One day eight years ago, I walked into my corporate job and in the matter of 5 minutes I heard, “I’m so glad it’s Friday,” and “I made it to the end of the week.” Normally I would have echoed their sentiments, but not this time. I froze in despair at the thought of living the rest of my life for Friday. That was a sure sign that my time in that world was slowly coming to an end. When did we start speeding up our lives just for the anticipation of the end of the week? I vote we all start living everyday like it’s Friday; like it’s Friday for the rest of our lives.
For everyone who works a mundane, dead-end job and are just itching to get to Friday, I say find beauty and gratitude in each moment you are given because that dead-end job can lead to a new one if you set your intentions into motion. If you are waiting for Friday to feel alive and luminous, follow these 3 steps and you’ll be on your way to having more fulfilled days – even on a so-called dreaded Monday.
Step 1: Honor Yourself – You should be doing at least one thing a day that you absolutely love. Whether it’s reading a book, getting a massage, tasting one of your favorite foods or even just sitting outside in the sunshine; in some way you should be tending to the matters of your soul. I like to exercise a few times a week and some days I just get a cup of coffee and that little treat gives me a rush of excitement. I feel great when I’m doing something to honor my present mood and desires. The little things can really go a long way.
Step 2: Discover Your Labor of Love – We are all here to make a difference and whether you impact a handful or thousands, you’re still fulfilling your purpose. Think of yourself as a planet and realize that what you do will have an affect on the entire universe! When you work on your passion you will feel powerful and your day will be divine. If you currently have a not-so-appealing job, squeeze in time for your passion to make it through the tough days. I write daily because that is the foundation of my passion. Your labor of love is your creative outlet. Put it to good use and continue to expand those efforts and one day your passion could turn into a full-time gig.
Step 3: Positivity – No matter where you’re at in your life, there is always a bright side and let that be your guide. Focus on all the positive things that are going on around you, all throughout the week. For starters, just the mere fact that you’re alive makes you a hot commodity! Being thankful is the best way to bare witness to the beauty that surrounds you, and is you. Soon all of the negative thoughts that plague you will cease to exist.
Incorporate these simple steps and watch how quickly your entire week (not just Friday) will turn into divine, powerful, and energetic days!