As every weekend comes to an end, I start to think about the last things I need to do…. one more load of laundry, putting dishes away, cleaning up the small piles that might have gathered, etc. All of these last minute chores can put a damper on my mood, especially when I start thinking about my (extremely) early wake-up call coming in just a few hours.
I am working on trying to find a way to preserve the more relaxed weekend attitude as the weekend turns into the work week. I think about the things I am grateful for, the things I want to accomplish, and what I can do for myself. I admit that this can be very difficult and I struggle to actually do what I just wrote some days. But I try to fit it in. Try to find the time. Try to find the mindset. And hope that I eventually just feel better even under stress.