Monday, November 03, 2014

Monday Morning Dread

Anyone ever feel it? It begins with Sunday night insomnia...mind churning over all the tasks ahead in the coming week, wishing the weekend could last a few more hours.

Then the new week dawns, but the thought of resuming work feels daunting. I can tell I had a terrific weekend, because this morning I woke with no Monday Morning Dread.

I felt refreshed, eager to tackle the work on my desk. As I pondered why this Monday morning felt better, I identified a few aspects to my weekend that contributed.

1. I (mostly) stayed away from my normal work. I didn't think about revisions, didn't make plans for my next book release, didn't write.

 2. I had fun. We rented a few movies, indulged in take-out food, laughed a lot.

3. I spent time outside.

4. I accomplished work - but not my weekday work. We washed some windows, got more of the garden put to bed, little domestic not-inside-my brain type work.

5. I worshiped my socks off on Sunday morning. I love those special times of communion with Jesus and with others who love Him.

All together, the weekend gave me a fresh perspective and new energy for the week.

 How about you? What helps you prevent Monday Morning Dread?

4 comments:

WayneThomasBatson said...

Hi, Sharon! So glad to see you beating back MMD!

Sharon Hinck said...

Hi, Wayne!
Yep, it's amazing what a good idea God had when He created sabbath rest.
Good weekends really help with good weeks. :-)

Patty Hammond said...

Hi Sharon, I really enjoy your devotions in Mornings with Jesus. I always look to the bottom of the page first to see if it is one of yours. Keep writing. I'm also looking forward to reading The Restorer. God Bless you.

Sharon Hinck said...

Thanks SO MUCH Patty. Just the motivation I needed today. I'm working on the last devotions for Mornings with Jesus 2016, getting ready to turn them in soon, and was feeling a bit exhausted. Hearing that they've been a blessing to you means a lot!!!! And let me know what you think of The Restorer. :-)
Merry Christmas!