This phrase flitted through my mind the other day and for the first time since I heard it, I stopped and thought about it. Working for the weekend. What it implies is that the only time in your week that you actually enjoy, or want to actively participate in, is the weekend.
I know way too many people who unconsciously live this way. Their workdays are a series of to-do lists, “must-do’s” and “just get through it’s”. They take their first real breath of the week as they walk into their home on Friday, and then Monday comes and you hear the response to “how was your weekend?” – “way too short”.
What if every moment of your life was worth “working for”? What if you were working for NOW? Many of the clients I work with are dealing with overwhelm, frustration and overall exhaustion. Even if they WERE able have a moment, take a breath and enjoy any of the spoils that came with all their hard work, they are too worried about everything that hasn’t been done or what they should be doing or are so exhausted that they miss the weekends too!
I know that there are things that have to be done that none of us particularly enjoy. It takes bravery to pause, look up, and ask yourself if you can do better – if you can create a life where you enjoy the now?
Why wait for the weekend?