Work Smart Wednesday: Reality Bites. Or Does It?

Work Smart Wednesday – Repositioning Your State of Mind

We ALL can relate to what I’m about to say.  Sunday night blues – caused by the reality of Monday. 

Monday is a reality.  Your responsibilities are a reality.  If it’s not going so well, and you don’t look forward to Mondays, you’ve got some analyzing to do.  Is it temporary?  Has it been going on for awhile?  Whatever the case, you need to address it.  Dig deep and figure out why – and determine the next steps.  This is most of what I talk about in my Work Smart Wednesday posts.  But how do you get through the now?

It all depends on how you look at it.  This post is not another ‘keep your chin up and get through it.’  Rather, it’s an acceptance of your current reality and how you are responding to it.  Notice I said ‘current reality.’ Don’t let it be your forever. If the situation is bad, accept it as that. Isolate it. Categorize it as temporary.  Don’t give it any more energy.  It’s draining you.  Making it harder to get through it.

Reposition it in your mind.  The reality is that you GET to make a change.  The reality is that you’re taking control. The reality is that it’s no longer controlling you. The reality is that it’s going to get better.  It won’t be like this forever.  And, that looks pretty good. So you’ve just turned your reality in to good.

Scared?  Of course.  But, I again refer to one of my favorite quotes from Wide Awake by Erwin McManus – “Imagine your life on the other side of fear.”  What does it look like when you’ve actually made a move? Done wisely, you can ask yourself “What have I got to lose?  Misery?  I’m okay with losing that.”

So next Monday rolls around.  There are two ways to approach it.  A) You can go into it with the mentality that this is your life and I’m going to be miserable or B) Change is coming and it’s going to get better.

I vote for B.





Combining his love of food and communications, Rod is a marketing guru with extensive experience in the healthcare, restaurant and luxury services industry. Rod’s special talent is cooking. He makes magic in the kitchen by relying on fresh foods and unique flavors. He is married to Beth, and together they have two little girls. Rod and Beth have the perfect Live Pretty partnership: he cooks fabulous dishes and she creates the beautiful ambiance that combines to make their events special and unforgettable.

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