Hi there! Welcome to the Drawn to DIY Launch Week.
I'm so glad you're here because I'll be sharing EIGHT posts to kick start this new blog. You're currently reading post #07 so feel free to like, comment, and share. Thank you for being here!
In case you missed it, I shared a beach-themed DIY last week.
Today, it's Monday.
Ever since I was little, I have always hated Mondays. Not only does it mark the beginning of school or a workweek, it also officially ends the weekend. It would mean five long days until I get to go out of town, go to the beach, go hiking, or do anything fun again. And so, my weekends became more and more special, leaving weekdays something to be less desired, to say the least.
That is until I started listening to audiobooks.
I actually only began listening to audiobooks at the beginning of this year. I've been more into reading actual books or listening to podcasts but that one month free trial from Audible caught my attention. Not only did I get two free audiobooks upon signing up, but I also got discounts for the succeeding audiobooks I purchased.
Anyway, I think the so-called self-development audiobooks I've been listening to are working. I've been analyzing my thoughts, my actions, and my habits more and more (hence, the blog). So I wanted to share with you a simple realization I had about Mondays.
If you know this already, my apologies. I mean I knew this also before but it was only recently that I really knew this:
Mondays may mark the beginning of the week whether for school or work, but it is simply another day of the week. You know how they say we sleep 1/3 of or lives? Well, Mondays are 1/7 of our lives!
I realized that I didn't want to waste 1/7 of my life with a bad perception/attitude. I spend way too much time on that during other difficult situations already (like being in line at the DMV, at the dentist, stuck in LA traffic, and so on).
So I made this simple free printable to remind me/us to begin thinking of Mondays differently. Hopefully we'll be reminded that instead of Mondays marking the end of the fuuun weekend, it can be the beginning of a new week, a new slate, and a new opportunity instead. Each Monday, or Today, is yours after all.
How do you cope with Mondays? Do you listen to audiobooks? If yes, what do you recommend?