Monday, August 1, 2011

Time for an Attitude Adjustment

I'm demanding myself to get an attitude adjustment. Pronto!

Every Monday, it never fails. I wake up and I dread that it's Monday because I have to drag myself to work. Usually by Wednesday the feeling of dread disappears and I'm on a high looking forward to my weekend. I love love love my weekends! On Saturday, I did some shopping and picked up some new running gear (t-shirts, shorts and a sports bra). I went to B&N and bought The Help because I want to read it before I see the movie. I spent most of the weekend reading it and I'm more than half way through. Yay! I also went to Sephora and picked up another tube of my favorite mascara, Dior Show, and some almond scented bath products. After church on Saturday night, I saw Crazy Stupid Love. That movie was hilarious. On Sunday, I woke up early and ran/walked 4.5 miles. My pace was all kinds of off but I didn't care, at least I got it done. Afterward, I showered with my new stuff, shampooed and deep conditioned. I cleaned the house and made a fabulous dinner of meatloaf, collard greens, rice and gravy and cornbread. I sipped on one glass of merlot and topped it off with a skinny cow ice cream sandwich. I watched True Blook and Entourage and carried my butt to bed.

I love my weekends.

Anyway, back to the attitude adjustment. I need to fix this ASAP. For real, if I didn't drag myself to this office every week I wouldn't be able to enjoy my weekends the way that I do. I need to get over myself. As I rode the elevator this morning, I made a mental list in my head of all the positive things about my job:

nice, safe building
free parking
good money
great benefits
nice people
flexible hours
ability to work from home when I want to
minimal travel
very little stress

What in the world to I have to complain about?



LadyLee said...

A guest minister at my church awhile ago said that sometimes you just have to book an appointment with yourself and have a talk with yourself about your attitude. I find this to be a good thing. Never thought of it like that.

I think of it as making the corrections to the steering wheel of my car so I don't run off the road. Adjustments in attitude are just as important. This post reminds me of such.

I myself have made a committment to work on this the rest of the year. We truly have nothing to complain about. I have met my career goals, over and beyond, and that is a good thing.

I think we are conditioned to feel this way. Monday gets a bad rap. It is a new day. Good things can happen on a Monday, same as any other day... It's a new day, never seen before or experienced before. That's what's important...

TJ said...

What a great weekend! Sometimes I have to shift my focus so that I can have a more positive outlook on things. I guess it's like Ladylee said with the course correction. It does keep me from going into the ditch.

Diva (in Demand) said...

Do you ever wonder when or how it became easier to have a negative attitude? I mean think about it....miserable Monday just rolls off your spirit doesn't it? And coming up with a list of things to be grateful for and happy with is like a great accomplishment in society.