Only 51 more Mondays left this year. 51 more chances to start the week off better than this one. It's not that this Monday was that bad. After all, I have a job, I have my health, and most of my friends and family are doing ok. It's just that it was hard to get back in to the swing of things. And some things I would rather not get back in to at all. Some routines weren't working last year and I see them starting up again. Maybe if I took some time tomorrow to organise my desk it would help me keep track of things better this year. All I can do is try.
I made my little one page year calendar today. I like to have all of the days on one sheet of paper so that I can gaze upon them and see how all of the months fit together. I marked off all of the paydays (1st payday is only 2 days away!) to give me more to look forward to. I haven't marked the holidays yet because my first one isn't until April 2nd and that seems too far away to be able to look forward to it. I remember making my little calendar last year and thinking that the end of the year was so far away. Now I am looking at a brand new year and the end seems so far away again. The difference is that this time, if all goes as planned, the end of the year will mean my mortgage will be gone. Now that's motivating!