Most likely it’s the start of your work week, and also one of ‘the busiest’ days.
Even if you didn’t invest any time yesterday planning, preparing, and outlining what this week will look like for you (which I highly recommend on Sundays), you are still in control.
Here’s who/what is not in control: your emails, the fact that your co-worker is out (expectedly or not), the traffic, your clients, your ‘to-do’ list, your partners, employees, or your boss.
It’s up to you to make the decision not to allow anyone or anything else to control what you do, and how you do it.
Is this a trick of the brain? Is this some wu-wu positivity thing that Coach Matt says, but, doesn’t actually change anything in real life?
Not at all. You can change everything.
You can pick only the most important tasks to work on. You can select the things that further your career, and say ‘no’ to the things that don’t.
That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do any mundane tasks at all. But you don’t have to do them right now, or you don’t have to do them for as long, or you can ask someone else to do them.
You can make time to clear your head. To get to the gym. To leave work on time. To get up 15 minutes earlier so you can read just a few pages of that book that’s been sitting on your night table. Whatever it is, you do have time for it.
The ‘busyness’ isn’t going away. It’s up to you to decide whether you want to be like most people (who allow themselves to be consumed by it), or that you want to separate yourself from the pack, and destroy it.
It’s not a myth that you have a lot to do, a lot of people who depend on you, and goals to achieve. The myth is that you’re too busy to take charge of your life, right now.
There is no better day than Monday to do that.