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Here’s Why I Love Monday’s And Hate Hump Days

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If you are waking up on Monday morning and dreading going to work then Houston we have a problem. I know many of you feel like that every Monday.

Monday

Me personally, I bloody love Monday. Mondays are the start of a new week and the end of the weekend. If I’ve played the game right, I’ve spent enough time relaxing on the weekend to hit Monday morning with a spring in my step.

I’m fired up and ready to hit the ground running on Monday morning because I love what I do. No one has to force me to do anything because I make my own decisions. The moment something is no longer fun or fulfilling, I drop it like a sack of potatoes (my grandpa used to say that).

Hump day

Then there’s this hump day BS. I don’t get it and it must be “A Thing.” Wednesday is supposed to be hard because it’s the middle of the week. Do you mean to tell me that you work two full days and your bloody exhausted and upset about that?

Come on seriously? Try working seven days straight in the emergency room of a hospital. I’ve met some cool people that do that and it’s way bloody harder that sitting in an office and staring at a computer screen for eight hours.

“Wednesday should be just as good as Monday was. If it’s not, Houston we have a problem”

There may be a bigger problem

If you don’t love Monday’s and hate Wednesdays, then there is something else going on. There should be a siren going off in your head telling you it’s time to make a change. The top 1% of successful people don’t hate these two epic days.

You have to realize that and stop thinking that’s it’s normal to hate on these two magical days where you get to work on your dream. When you get home from the office, that’s when you need to work on your side hustle.

If you come home from work pissed off because of what day of the week it is then you’ll have zero energy to put in work after hours on a pet project that could become your future. I get asked all the time how I find time to blog.

It’s not that hard guys and girls. I’m doing what I love so how could I not find the time? I’ve quit worrying about what day of the week it is and decided to live with passion 24/7.

“I’ve decided not to do crap that makes me pissed off, frustrated and lack motivation”

I’m not better than you I’ve just made different decisions. This post is not about me telling you how much of an amazing boy scout I am with some pretentious advice handed down from the “Oh great one, Tim Denning.” I’m not some guru that has all the answers.

The point

What I am telling you is real simple if you’ll just break your own pattern of lying to yourself and get focused on what you want. What makes you feel on top of the world? Come on we all have at least one thing that gives us that feeling.

Find it and then use it to help you kick some ass in life. I’m tired of complainers and people that don’t take action. All the answers are out there you just have to go find them for yourself.

Sooking about the day of the week is for losers and nobody reading this fits into that category. I don’t write for losers; I write for people that want a better life and are looking for inspiration and strategies that will take them there.

I write for people that love Monday’s and don’t acknowledge this lame ass term called “hump days.” Get out there and show the world what you got. Throw your excuses in the bin and quit complaining. You’re so much more than you think you can ever be.

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Tim is best known as a long-time contributor on Addicted2Success. Tim's content has been shared millions of times and he has written multiple viral posts all around personal development and entrepreneurship.You can connect with Tim through his website www.timdenning.com

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The Importance of Motivation in the Concept of Sociology

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All my childhood, I studied hard and got good grades because I was motivated to escape my mother’s disappointment and wrath on failure. Others in my class were motivated by their desire to excel and get into a good college. Still, others were doing it to maintain their social status and to be recognized as excellent students. The word “motivation” holds a different meaning for different people, as what motivates you may not be sufficient for me and vice versa.  (more…)

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20 Science-Backed Ways to Stay Motivated (Infographic)

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Motivation is something we all strive to have, but can also be one of those feelings that’s hard to keep. Whether we’re attempting to reach a new fitness goal or trying to stay motivated in our role at work, sometimes that motivation just isn’t there. You feel motivated for a while – you’ll listen to podcasts, read books, keep yourself accountable – but then it’s lost. You feel so much energy at the start, then feel yourself slowly losing that inspiration. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. (more…)

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How To Create Everlasting Motivation To Achieve Your Goals

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If you’d like to learn how to consistently motivate yourself so you can achieve any goal you want, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown.


