Monday: The Non-Existent Day Of Dieting, Organisation and Accomplishment
We aren't very good at living in the moment. I say we, because although I may just be talking for myself, and only myself, I have a funny feeling that I am not. As a generation, we suck at living in the moment. We put things off, forever waiting for the new chapter in our lives to begin. For me, Monday is a day I talk about a lot, but that never seems to materialize in the way I expect it too. I'm waiting for the start of a new week, for the sun, for my move in date. I'm waiting to pick up my camera again, I'm waiting to lose weight, to have more time. I'm always waiting, and very rarely doing anymore, and in some way or another, I think we are all guilty of this.
My Monday is not a weekday anymore, it's an ideal. My Monday is the day when I start my new healthy lifestyle, where I organize my life entirely and can still tucked be up in bed by 9pm. Monday has lost all ability to exist alongside Tuesday as a normal day, and instead now represents everything I want my life to be. I'm not alone in this. In the same way we all want to transform our lives on January 1st, research shows that more people start diets, quit smoking, even make doctors appointments on a Monday. There is even a spike in health queries across Google at the start of the week, which dwindles as the days go on. That dwindle is not limited to Google. I dwindle, and you probably do too. Whether or not we start our new lives on Monday as planned, by the end of the week, we've fallen into old routines and reverted to what is at the moment the 'easy life'. We will always revert to the familiar, to the simple, to the lesser life for a little bit less work.
I am no longer waiting for Monday to diet, I have no reason to wait for the sun to visit the park and I fully intend on making the most of every single day. If there is one thing we can take from the atrocious events in the last three months, it's that nothing about life is constant. Our time here is not unlimited, and one day we will regret the weeks we lost, counting down to Monday.
Never leave for tomorrow, something that you can do today.