I know it can be very easy to become overwhelmed by just the thought of what Monday has in store.
For me the thought of it makes me want to jump back into bed and throw the duvet over my head (currently in bed avoiding the reality of time moving quickly and my shift starting eventually!) but I find once I am up and ready and have started on my jobs I am closer to where I want to be and who I want to be.
What helps me? So eventually I do actually get up out of bed and what I do is break it all down before I breakdown! Whether it be a day of housework, cooking, socializing, errands and chores I find it easier if I write it all down into one to do list. You’ll never know the joy of ticking things off the list. Chores as simple as ⚫️get out of bed. You know what; you did it! it was something you had to do, write that shit down and reward yourself for doing it because if that is the only thing you do today you did it and there’s an achievement in that! Some days if that’s all that you can do well done you! And once you’ve done that task cross it off and move onto the next one. Take your day one by one, don’t get stressed and overwhelmed by the entirety of the day’s list. Just focus on the one ahead of you and before you know it you will be at the end of the list and rewarding yourself for a job well done.
An important note to say if you don’t get everything done in a day that’s okay too, it is important to understand your limitations in that day, and when it’s too much it’s too much and that is just as important to know as it is doing it. So leave it for another day, take a break and if possible move onto the next task, if not, rest, rest and rest and it will still be there in the morning. The object of the game is not to get the tasks done they get done as a by product the object of the game is to not get stressed or overwhelmed. So one step at a time, write down what is eating away at you this Monday, what needs to do be done, what can be done and what can be left to another day. You’ll be surprised at the difference you feel after the simple task. And heck do what I do and write down ⚫️Write list as one of your to-do’s then celebrate the fuck out of achieving writing the list!! Mondays don’t have to be heavy, play with them, swear in the list, doodle in the list, make it the prettiest darn list you’ve ever seen and then ease into the work, put music on and if you can’t, put music on in your head, dance, relax, find moments in your Monday to enjoy and celebrate. If it’s a cup of coffee find the moment to pause and enjoy the coffee, if it’s dusting and wiping find a rhythm in it and enjoy the moment. Life is too short, Mondays come around way too regularly to stress over them, let’s find reasons to welcome them! Put down one thing you want to accomplish this week and let it simmer, put out the intention and watch it magically unfold this week. See you for wonderful Wednesday my love!