What are your Sunday evenings like? I’ve heard a lot of people say that they hate Sunday evenings, because it means they’ll be going back to work in the morning. Are you one of those people who dreads the start of a new workweek? Do you get depressed just thinking about it? Do you wish you could push back the time?
If this sounds familiar to you, I hope you will think seriously about making some changes. I know this is a tough economy, and jobs are hard to find. I’m not suggesting that anyone quit a job. I’m just saying that each day is precious, and we don’t want to waste any of them being miserable.
It may seem overwhelming to try and change anything about your job, but think about it. Is there anything that you have the power to change about the job itself, or how you do the work? If not, what about your attitude? Are you focused on all the things you hate about working where you do, or are you focused on some of the things that are actually not that bad? The more you focus on problems, the more their negative impact increases. A change in attitude can make an amazing difference!
If you can’t change your job, and it’s just too stressful for a change in attitude to make it more tolerable, how about using some of your evenings and/or your weekends to go back to school or get some specialized training? If you could look forward to being able to make some changes in the future, it might be a bit easier to be patient with what you’re doing now. You could use this time to prepare yourself for a new career, or some type of advancement, when the economy improves.
Don’t just settle for being miserably stressed out every Sunday evening! We have more power than we realize to make our lives better. Look around and see what your options are for improving your work, your attitude, or your future. It might not be easy, and it might not be immediate, but change can happen. It begins with your willingness to do something different!
Until next time,