It’s the day we all dread. Waking up on a Monday can be tough. Most of us have a five-day work week ahead of us, and we know the start of a new week means new projects, new chores and a new list of to-dos to tackle.
I sat down to write this article after I had been working at my desk for a little over an hour. I was frustrated with the amount of emails flooding my inbox, and annoyed with a coworker who had a bucket of weekend complaints to share with me. To top it off, I realized it’s only Monday.
Shortly after getting myself all worked up, I stopped what I was doing and reminded myself the outcome of a day’s work is all in my hands. Monday means it’s the start of a new week. Complaining, worrying, and even getting frustrated isn’t going to change anything at the end of the day. So I decided to brainstorm a list of reasons why I can be thankful today, and I think it applies to the vast majority of us: