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.