We are at that point in our lives where our kids' schedules keep us busier now then we ever could've imagined we'd be and we sure complained about being busy before kids. I've said this a few times this baseball season that I feel like I barely have time to work, my job is getting in the way of my kid's busy schedule. I know I'm not crazy for thinking that because you know it's the truth. Checking off the daily to dos is not easy to do within an hour or two after work, but somehow we do it. It might all be done last minute and coming in hot as we again race to beat the clock but we get it done.
Lucky for us though, and I know this isn't the case for everyone out there, we get two days off every week from work. We get a weekend to recharge, get the stuff done and regroup before the week begins again. BUT we may need to point the finger at ourselves for blinking and missing the weekends though. What so many of us are guilty of is only taking advantage of one of those days. On Saturday we're feeling good, feeling relieved, feeling liberated and feeling like we can conquer the world because we have the time to do it. Then on Sunday we get stuck in this "Smonday" mode and we let ourselves become consumed with the pressures of Monday and we spend our last day off filled with anxiety thinking of all the things to come. We waste the day away ourselves, we make the choice to worry and stress instead of embrace and relax. We're robbing ourselves! We've earned these two days to do with whatever the heck we want. We need to be capitalizing on every minute we have for ourselves and our families instead of succumbing to our daily pressures.
"Don't let Monday ruin your Sunday!", the wise words of my friend Traci. I love when she preaches this. These words always seem to come out of her mouth when she's trying to convince me to do something fun on a Sunday. :) Who doesn't need a friend like that?! Smonday Schmonday!