Mondays are my favorite day of the week.
It wasn’t always that way, though. For a long time, I would dread the arrival of each new work week. I would find myself living for my days off.
If you currently find yourself dreading your work week, it’s time to ask yourself these four questions:
1.) What is good about my current job?
It’s easy to focus heavily on what is not going well. Something has to be going well, or you wouldn’t still be there. What are the positives? Shifting your focus to what is good will immediately put you in a better state of mind.
2.) Am I okay with spending 71% of my future doing this job?
If you’re working five days a week, you spend 71% of your days at your job. So if the bad outweighs the good, it’s probably time to start thinking about making a change.
3.) What does making a change for the better look like for me?
Do you just need to make a few small adjustments? Or is it time for a complete career overhaul? Map out the steps you need to take to make your goal a reality.
4.) What’s the first tiny step you can take today in the right direction?
What you water grows. If you don’t take regular action to make a change, nothing is ever going to change. Are you overwhelmed by the idea of taking the first step? That means you need to break it down into even smaller steps until the first step no longer feels overwhelming.
Everything is probably not going to change overnight, but you’ll feel so much better if you start taking daily action to improve your situation. 💪
Just knowing that you are actively taking action to make a positive change will make your current situation so much more tolerable as you actively continue to make daily progress toward your goal.