I hinted at this on my latest IG post…(go follow me to read heh).
When there is something I don’t want to do or something I don’t like but I need to do anymore, I try to make it better, more special somehow. I’m not perfect and there are times when I get stuck in the negative thinking, but my go-to response is to try to make it fun!
A lot of time it’s just for myself, and that’s pretty much all that matters. No one might know that I just went to get a latte at Starbucks because it’s a little treat. Or I took the long way home for a change of scenery. I think it’s so easy to get caught up in our daily lives, doing what we’re “supposed to do.” We forget that we have the power to change anything at anytime. Yes, it might not be easy but after awhile of this kind of bigger thinking, you get the hang of it.
The idea for this came from me hating Tuesdays. I shouldn’t say I hate them, but they sure are my least favorite day of the week. I can think of redeeming qualities for every other day but Tuesday. It’s not a fresh start like Monday. Wednesday is the peak from which you can see the other side, and it’s obviously not a weekend day. I don’t know, it’s just boring. Sorry Tuesday.
Something hit me this morning that I don’t need to just get through all the rest Tuesdays I get to experience in my life, I can actually enjoy them!
Seriously, Whitney. Duh.
How did I not realize this before? I know I always get to decide how I feel so why did I forget I could change my narrative around Tuesdays too?
I started with trying to think of all the good points of Tuesdays. Well, I didn’t come up with more than like two.
- It’s a blank slate.
- A lot of new podcast episodes are released on Tuesdays.
That’s it, you guys. All I could think of.
Sooo…my next plan of attack is that I create new experiences for myself. Plan a little treat or something unique on a Tuesday every week. Could be little or big. Now this was a fun list to create.
- Try a new fitness class
- Schedule a wellness practice (ie. salt lounge, meditation)
- Cook a special dinner
- Go to the library and find a new book
- Buy a fancy cappuccino (I basically always get black coffee or Americanos)
- Get a facial, manicure, spa treatment (or to save money, have an Epsom salt bath/face mask situation at home!)
- Go window shopping
- Make lunch plans with a friend
- Plan a TV free night
- Bake cookies
Of course you can tailor it to your hobbies and things you love. I believe if I make just this little bit of effort to plan a small, fun thing, I’ll break out of my routine bubble and, who knows?, maybe even begin to look forward to Tuesdays!
P.S. What day of the week do you dread? What do you do to make something more fun?