I became aware this afternoon, as the light faded and dinner responsibilities approached, that my enthusiasm was waning and my shoulders were hunching a bit in anticipation of the week’s responsibilities. I then realized that the same feeling arrives every Sunday night. Like clockwork. I dread Mondays.
I almost always wake up Monday morning feeling guilty for something … for not getting up earlier, not prepping breakfast, that pile of dirty dishes on the counter, not getting enough client work done on the weekend so that I can be more attentive to the boys during the day … the list goes on. I can always find something! I don’t like the feeling of being behind before I even start, and I don’t even have to get to an office. It might be my particular issues, but is it Manic Monday for anyone else?
So, in an attempt to refocus before I beat myself up: What am I dreading this week, and what am I looking forward to? The dreading is definitely filing tax extensions before tomorrow night, and getting two client sites edited without losing too much sleep. The delights? Fynn having a week off from cello, so I don’t have to drag two boys and two cellos on the subway Thursday night! Also, dinner with visiting family on Saturday (mmm, homemade paella …) and a playdate tomorrow that includes mom-chat time with a friend I haven’t seen in ages. Just naming them makes the week look a lot more appealing, and gives me a bit of a push to get the “dreads” out of the way asap.
What are your dreads/delights for the week? Need to add a self-care delight to the list just to balance things out? Now’s the time!
Oh, and happy (Manic) Monday :)