Thank God it’s…Monday? Seriously?

Now, before you think I’m Little Mary Sunshine who pops out of bed each morning with a smile on my face and is full of energy, let me put your mind at ease. That is so not me. I don’t even particularly like Mondays. It’s my busiest day in my day job. I get there early, stay there late.


Monday is the first day of the week. A new beginning. Kind of like a mini Happy New Year every seven days. Just as many of us set New Years resolutions, with goals and objectives to meet over the coming year, the same thing happens to me every Monday. It’s a new week to stick to my diet, to stick to my exercise plan, to meet my weekly page quota, whatever.

Mondays are the day to start over. I look over my calendar from last week and see all the things I didn’t do, all the items on my To Do list I didn’t cross off. It makes me feel kinda depressed and mad at myself for being under productive. But today is a fresh start. My To Do list is unblemished—all those items are just begging me to check them off. And this week, it’s going to be different.

Mondays are my day to say, “THIS week, I’m actually going to…”

So, tell me, what are you going to accomplish this week?

5 thoughts on “TGIM”

  1. We have guest so it’s hard to work out on this boat, but I’m walking about 3 miles a day when we are on land. Soon I will start my on boat routine.
    Thanks for sharing this🤗🤗😊

  2. Monday at 3:55 a.m. Hmmm. I’m up and continuing the annual cleanup of my home office. My goals are to: eliminate the clutter on all work surfaces before midnight, December 31st; Work with the plumbing company to get the leak in the main water line by the end of the day (hopefully, we won’t have to replace all 100 ft. of it.); go to massage therapy; stop by Fry’s on the way home for a few items; clean up the kitchen as soon as the plumbers are done; resume work on the comments from my critique groups for Southern Woman. Not necessarily in that order :).


    Hi Rebecca,

    I’m one of Lisa Norman’s website students and found your website through her link. Monday is the day I reaffirm I’m not going to repeat the dietary sins of the weekend. No sugar. No bread, potatoes or rice. This week I’ve actually made it to Wednesday without putting sugar in my coffee. Except for the usual lapse on Sunday, I’ve also stuck to the keto diet, and I’ve lost four lbs. since last Friday. For me, this is excellent! I also made it to the gym last Friday and seriously overdid it. I felt great afterward, but in serious pain by Sunday.

    All that said, I stay productive by getting up at 3:00 AM and writing or critiquing for about 7 hours. Then a short nap. Then housework and other chores. It’s good to be a retired engineer, but amazing how busy life’s become. I’m still transitioning to a second career in writing. Productivity and self-discipline are a lot harder without the structure and support system I took for granted in my previous career! I’ll look forward to watching your website grow and evolve.

    1. Getting up at 3 a.m.??? Yikes. I could never do that. But that’s great if it works for you. And congrats on the weight loss. Four pounds is a lot. Sometimes, it’s the little changes (getting rid of sugar) that have the biggest results.

      Thanks for checking by my website. It’s a work in progress and I’m still trying to decide what I want to do with it. 🙂

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