Case of the Mondays

Do you wake up every Monday with a “case of the Mondays?”  I do and it has to stop.

I woke up this morning, even though I’ve started reading in “Say Goodbye to Survival Mode,” and Crystal is trying to help me NOT do this,  I woke up this morning with that same anxiety that I get every Sunday night and Monday morning.  “I do NOT want to go to work today.”  “HOW IN THE WORLD am I going to be able to get everything done?!”  “Look at this bazillion things I did NOT get done this weekend!!” “And I need to add finishing cleaning out the office to the list, and this to the list, and this, and this, and this…”  AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! But I am also thinking, I can’t wait until Joe gets up so that we can do this:

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The mornings are my favorite time of the day.  Ben and I get some quiet time just the two of us before Joe gets up.  And when Joe does get up, he’s super snugly when he drinks his milk.  I hate it when I’m stressed and distracted.  I don’t want that negativity to have an impact him.

So my first to-do item of the day is to throw away my to-do lists I have scattered around the house on scrap pieces of paper, on the dry erase board and in my journal.  And I’m going to work on my priorities list that Crystal talks about in Chapter 1. The first part of Chapter 1 of “Say Goodbye to Survival Mode” really spoke to me last night.  I have got to chill out and prioritize what is really important.  Stuff like this:

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