I usually like a perky post of a Monday. And to be honest I usually feel quite perky on a Monday (aside from the yuck it's Monday thing of course). The start of the week feels promising, a bit exciting with lots of time to get things done. Today, though, it feels a bit grey, a bit cold and we are back to the usual routine. Generally I quite like routine. But today it feels dull and monotonous. I'm a bit disappointed because I've made plans and lists galore for this year and was so excited to get started. Perhaps psychologically I am thinking I have to do it all this week (yikes!). It's also partly, I suspect, because I have spent the last couple of weeks thinking 'O, I can sort that out when the holidays are over'. And now they are. Properly over. End of procrastination time.
So, what to do? I guess the biggest lesson I learnt last year was from Steven Pressfield who simply says, do the work. No matter how you are feeling, show up and do the work. I can't say it avoids the dips and the blahs but it really does provide a way through them and whilst you might not be producing your best work, you are at least staying productive and keeping on top of the negativity.
So that's it. Today I am doing the work, hoping for sunshine and wishing you a happy, productive and blah-free Monday.
Have a good one. :)