Learn to Love Mondays!
Do you love or loathe Mondays? Does the thought of Monday fill you a sense of ‘sadness’? Is this because your weekend is over and that you now have to work for another five days until you get your next two days off?
Typically, this Monday, ‘moan day’ feeling hits many people within the working population, across the globe. For some it’s almost an innate fear of what you have to face as Monday morning dawns. It’s the realisation that, you; like so many others, actually dread going to work because you are unsatisfied and unfulfilled in the job you do. Does this sound like you?
Have you fallen into the ‘funnel of life’?
Think about it. A funnel is broad at the top, its sole purpose being to collect as much as possible. As you move down a funnel it gradually becomes narrower and narrower. Now take a look at the ‘funnel of your life’ in relation to the work that you do. What do you see? Is your funnel filling up with ‘everything’ but ‘nothing’ in reality? Is the work that you are doing just ‘clogging up’ your funnel? Does it stop your funnel being filled with a working lifestyle that is fulfilling and satisfying?
Are you ready to reverse your Monday feeling?
You do realise that you have the power to do this, don’t you? You can change the way you fill your funnel. Why, because you have access to an incredible portfolio of skills, talents and knowledge you have learned, developed and refined throughout your working life, some that you enjoy, and others not so. You will no doubt also have other talents, passions, interests and knowledge outside of your work that ultimately could help to unlock your true potential!
One of the first questions to ask yourself is: “Is there only one job to suit me?” When you think about what you are good at and what you enjoy, you can take steps to redefine how you can work, in effect, how you can ‘specialise’ in different things.
Choice will play a key role in helping you change your mind set.
Redefine how you want to work and then set about choosing how to develop greater knowledge in the different areas you are passionate about. This will help you focus on more of what you want to fill you funnel with.
As you begin to consider your new funnel of life, you will allow yourself an opportunity to free your mind from thoughts around only having one job. From variety comes choice. The choice that can give you the flexibility and control of how you spread what you do over days in your own ‘working week’. Think about it.
Stretch your thinking and challenge yourself to create a working life that suits you, it provides you with an income, and that from it you derive purpose, fulfilment and happiness. Fill your funnel of life with what you do want and say with passion: “I do love Mondays as much as Fridays!”