I feel like my Mondays start on Sunday sometimes.

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Registered: 06-06-2001
I feel like my Mondays start on Sunday sometimes.
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Mon, 05-05-2014 - 2:56pm

There are literally times when I have a short weekend due to travel for work, but even this past weekend, before a week where I hopefully won't be traveling at all, I realize I spend Sunday nights worrying about Monday mornings. Does this happen to you? I don't want to do that because it feels like I'm wasting my weekends, when I should be relaxing and recharging for the busy week ahead. I really noticed it yesterday evening when I was on the phone with someone and asked him about the workload he expected to be coming up this week; he told me, "It's still the weekend--I don't want to think about that yet."

I guess being cognizant of worrying is a step to stopping the worry, but if you all have any other tips, please share them!

Have a good and productive work week!

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Liz


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Tue, 05-06-2014 - 1:24pm

The best way to not think about something is to preoccupy yourself with something else. Do something physical that you have to think about (hiking a difficult hill, doing off-road biking where you have to be aware of your surroundings, learn to tango) whether it be working out or getting involved some other way (mentally and physically) do something unrelated to work that will keep your mind off it.  You were right when you said you have to be cognizant about not worrying, but it's easier when you are doing something that you have to think about while doing it.  Mindless chores usually don't help unless you have loud music blasting and you're singing along with it.  ;)

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

.  -Albert Einstein

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Registered: 05-06-2014
Tue, 05-06-2014 - 9:48pm

ItChick is spot on with her advice.

Every monday I feel like I am shot out of a cannon (Hunter Thompson style)-- no joke.  So it's only natural i would start obsessing Sunday night about the day ahead. 

I "get busy" and turn this time into me-or-family-time.  Jump on the precor eliptical, hot bath, prepare a culinary masterpiece, delve into an all consuming project, the suggestions are endless.

If I find myself revisiting Mondays Madness I remind myself that I don't get paid to think about work on Sundays.  And my family deserves better from me.

Living in the moment!

Nadine

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