Mondays are for moving…and so is every other day. I still find myself falling into patterns of ‘break mode’ on the weekends but I’ve reframed this idea over the years. My weekends used to be an escape from the week. In reality, I created escapes from my life. This was a dangerous trend and led me to miserable Mondays that would take lots of work to catch up by the weekend. I’d be so tired by the time Friday came that I’d sink back into escapism, drowning myself by chasing the next feel good hit from my brain through overindulgence in alcohol and/or weed and sedentary non-activities like watching tv. The cycle would repeat and repeat and I knew it wasn’t making me feel good but it wasn’t making me feel bad enough to want to put the work in to change.
I’ve found this the most dangerous place to be in my life. I tend to make meaningful changes in my life when I hit rock bottom but comfort has shown me to be an even scarier place. It slowly eats away at my confidence and my energy. Just like any other habit, good or bad, comfort becomes engrained and harder and harder to break out of. Comfort is great for survival but I don’t want to just survive. I want to thrive. I believe we all do. We sometimes lose sight of it though, and like myself, we all need a reminder.
If you’re feeling stuck and comfortable, I hope that this helps remind you of the times where you’ve accomplished something beautiful for yourself and the amount of discomfort it took to get there. I hope you can remember that sometimes the most comfort seeking habits you indulge in might one day provide you with one of the most uncomfortable feelings ever, regret.
May your Mondays be as beautiful as all of the days because today is the day. Today is always the day.