By Jeff Zbar | March 29, 2009
It’s Sunday, and we were hanging out with some friends, when the dad said, “I really like Monday mornings.”
He’s an entrepreneur in his family’s successful business. And it was refreshing to hear a person say they dig Monday, as opposed to bemoan it.
Whether at home or the home office, the corporate office or the household, Monday can mean different things to different people. I have mixed emotions. The struggle to organize the office, maintain efficiency, boost productivity, and generally stay focused amid all the distractions is a pervasive situation.
Monday morning means we first have to get through Sunday nights. With three kids at home, a house on Sunday night can look like a Federally Declared Disaster Area. Robbie and I will bark out at some point, “Make sure your rooms are cleaning-lady clean” (meaning, when Lilliana arrives on Monday morning, she won’t battle clutter in order to clean). Dirty clothes and wet bath towels have to be picked up off the floor. Electronic gizmos (MP3 players, laptops, iPods, and the like) and their accessories have to be put away.
Ditto for the home office. Lilliana doesn’t clean my space, but if it’s a mess, my head will spin come Monday morning. So I file papers, pay some bills, clear away the clutter and create a more organized space.
This way, we all face Monday with the same enthusiasm Glenn did today. The house and mind are clear. So when curveballs come over the plate — as invariable they will, as they always do — it’s refreshing, and a great way to face the day and begin the week.
Truth be told, Glenn admitted that his week tends to go downhill from there. It would seem that whether at home, in a home office, or in some corporate office (even if it’s family run), the downhill slide always it out there.
But we always have the optimism of Monday…