When I first started my career, I used to hate Monday mornings. I was swept by the common belief that we all should hate Monday mornings as we all have to go back to work. The good old Monday Morning blues. It is so pervasive that the Comic character Garfield who does not need to work suffers from it.
Monday to me then was a reminder that I need to slog through another five days of nine to five. Pointless meeting and endless paperwork that does not bring much value. The typical reasons and excuses for hating Mondays.
Would it not be better if Monday is a start of a working week where I get to put food on the table and another opportunity provide for my family?
We all still have to start our Monday but Monday suddenly have more meaning. It is not TGIF (Thank God is Friday) but TGIM (Thank God is Monday).
It is a fact that we may not like all parts of our work. There will always be the politics and the stress when things are not going our way. Learn to accept what we cannot change. Learn to take control what we can control. Be the master of your emotions. Be the master of your perspective.
Stuck in a jam? Fine, I get to listen to my favourite radio station longer. Flight delayed? Good, I get to walk around the airport to keep up with my steps count. Got rejected for your dream job? Wonderful, I get to work harder and prepare for the next opportunity.
If you can change your perspective. You can change your world.