I don’t know if you have ever woken up and the first thing you thought of was- oh crap, I have work today again. And for a few minutes, you moan on the bed, toss and turn, curse the fact that you have to get off the comfort of your blanket and go to work, shed a few tears (to add dramatic flair) and at the end of it all, you still get up.
Yes, you still suck it up, kick the sheets off of you, get it in the shower, or if you live like me, get a bucket filled with water into the bathroom and pour it all over you. You look in the mirror while repeating in your head, “I don’t have to look like what I feel“, put on a bold lipstick, some powder and eyeliner, brew your cup of coffee or tea, sip it while chatting with your fellow co workers about the heartbreaking fact that it’s another working day.
Then you pick up your bag, walk out the door, ready to go get some money into your account and ace another working day. How many days have you felt this way?How many days have you felt bad for feeling this way?
The point is, it is okay to take a moment and get a grasp on your emotions, we can’t conquer what we don’t allow ourselves to feel, what we always deny, so why not take the moment to grieve, accept the fact that you are tired and remind yourself, why you are doing it in the first place.
It is okay to be tired and frustrated and sad and down, you wouldn’t be human if you never felt that way. It doesn’t men you are ungrateful, it’s simply taking time out to feel your God given emotions as a human being. And in the words we of the writer, John Green, Pain demands to be felt.
A quote I found recently goes:
We have all gone home in tears, we have all second guessed why we do what we do, we have all felt like failures at time, we have all wanted to quit at some point, just remember– You save lives, you comfort the sick. You can’t expect that to be easy.
This is the start of a beautiful new week with so much potential to be a great one. So, take a minute before you set foot out the door, soak in the positivities, deal with the negatives, and most importantly, remind yourself why you are doing it in the first place. I mean, not wanting to be broke is a pretty good motivator.
On that note, I pray the coming week is filled with amazing memories, a filled up account, wise money spending decisions, lots and lots of laughter, and of course, a cup overflowing with coffee.
Take care… until next time.