Do you feel inspiration on Monday? Photo Source: By le vent le cri (Love you!), CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
It’s not always easy to find inspiration, particularly on a Monday. It may be that you had an amazing weekend away from work, and now your Monday is a bit stressful as you get back to the work schedule. Or, perhaps you are like me and look out the window at the sunshine and want to be out there in nature rather than finishing a deadline for a client indoors.
I often hear people complaining about Mondays. They explain that it’s not fair that the weekend was so short and how do days off go by so much faster than the working days? I don’t often feel this way as I am self-employed and therefore set my hours and working days. I do however know that time off can go by quickly when you relax your body and mind into it.
When struggling to find inspiration on a Monday such as today, I sometimes read quotes to help give me strength. Sometimes they are from websites devoted to uplifting quotes and other times I get them from social media posts. I also look at books for them.
Other times my inspiration comes in the form of a walk outside. I escape into nature and listen to the voices around me – the birds singing to one another and people talking as I pass by them. It’s never a dull moment when you do so. You may be like me and find you get new ideas for a project, seemingly out of nowhere, or that you simply feel so relaxed during your break that you return to your office in a better mood.
What other ways do you get your Monday inspiration?
For now, I am off for a walk outdoors. That dose of uplifting is what I crave at the moment. Later, it will be chocolate.
©2014 Christy Birmingham