We had a great weekend at my parents, even though we have a lot to accomplish at our house. But we need a break after a long work week, don’t we? You need a day with family and friends. You need a day to drink too many beers. A day to hear your niece change the lyrics of every song to include “butt crack”. A day to float around on a gigantic, $30 float. A day to eat pizza and listen to 90’s country. A day to be.
But as we start a new week, it’s time to get to work. Here’s a list of things to do and remember this week:
Say yes to novelty floats. Summer is too short – you have to take advantage of these hot, sunny days before they’re over. This 32-year-old propped her big booty on a Pegasus float all weekend and I’ve never felt more alive.
If you have a full-time job, it’s the perfect time to take a leap. You have a safety net, so put your side hustle into motion. Start your business. Write your book. Sell some oils/mascara/leggings. It can take up a lot of your free time, but, use the time you’re aimlessly scrolling Instagram to make your dream come true.
Buy things that make your home happy. Plants. Candles. Essential oils. Nice sheets. Organizational tools. Whatever makes it a home for you, whether you’re in an apartment or a mansion.
Do at least one good thing for your body. Trade in your sugary cereal for eggs or oats (if you’re interested, I’ll share a recipe for a crustless quiche I eat during the week). Don’t drink wine during the week. Take a walk on your lunch break. Work out one day. Start small. Your body will thank you.
Find a workout you enjoy. Lately the only thing I can make myself do is walk and lift weights. And that’s okay for now. I don’t enjoy intense cardio. I don’t enjoy yoga. Keep trying until you find what works for you.
Invest in yourself. Take a class that will help you in your career. Take a class that will help achieve your dream career. Buy a gym membership. Hire a housekeeper. Purchase rental property. Your future self will thank you.
Don’t ever get so over your head that you always have to be “on”. Keep vacations and date nights and and certain life events sacred. Not everything should be a sales pitch.
Someone is always having a worse day than you. We got caught in an accident yesterday and it took us hours to get home. I thought about all the laundry and food prep I had to do. But I caught myself: someone just had the worst day of their life. And I’m complaining about traffic. It could always be worse.
You will never, ever make everyone happy. Some people are assholes and intent on making you miserable as well. The only person you have to make happy is YOU. Do take care of yourself.
How are you going to have a better week?