
Most importantly, I have the ability to keep moving forward.
I will do one thing today and the rest of the week to fuel my dreams,
and fuel my creativity
I am in Control. I am Capable. I am a freaking boss.
Own Your Monday, ladies and gents ^.^
This is Victoria Faye ❤