I wrote this note to those doing the Clean 19 challenge and thought some of you might benefit from it, too. 🙂 Coach M
Thank you for your feedback on the Day 7 email. Please let me know if there is something I can do to help you move thorough this journey with more fluidity.
So, it’s Monday. Many people dread this day of the week. Why its seen as such a big turd? I am fortunate to have a job that I enjoy and I’m actually pretty thankful that every day is not Sunday. After all, what would be special about Sunday without the contrast of Monday?
Often times we want the week to hurry up and finish so we can get to the weekend. We grasp at something other than what we have, and much of what is in front of us is taken for granted. As we are “working for the weekend” we spend most of our lives wishing we were somewhere else, doing something else. Then, we go and wonder where all the time went.
Take a moment today, as you are toiling away at something that you don’t love to do, and try to freakin’ LOVE IT. Get into cutting that vegetable. Fire up about that glass of water or tea! Find zen in that crowded parking lot, in that crazy traffic. Mindfully change your thought process about things you usually take for granted, or even things that usually piss you off. In doing this, you will change the way you see the world. What you saw as mundane will become a little more special. Pissy things won’t be such a big deal. Allow moments to happen and appreciate them as they actually are, rather than through a clouded lens that demands things your way. Let “Monday” moments happen and soak them up for all they are, and all they are not.
I say these things to you as I say them to myself. Some people don’t have the luxury of a glass of clean water. Some don’t have a vegetable to cut, or a car to get pissed about parking. If you have taken my boot camp classes you have heard me say “some people don’t have legs” when people get tired (or bitch about burpees). Appreciate life for what it is, and your world will change for the better. You might just change the world for the better while you are at it. If that isn’t an opportunity to give Monday a hi five, I don’t know what is.
I hope this inspires you to make the second week of this challenge as fulfilling and worthwhile as it should be. Below are a set of quotes to inspire the best in you.
All the best,
Relax. Nothing is under control. – Adi Da
I live by letting things happen. – Dogen
Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. – Pema Chödrön
You are exactly where you need to be. – Unknown
Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. – Eric Hoffer