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3 Dangers of Always Waiting For Monday

Monday.


The day everyone loves to hate. It’s the start of the work week, the end of the weekend, and time to turn on that 6am alarm again. Despite all the negativity surrounding Mondays, there is some hope associated with the first day of the week.


How many times in your life have you ever thought, “I’ll start on Monday.” What is it about Monday that we’re waiting for? Is it an easy way to procrastinate? Is it motivating to think about a clean slate on the first day of the week?

Whatever the reason, always waiting for Monday can be toxic to your mental health here’s why…


You’ll Lose Precious Time


A huge problem with procrastinating is that you’ll lose time. Next week turns into next year and so on. Soon, you’ll look back wondering where has the time gone? This is a horrible place to be in because you can’t turn back the hands of time. It’s even worse to look back and think about the opportunities you missed out on because of procrastination.


It Will Lower Your Self-Esteem


This is sort of an endless cycle because we tend to procrastinate because of self doubt or low self-esteem. As you lose time, procrastination will also eat away at your confidence. This type of attitude can keep you from thriving in life. Sometimes taking the first step is the hardest but it’s better to fail and get back up then to never have tried.


Your Mental Wellness Will Suffer


Procrastination can lead to depression, anxiety, and stress. Waiting for Monday or the ‘next best thing’ can really affect all areas of your life. The longer you wait, the more problems build up. The good news is that you can end the procrastination cycle. Like any habit, procrastination can be hard to break. But, once you learn to live life for each moment, you can start your journey to inner peace.

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