Does the week really start on Monday?

"Working for the Weekend."

This United States cultural practice revolves around the somewhat standardized work week most have. Monday through Friday, we cyclically go to and from our places of work, with Saturday and Sunday most often being days off. Some industries go Tuesday through Sunday. Others, two weeks on with two weeks off.

Regardless of the work-off schedule, this really isn't about Monday as a day. It's about Monday as a concept. Monday marks the beginning of the work week, and for some reason, it's a bad thing. 

Monday tends to be talked about most negatively above any other day of the week. Why? Because socially it is the end of MY time and the beginning of MY time being given to someone else. I no longer get to do what I want.

So when we look at our lives, are we looking at the separation of MY time and other time? Are our lives in constant pursuit of OUR time, so much so that we miss what is going on each day?

Working for the Weekend is a dangerous mindset, one that thwarts opportunities to enjoy each day. If we just focus on getting to a certain point, we miss the process along the way. Even more, we miss all of the smaller things in life. 

When was the last time you sat down to eat after work and thought, "it sure is nice to have a house with walls and a hard floor?" When was the last time you were driving to work and thought, "it sure is nice to have a car of my own to get to where I need to be each day?" Both of those realities are not consistent around the world. Many people do not have housing built to United States standards and cars are definitely not standard issue everywhere.

Today is Sunday, and most of us go to work tomorrow. Today's mission is to enjoy today, wake up, and enjoy tomorrow. If we make the decision today, we may find ourselves noticing things we like at work.