Monday, June 01, 2009

I've been a terrible blogger!


My grandson Payton is full Cubs regalia

I know, I know, I've been awful! However, I have to reiterate again that I don't want to let go of this blog completely. I hereby determine to be a better blogger!

I'm re-entering the blogging world by blatantly ripping something off from a co-worker. This is from my 101QFL morning show co-host, Darren Marlar:

HOW TO SURVIVE MONDAYS

Everyone hates Mondays. In fact, they can actually be hazardous to your health. But you can take some of the stress out of the day and actually start the workweek feeling good, with the help of famed psychologist Dr. Robert Butterworth. "Mondays are so stressful that they can be life-threatening," declares Dr. Butterworth. "The highest proportion of workplace injuries on Monday." He says Mondays are also characterized by an increase in on-the-job heart attacks. Here are 10 great tips from Dr. Butterworth, to get you sailing instead of slumping into work:
o Don't stay out late Sunday night -- Just take it easy and on Monday morning you'll head for work and refreshed and raring to go.
o Take a look at how you spend your weekend -- If you're exhausted after two days off, schedule more leisure time for Saturday and Sunday.
o Exercise on weekends -- especially if your job involves physical labor. Working out will help keep your muscles loose so you're much less likely to hurt yourself when you get back into action Monday.
o Avoid heavy, fatty foods on Sunday night -- Research shows that heart attacks frequently occur after eating like this, and many heart attacks happen on Monday mornings. By combining risky food with a risky day, you're playing with fire.
o Try to wrap up projects on Friday if you can -- You won't have to worry about the unfinished work all weekend -- and you'll arrive at work with a fresh outlook.
o Allow extra time to get ready Monday mornings -- Arriving late will add to your stress and get you off on the wrong foot.
o Don't over schedule your Mondays -- Avoid setting urgent deadlines that day. Spread your workload out over the week.
o Plan as few chores as possible for Monday nights -- If you always do the laundry on Monday nights, for example, consider switching it to a different day. Use the time to unwind instead.
o Line up a pleasant social activity for Monday -- Have lunch with a co-worker or rent a video you've been wanting to see.
o Eat breakfast Monday morning -- Have an energizing meal of juice, cereal and some type of protein. If you don't, your blood sugar will be so low by mid-morning that you'll just be dragging your feet.

Happy Monday, everyone!

5 comments:

Juliet said...

Oh, the joy of being retired! :)

Ann-Marie said...

Nice to have you back, Cindy! Mondays aren't so bad for me. I think. "It's only the beginning of the week, and I have all week to get stuff done." Now, by Wednesday, I start to freak out! :-) Because, of course, it never all gets done on time!

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Randy said...

Cindy,

I've always been perplexed by those who hate Mondays and love Fridays. It could just be me. Kathie Lee said it the best: "If you have a pulse, it's a good day." Or something to that effect. To me, not to sound simplistic, but every day is a good day if you can get out of bed, stand on two feet, breath the air God has given and thank him for what we've been given.

I'm being kind here. Have people's lives become so mundane that they have to look to Friday to find solace? Whatever happened to "early will I seek you" speaking of the Lord. I speak to myself as much as anyone else.

One of the best examples came from a guy I worked with many many years ago. We had problems with some of our equipment and I felt bad he had to come in to fix it on the weekend. I said, "I'm sorry we had to call you in on a Saturday." His response? "Oh, that doesn't bother me, I can have fun anytime!" And...in this day and age, if someone has a job to go to on a Monday morning, that is, well, a good thing.

I sure didn't mean my comments in a derogatory form at all. It was meant as perspective. Funny too, when I was in Rockford, my friend Larry and I would meet for a prayer breakfast on Thursday's before I had to be at the station. When I would present what I would consider a problem he would always say, "Let's put this in perspective!" At the time, I grumbled when he said that. Now that I'm older (sniffle) I totally get it. I only wrote this as a perspective and nothing more. I'm realizing even with the things some of us go through, there are many people that would trade places with us in a moment. Wow, now that gets me to thinking!

Hope you are well Cindylou! Be well my friend.

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