Stop wishing it was Friday

24 October, 2017

Stop wishing it was Friday

At work the other day I got in the lift with a colleague from another department. After we exchanged the usual “hello, how are you?” she looked at me and sighed “oh well, it will soon be Friday!”

It was Monday!!!

Later on that day I was in the kitchen at work, making a well earned cup of tea, when I overheard a conversation that two colleagues were having about pensions. They had worked out how many working years they had left before they could retire and then “start living their lives” and were actually counting down the years.

Both of these conversations struck a chord with me. Surely we should be living for today and enjoying every moment rather than living for the weekend or the day we can eventually retire?

The truth is, we are never going to be as young and as healthy as we are today, so why not make the most of it?

If you don’t like where you are, move! You are not a tree!

If you find that you’re wishing it was Friday, why not make plans to do something nice on a weekday? There’s no reason why weekends should be the only fun days of the week.

Have lunch with a friend, go to zumba after work, treat yourself to a new notebook (see my other post about my obsession with notebooks), register for an evening class.. Don’t save all the fun stuff just for the weekends.

There is a saying:

find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life

If you really hate your job, make a plan to change your situation and then put the plan into action.

I appreciate that there are bills to pay, but if you’re in a job that you dislike so much that you are wishing your life away, then you should do something about it. There are always options.

Check out the job boards for the skills that you need and if you do need to up -skill why not enrol for a course? There are lots of courses that you can do online so you could even study on your commute!

Whatever your situation, make the most of everyday. Find something in everyday to look forward to, and to enjoy.

Don’t wish your life away wishing it was Friday. Find the joy in every day and be happy now.

You may also like

18 comments

Lauren 25 October, 2017 - 9:37 pm

I have been working on this sentiment over the past year. I found myself despising Mondays and even getting truly upset on Sunday nights – worse than it was when i was in school! It shouldnt be like that at all. I totally agree with this post, and while I would love to just quit my job and do what I truly love to do, everything takes time. What matters is that you work hard everyday for where you want to go and what your next step is going to be.

Reply
Lucy 26 October, 2017 - 6:44 pm

Its good to hear that you’re working towards where you actually want to be. In the meantime, find the joy in every day. Keep going Lauren! You’ll get there!

Reply
Christine 30 October, 2017 - 1:58 pm

Oh my, that hit me right on the head! I am your colleague in the lift, I walk into work Monday morning wishing it was Friday 🙁 But like you said, instead of wishing my life away, I should work on changing it. Thanks for this! Great motivation 🙂

Reply
Nina Christy 30 October, 2017 - 2:11 pm

I see this too…many unhappy people waiting…. I think we all at times forget to make the most of each day since we tend to get busy with routine tasks. But we need to remind ourselves that every days counts. Live them to to the fullest.

Reply
Taylor 30 October, 2017 - 2:21 pm

This was lovely and so true! As a student I do find myself wishing it were Friday way to much but I’m learning to apreciate each day (:

Reply
Lucy 31 October, 2017 - 8:41 pm

I loved being a student! Make the most of it Taylor!

Reply
Evelyn 30 October, 2017 - 7:14 pm

Thank you for this – way to remind us all to stay present. Each moment of every day is meant to be lived fully, as this moment is the ONLY one that really counts. Everything else is just a memory – or anticipation. 😀 I love what Ram Dass advices, “Be Here Now.” Blessings and gratitude, Evelyn http://www.pathofpresence.com

Reply
Mercedes Nicholls 30 October, 2017 - 9:39 pm

I totally agree with this post. Too many of us are living for Friday and the weekend when all we really have is now. We need to live in the present and make the most of this thing called life.

Reply
Jemma 30 October, 2017 - 11:48 pm

This is so true. I’m currently enrolled in an online class so I can finally get my dream job soon. Don’t want to be wishing it’s Friday every weekday forever.

Reply
Jaime Porter 31 October, 2017 - 12:01 pm

Love this post. I’m guilty of always looking ahead and not fully living in the moment. This is something I am working on!

Reply
Lisa 31 October, 2017 - 12:29 pm

So true, we can spend our life wishing the days away, thinking it will be better when, but really we do not know what the next day will bring. Seize the day, live fully and love well for tomorrow you might not get another chance.

Reply
Mirlene | Savory Thoughts 4 January, 2018 - 3:49 pm

You are speaking to me on this post. As a matter of fact, I posted on Instagram earlier today about how much I can’t wait for it to be Friday. I have three full time jobs; my blog, my 9-5, and home which includes hubby, three kids, and our four legged child. Fridays are the days I get rid of the 9-5. Everything takes time. I would love to get rid of the 9-5 permanently.

Reply
Dara 4 January, 2018 - 5:21 pm

This could be a new years resolution to think about: make every day exciting! I find myself always wishing the days, or even weeks, away because I am looking forward to something. I am now trying to look forward to every single day by finding the little things that make me happy.

Reply
Adrienne Bruner 4 January, 2018 - 5:25 pm

I love this! So many people wish their life away waiting for the next step that they don’t live the life “in the now.”

Reply
Payton 4 January, 2018 - 6:05 pm

This is so true!! I am really starting to get frustrated with the whole “waiting” for your life to happen/start. We have been trained for generations on how life is supposed to go. Go to school, get good grades, go to college, get a good job, get married, start a family, retire then start living. That life doesn’t work for everyone. We do we put so much pressure on it. We have to take action today! That is why I decided to start blogging! I want to have control over my time and my life. I want to bring in income and time freedom to live NOW. I only started blogging at hte end of October, but I am so proud that I have made a decision to not wait for life to happen. Everyday can be Friday! Thank you for sharing!

Reply
Doreen 4 January, 2018 - 6:12 pm

Oh I love this post☺. I am guilty of complaining about Mondays but after this post, I won’t complain again but be thankful for it☺. Thanks for sharing

Reply
Emily 4 January, 2018 - 7:24 pm

Love the advice ‘move, you’re not a tree’! Our son is a junior in high school and we’re already telling him to pursue something he loves so that he doesn’t dread work his whole life!

Reply
Nicole 5 January, 2018 - 2:24 am

This really resonates with me! My job is just a filler – it’s just paying the bills until I can get myself set up doing the things that I LOVE. My husband has a job like that – a job he loves – and I really hope I can achieve that one day. But for now, I’m going to spend time focusing on what’s good today, instead of always waiting for my ‘Friday!”

Reply

Leave a Comment