Every single Sunday evening, I used to have a feeling of dread sink into my stomach. The weekend was about to be finished. In just 12 hours time, I would have to get up at 6am for a horrific monday morning.
If you are living for the weekend, you are wasting 71% of your life.
Please don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love the weekend. It’s a great time to relax, sit back, and enjoy life. However, so many people are holding their breath until Friday evening. That is not okay. Do you really want to waste 71% of your entire lifetime feeling miserable?
Here’s a few quick tips that you can apply to stop living your life for the weekend:
Stop having feelings about monday before it’s even begun
So many people have preconceived judgments that their monday will be horrific. They get a deep sense of horror when they realize that they have to attend work the next day. But instead of being pessimistic, develop an optimistic attitude. For example, consider going into work an opportunity to meet with your colleagues and strengthen/develop friendships.
Enjoy the simple pleasures in life to feel like a weekend.
What do you like doing on the weekend? Maybe it’s going to the movies, going out for dinner, or simply spending more time with the family. Try and incorporate those elements into your weekly schedule. For example, going to the movies on a Wednesday night as a mid-week treat.
Practice gratitude within your daily life.
On a regular basis, sit down and think about things which you are happy for within your life. Picture them within your mind so that you’re able to visualize the fruition of it. Whether it’s the health of your friends & family, business success, or anything else, regularly practicing gratitude will make you even more grateful than you currently are.
Love what you do every single day.
There’s an old saying that goes “if you love what you do, it’ll never feel like work”. By falling in love with your job every single day, it’ll give you the motivation and dedication to enjoy every second, and be absolutely pumped on a monday morning.
I genuinely believe that people who simply live for the weekend are putting their happiness on the table. If you’re able to fall in love with what you do, and have a positive attitude throughout every single day, you will stop living life for the weekend.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.