Monday’s are always hard for me. Monday’s mean the start to another work week and having depression makes that exhausting! I’ve gotten better at handling it and being able to pace myself although, I’m currently working two jobs and Monday’s are my longest days ! Today (September 9) is an especially interesting Monday because.. my best friend is headed to rehab!
Of course I am so happy and proud of him for taking this step, he deserves it! And I can’t wait for him to have control over his life again and to feel better, he deserves it! And at the same time I’m a sad to say goodbye, for the next 3 months I won’t have my best friend to text every day and make me laugh or talk about the great and not so great characteristics of our dogs!
Monday’s, or any day of the work week can be tough! The things that help me get through it all is reminding myself what my goals are and how this is helping me reach them. I also try to look at the situation as a challenge, I’m not a very competitive person but for some reason doing this really helps me! I feel much better at the end of the day after I met the challenge head on and succeeded. And lastly I have started to ask myself what I would say if it were my best friend in my situation- and I try to tell myself that I need to be my own best friend. This helps me to talk positively to myself and stay motivated.
What are some ways you cope with the work or school week?
What are your goals? Think short term and long term- really sit down and look at all the bits and pieces that will get you there! And be detailed!
What would you say to your best friend in this situation?
Ofcourse I am writing this as I am eating breakfast and preparing for a long day ahead! So i am bound to have mistakes throughout this post BUT nevertheless sharing my experience is also helping motivate me for this week! And I am hoping it can help you too!
Good luck this week! You are doing great! Even if you don’t feel like it!