Today was a doozy of a Monday. It was just one of those days where my alarm went off and I wanted to stay curled in bed. I skipped my run because I felt unmotivated and started the week off on the wrong foot. By 11am my brand new dress shirt had ripped down the seam in the back when I picked up a box. Like seriously ripped, from the shoulder down to the waist and shredded (embarrassing, much?). From there it didn’t get much better until it did.
I spent most of the day feeling stressed, consumed by my thoughts and worry. I worked myself up into a tizzy. Honestly, I was annoying myself (and Michael, bless his heart) and couldn’t get out of my own way. But then I forced myself to stop, to calm down and just deal with the day. It wasn’t perfect, and certainly not how I like to start the week but it’s what it was. And really, it wasn’t THAT bad. My own thoughts were making it THAT bad.
When I finally got home and was changing into my comfy clothes and letting the day fall behind me I couldn’t help but realize that I’d wasted so much time and energy, worrying and stressing about things that ultimately didn’t matter. I KNEW I’d work everything out it just wasn’t as convenient or simple as I’d hoped.
Ultimately, all that stress and worrying got me no where. So as we head into the week, keep it simple and worry less.
How do you keep it simple and worry less? How was your Monday?
Oh, and in case you were wondering…I went to the mall and bought a new shirt at lunch. Problem Solved.