By Holly Small
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We all look forward to the weekends, even when we love what we do. Weekends are meant for relaxation, fun and freedom.

But, if you are waking up on a Monday morning and wishing the week away it’s time to change your situation.

I’ve been there, when the sense of dread kicks in on a Sunday night. For me this even lead to Sunday night insomnia. Monday morning rolls around and the first thing that comes out of your mouth is a groan followed by “I don’t want to go to work” usually said in a whingey, whiney tone. You spend the rest of your week counting down to the weekend only for it to all start again on Sunday night.

This is no way to live. You are wishing your life away.

Each day is filled with opportunity, we just need to be open to the possibilities when they present themselves.

It can be really hard to move forward when we are feeling stuck though. When we are in this zone, it’s easy to miss the opportunities that arise because we are too focused on what we don’t want or what’s not working in our lives to see the endless possibilities that surround us.

The first thing that needs to be addressed is your attitude. Make the conscious decision today to stop letting yourself get sucked into the negative cycle and stop the destructive self talk. This little pearl of wisdom from Louise Hay fits in beautifully: Begin to listen to what you say. Don’t say anything that you don’t want to become true for you. You are in control of your reactions to situations, how you think and how you feel. Once you’ve shifted your focus you can start to think about what needs to be done to change your situation.

You are the only thing standing between you and your dreams.

You’ve heard the saying ‘if you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting’. The same goes for our attitudes and thought patterns. If you keep thinking what you are thinking and feeling the way you are feeling, you’ll keep attracting the same things.

You, and only you, have the capacity to change your life. It may be that you are in a dead end job that offers no potential to grow. Perhaps you’re working in the wrong industry because it’s too hard to crack into the field that you would love be in.  Perhaps you love your job but it’s a toxic environment, or you’re working for an amazing firm but you’ve been lumped with a host of tasks or clients that are that are stifling your creativity. Maybe it’s not even work that is preventing you from being enthusiastic about your life. It could be something in your home life, who knows. As I always say, everyone’s wants and needs are different. The point is it is up to you to decide whether you are willing to continue wishing your life away or whether you are prepared to implement the changes that are necessary for you to live your life to the fullest.

In the words of Audrey Hepburn:

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy, it’s all that matters.”

So find what makes you happy and pursue it.  Open your eyes and look at the day ahead as a chance to continue creating the life that you want.  Wake up a live.

NB: Identifying the things that make you happy and your passions is step one and for some it’s easier said than done. Figuring out the path to get there is the next hurdle. Goal planning is a great tool and it’s one that I’ve used for many years to help me achieve the things in my life. Check out some of the posts by Mardy Penrose and Carolyn Jayne on goal setting and creating mindful goals.

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