As I start each school week, I have to admit that I usually don’t have a great attitude about Mondays. Mornings and Mondays have about the same appeal to me…and it’s not good!
I usually describe my day as a frenzied mess. You’d think that after a weekend I’d be all rested and ready to start my day…not the case. Whoever said weekends were for resting didn’t have three kids and a house full of projects that need to be done….not that we actual do those projects much. Okay so maybe I have no excuse whatsoever, but I’m still just exhausted on Monday mornings and the idea of getting up and out of the house early (we have our homeschool group on Mondays) is NOT what my body or mind feel like doing.
Just for fun I looked up the word “Manic” to see what the dictionary (okay, so Google) said about it. Here’s the results:
Manic showing wild and apparently deranged excitement and energy.
“his manic enthusiasm”
synonyms: mad, insane, deranged, demented, maniacal, lunatic, wild, crazed, demonic, hysterical, raving, unhinged, unbalanced; More
frenetically busy; frantic.
“the pace is utterly manic”
synonyms: frenzied, feverish, frenetic, hectic, intense; More
So I’m not showing a “wild energy” that’s for sure, but I do relate with the synonyms: mad, deranged, lunatic, crazed, hysterical. Ever feel that way? Is it just me? I can’t be the only person that just feels crazy at times, right? And why does it seem that when you’re feeling the most tired, the most late, the most unprepared, that everything that can possibly go wrong…does!?
Just Being Honest: I have had times that I’ve totally lost it. I truly feel sorry to those around me. Maybe it’s hormones (let’s blame that), or maybe it’s bad planning, or maybe I’m trying to do much (a total possibility), or maybe I’m just going crazy. Either way, sometimes I just feel like crawling under a rock. Ever been there?
Okay, so Monday’s are totally bi-polar for me. Sometimes they are great and sometimes they are not. Sometimes they feel so overwhelming, and other times, they are the only good day of the week! Basically I have bi-polar Mondays!
So what’s the answer? Well, a bad attitude isn’t healthy, so I should try to fix that. When I’m at the end of myself, there’s always the corner of my closet (that’s where I go to cry…the clothes make it soundproof)….and to pray! Here’s what God says about us when we feel incapable, alone, and just plain crazy:
Deuteronomy 31:8 says: And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed
That’s a great reminder – We are not alone! He will always be with us and never leaves us…even when we go crazy at times. He doesn’t judge us or condemn us. He just loves us!
With that in mind….I think I’ll just decide to have a great day today….and possibly a lot of coffee!
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