It's now July 5th. I know right, it sucks, that mini-vacation went by way too fast. So you know what that means? It means it's time to get back to work and continue grinding it out towards your goals. Relaxation is great when you truly deserve it. Relaxation is also very dangerous. It puts you in a state of mind where your worries are left behind and everything just seems SWELL. Until it's time to get back to reality. There's a shift in your mindset when you're working towards your goals to when you're sitting back and just enjoying life. Getting back to work after a day off for the holiday feels like you just got hit by a mack truck. It feels like you're jet lagged, am I right?
Here's the secret: It's all in your head.
You see, the thing is, a lot of people use the day after to "recover". The first day back after a "vacation" is THE WORST. It's the day people use to complain about being back at work. It's the day people use as an excuse to take it easy & just go through the motions. You know how you overcome ALL of those feelings? YOU BLOCK THEM OUT. ACCEPT THE FACT THAT YOU'RE BACK TO WORK AND WORK YOUR FACE OFF. Why? The feeling of being productive will take over and you'll forget that you even took a break to begin with.
There's not a moment in time, no matter what day it is or what time it is, that my goals aren't on my mind. Developing this mindset helps keep me motivated, committed and ready for everything that comes my way. My goals keep me up at night. My goals leave the gears in my head constantly turning & I wouldn't have it any other way. Just remember that you control your thoughts. Having full control of your thoughts allows to be in control of your feelings as well.
I'll tell you one thing though, the WORST thing you can do is take an unnecessary day off from your regular routine. Do what you have to do to mentally prepare for the next day. Whether it's the same morning you go back to work or the day before, staying ready so you don't have to get ready is SO important for your progress.
You want to know the worst part about all of this is? This is every Monday for a lot of people. Their mindsets change the minute the weekend hits(maybe even a couple days before). Then they wonder why every Monday ALWAYS drags(Wait...you mean it's not Friday yet?). Now, obviously I'm not saying the weekends aren't supposed to be enjoyable. What I AM saying is, constantly thinking about the big picture of what you want to accomplish, what you're working towards, and why you're staying consistent towards your goals will help keep you on track & kick those Monday & Post-holiday blues to the curb ASAP. Why complain? The negativity is all around. Might as well add to it right? Wrong. It's not worth your time and certainly not worth your energy.
Focus on what can be done today. Focus on what you can accomplish today that will allow you to be further along in the pursuit of your goals tomorrow.
Change your mindset, change your life.
Another day, you can go ahead and make excuses, slack off and do the bare minimum OR TAKE INITIATIVE AND STRIVE TO DO BETTER.
Doing both isn't an option.