I woke up the other day thinking it was Friday. 🎉For folks who work those Monday through Friday weeks, you know what I’m talking about. It feels good😍 to wake up on a Friday. There’s this 🎁gift of the weekend just a few hours away. It’s the light at the end of the tunnel. It is the icing on the workweek 🎂cake.
I wasn’t looking forward to anything in particular. I didn’t even have special plans for the weekend. I just didn’t have to set the ⏰alarm. I could sit on my couch- drinking ☕coffee and eating dry cereal from the box while reading a 📚book or surfing the💻 internet on Saturday morning. I could throw on sweatpants, yank my hair into a messy bun, and maybe go to 🎯Target. That’s about all I had on the list- and it was going to be glorious.🙌
Then, I realized it was Thursday. 😱UGH!
Here’s the thing- there’s nothing wrong with Thursday. It just wasn’t Friday. That special Friday feeling was gone. I became 😴sluggish. I might have even moaned for a second.😬
You know what, though? That Thursday was fine. I had a good day with my students.☺ I laughed with my co-workers. Ken and I watched Angelina play volleyball.☺ We all got🍧 ice cream after the game.☺ I just needed to reset my thinking. Thursday would be alright.
💥”You have been assigned this mountain to show others how it can be moved.” ~Mel Robbins
Our oldest daughter is one of the 28,000 🏰Disney cast members waiting to see if she has a job after all of the layoffs are announced. Working for Disney is the sole reason Mia is in 🌴Florida. She did an internship with the Disney College Program, which is currently not in operation due to the😷 pandemic, and found a career there. The girl worked her way up from 🎢ride attendant at attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to Coordinator in Fantasyland and on Main Street USA. This dream job could come to an abrupt ❌end any day, and there’s nothing she can do about it- except wait to hear the news.
Truth be told- I’d be freaking out. I’d be upset and worried and 😢sad and probably even a bit 😠mad. Thankfully, Mia has a different outlook. Here’s her take on it: if she is not laid off, Mia recognizes that she is fortunate to have a job she loves.😍 If she must go, she feels like it’s a sign to move to the next chapter in life.🌟
You see- it’s all about your mindset.✨ The way we choose to see things happening to us colors our reactions. Mia understands that this is not about her performance on the job. There isn’t a change of💜 heart for the company she loves. She isn’t the only one affected by job loss in 2020. Her own brother is still laid off from 🎭Broadway in Chicago with no hope of live theatre anytime in the near future. These are unprecedented times. It can be challenging to keep negative thoughts at bay. Still, we must search for the ✨positives- however small they may seem.
We’re all going to face challenges. 🌟We’re going to second-guess our decisions.🌟 We’re going to wish for different outcomes. 🌟Our mindset is everything.🌟 Sit back and evaluate your circumstances for a minute. Are you feeling stuck? Do you need to reset your thinking? Your mindset affects the significant parts of life as well as the little ones.💯 You might be going through a possible job transition, like Mia. You could simply be upset that you ordered the 🍗chicken instead of the 🍤fish, and unable to enjoy the meal because of it. How do you see your 🌎world? Does it need an update?
Another big question is- can you change your mindset by yourself? Maybe, and maybe not. There’s no shame in reaching out for help as you sift through the tough stuff in life. Open up to your family and friends.⬅ Read some self-help books (maybe even try mine- http://bit.ly/LIFEGUARDBOOK). ⬅Find a counselor. ⬅Did you know that there are virtual therapists on websites like talkspace.com and betterhealth.com?
💥”If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~Wayne Dyer
What if we remember our mindset? Everything begins within your mind. Fill it with goodness and courage and love!💖