Sunday, August 14, 2016

Don't be Garfield, embrace Monday

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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More often than not when Sunday night gets here I start dreading Monday morning. Admit it, you probably do to. If you don't, I applaud you. My favorite feline, Garfield, has hated Mondays for nearly 40 years. But now I am trying to look at the glass as being half full or in Garfield's case, the lasagna pan. Embrace Monday and look at it as a fresh start to set and achieve new goals.

Entrepreneur, author and internet personality Gary Vaynerchuk has said on his shows to stop living for Friday night. It makes sense. We have to create our own happiness. I don't dread Mondays because I hate my job or my life. I just want more. The reality is my life is half over and there's a lot still left for me to do. Creating a life where you don't hate Mondays and just live for the weekends will make you and those around you more happy.

Work family on National Selfie Day
My alarm goes off at 1:25 a.m. Monday through Friday. I love my job and my coworkers. I'm doing more after work hours that I enjoy too. I don't come home and nap or veg out online for hours on end anymore. Blogging, podcasting and creating YouTube videos and other content for My 1-2-3 Cents (and others) have become my new norm. Pair that up with doing things around the house (not as much as I should be) and spending quality time with the family and it makes for many long days. 

Focused on blogging
But I wouldn't trade it for anything. Slowly but surely I am achieving my goals in the blogging world and still working hard in my career as a journalist. The only thing I wish for now is more hours in the day. Since that's not going to happen, I've eliminated some of the time wasting activities from my life and focused more on what's important. So if I don't respond to a Words with Friends request or know what's happening on the latest TV show; you'll understand. Thanks to all who have had my back along the way. It's a team effort. 

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