As I sat at my desk this morning, all too familiar with this week looming ahead — the endless events, the early mornings, the late nights, the no time to cook so spending money on Mexican Caesar salads from Chop’t — I made a mental note that I had already created the negativity in my mind. I had already told myself “November 3rd? That week will suck. November 7th everything will finally be back to normal, but until then, I will just complain my days away because I deserve it.”
It’s November 3rd. And, while internalizing my thoughts about this week, I decided to make a change. So I took a post-it note and a pen and I wrote “no complaining”, underlined twice, and stuck that note right on my computer so there was no missing it, no pretending it wasn’t there. And when a co-worker started venting about someone else or some insane situation, I nodded my head and looked at that post-it, reassuring myself that this week is not just hard for me, it’s hard for everyone I work with.
And my life is not hard when compared to countless others. So stop complaining.
And Mondays don’t suck. Mondays are awesome. Really, Mondays are awesome.
I hope you had a terrific day.