People are always waiting for motivation to strike them before they start working on their goals. However, waiting for motivation to come to you before you start working is an unreliable method if you want to consistently work on achieving your goals. (more…)

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8 Things You Can Do Right Now to Get Your Motivation Back

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Welcome to our new normal. A time in our lives that a year ago we certainly didn’t see coming that most of us probably wouldn’t have chosen for ourselves; but here we are. As the days away from each other carry on and more and more bad news comes our way, it’s easy to lose your motivation and waste energy doing things that aren’t helpful like worrying and fighting with people on the internet instead.

Nearly half of Americans report the coronavirus crisis is harming their mental health, according to the Washington Post. While many of us had routines set up to deal with stress in the past, the stress we are facing during this time is unlike anything we’ve experienced before. It’s easy to find yourself in a downward spiral, and that’s the most challenging time to stop the momentum and turn things around. If that’s the case, keep it simple and start to reach for little things to help you feel better and climb your way out.

Here’s a reminder of a few simple things you can do right now to start getting positive momentum going your way:

1. Find someone who was in a similar place and made it to the other side

Whether you’ve been unmotivated to workout, eat healthy, make sales calls or simply do anything, you can find someone who has been there and made it to the other side. Look up some great TED talks, go on YouTube and look up people that motivate you, google them to find their websites. There are short speeches and much longer talks all over the internet, you just need to find someone who you relate to that speaks to you.

2. Do something that you love

When we’re unmotivated, it’s easy to get out of the habit of doing what we love. Sometimes just getting out of bed or away from the tv feels like a chore. Think back to a time in your life when you felt great – what were you doing? What do you absolutely love to do that if you had the time, you would do all day and not realize any time had passed at all? 

Figure out a way to do whatever that is, or a modified version of it if it is something that you aren’t able to do at the present time. Spending time doing what you love will get your mind off of anything that is wrong and allow you to find inspiration.

“If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.” – Elon Musk

3. Don’t overcomplicate it

Keep it simple. When we’re stuck in a rut, we’ll give ourselves every excuse to not do something. Say you’ve gained some weight; you might tell yourself you need to find the perfect trainer and wait until you have time to cook your meals from scratch each night before you do anything else. Stop trying to overcomplicate it and keep it simple by finding one thing you can do right now, however small that may be. You don’t have to wait until the timing is perfect and the stars align for you to start moving in the direction you want to go.  

4. Get up and get moving

This is probably the last thing you want to do right now, but once you are up and moving, your blood will start flowing. The hardest part is getting started. Day one, get up and do anything to get moving. This is the hardest day if you haven’t in a while because getting up is really the hardest part. Day two, do a little more. Once you start, you’ll build momentum and get back in the habit.

5. Reset your focus

It’s so easy for worry to set in and for our minds to wander to places of what we can’t control. This is not motivating or helpful and we always have a choice to redirect our attention. There is always something we can do right where we are, so bring your focus to the solution instead of the problem and figure out the next step of what you can do. 

One step at a time. Step one, take your attention away from what you can’t control and what you can’t do. Step two, ask yourself questions like “What can I do?” and see what comes to mind. Follow through with the answers you find.

6. Listen to your favorite music

Not much can lift our spirits and put us into a positive vibration more than our favorite music. Feel free to sing along. Find a song that pumps you up and make that your theme song. Put it on anytime you feel down or unmotivated.

7. Expand your knowledge

“In times of change, the learners will inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” Quote by Eric Hoffer. In times of change, there is great loss but also great opportunity. Continually learning opens you to new opportunities and leads you to paths you may not have otherwise found.  

“Work like there is someone working twenty four hours a day to take it away from you.” – Mark Cuban

8. Meditate

If you’re already a meditator and got away from it, take some time to come back to it. If you’ve never tried, it can be as easy as setting a timer for five minutes (or less, feel free to start with one or two minutes) and focusing on your breath. Listen to the inhalations and exhalations. Silently say to yourself “in” as you inhale and “out” as you exhale. Even taking a few minutes to do this can help you to calm down and allow your mind to refocus.

When we’re unmotivated, our momentum starts moving in the other direction. Slow down that momentum by trying one of the ideas above. Once you’ve slowed down the momentum, get it moving in the right direction and you’ll be well on your way.

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