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Loving Monday: One Monkey at a Time

loving_mondayWe all know the feeling.

The feeling of the monkey on our back.

It’s not a good feeling. That one annoying chore yet to be completed. The difficult phone call yet to be made. That perpetually postponed decision still to be made.

I just got rid of one of the monkeys on my back.

It feels great.

I didn’t get rid of them all. Just one. And still I feel lighter. Buoyant might be overstating it, but there’s a smile on my face nonetheless.

One monkey. Try it.

Try taking care of just one monkey that’s been hanging on your back. Get rid of it. Do your part and give it to someone else.

You’ll start your week lighter. You’ll start your week with a satisfying win.

Got monkeys on your back? We all do.

The key is taking on one monkey at a time.

Just one.

Which one will you choose?

On your side,

- Karl Edwards

Loving Monday is a weekly column designed to encourage us to step into our weeks with an intention to show up authentically, engage fully, and choose to make it a good week for ourselves. Explore past columns here.


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