I can remember as a kid I hated Sundays almost as much as my dad. My mother was a stay at home mom and so I am sure she reveled some for Mondays to roll around so she could get all of us out of her dang way so she could get stuff done. I am not saying that my mom did not work, she worked her tail off taking care of us. But I just think she felt different about Sundays than the rest of us.
There is something called the Sunday blues and so many working people get it. It does not mean they hate their job or life, well some might, but that it not the point here. It is the idea of trading your time for money. It is the idea of not getting paid what you are worth and just going to a job to make money. That thought when really dwelled upon, especially when you have dreams and desires of your own, is kind of well freaking depressing.
My dad would get the Sunday blues bad. Some weekends they even started Friday night. My mom and dad barely ever discussed money with us when it came to what we had and what we could afford. That was not for us to question. They gave us great life lessons on allowance and working and saving your money for what you really want. I once spent an entire summer babysitting for the lady next door because she worked nights. So that I could buy the clothes I wanted for my sophomore year in high school.
However back to my dad, I would watch as we went through the Friday Night Got Paid Ritual lets go out to eat dinner or pick up burgers and movies, and he would seem sort of relaxed but tense. On Saturdays we might build something or go fishing all stuff my dad loved to do and most days he would be happy when we did that. Then Sunday would roll around and he would not want to do anything at all, not even talk to us. He might throw himself into a project and then he would get ready for bed and that was our life.
When I got into school I kind of understood especially when I got into high school and well I thought school sucked. The only thing I ever liked about it was theatre class and my friends. So as kids we developed that same thought process.
My Cure For the Sunday blues!
And I think that is what has led me to what I do now. I do not get the Sunday blues any more. I am not sad for Sunday to roll around. I love working from home and making hours that work for me and my family. And I think that is an awesome thing to not have to go through. I love my family and I love my life and dare I say it I love working.
So how does someone go about breaking the Sunday blues? Well I will tell you, first you have to find something that you are passionate about and build your whole business around it. For me that is helping others with mindset, personal development, and finding a way to break out of what they have been taught that does not make them happy or serve them.
Once you find something that you are passionate about can you identify the problems others have pursuing that passion? Can you find solutions to those problems? Then help them find the answers and to better be able to pursue what they want. Start this while you are still working and at some point the passion will be paying you as much or more than the job you currently are at. Then you decide if you quit working or what.
That is it in a nut shell. I use my blog to reach others and help them to achieve their dreams and make their lives of freedom a reality. And Sunday for me is no long a day to be blue or sad, but rather just another day of joy being with my family and creating the life of freedom that I enjoy some much.
What do you want to help others do? What do you want to pursue in your life? What passion makes you come to life? Share your answers with me in the comments below.
Happiness, Health, Wealth, and Freedom!
“The Mindset Master”
P.S. I made a decision to live my life after watching a cheesy video. You can too, just decide to get in now!