Choose Your Attitude

Health care workers across the world report that most number of emergency cases related  to cardiac arrest, high blood pressure, brain haemorrhage, paralytic stroke and other such critical cases are reported on Monday mornings between 7:00 am and 10:00 am. This was a puzzling one and immediately some astrologers declared that 7:30 am to 9:00 am is an inauspicious time and that is why these things happen. They forgot that such perceived inauspicious times are also there on Sundays and hospitals don’t report such cases.

That is when psychologists came with a term called “Monday Morning Syndrome” where after stressful 5 to 6 days of work followed by weekend when people wake up on a Monday morning the very thought of resuming back to work causes immense stress to people which triggered these attacks.

Let us face the truth which is if you are not happy in job then you can’t be happy in life. The major of time when we are wake we spend at work. Let’s look at our days. We work for 8 to 10 hours, sleep for 8 hours, travel takes more than 2 hours and our mundane routines take another 2 hours. We hardly have 2 to 3 hours for relaxing, sipping a beer or making love and producing babies. Sounds funny right but it is also true.

The major portion of time when we are awake we are at work and hence that is why I say if we are not happy at work we cannot be happy in life.

There is an old saying, “when you choose the job that you enjoy the most you never have to work for the rest of your life.” I choose to become a trainer, speaker and author not because I was qualified for that but I love to do these and hence choose to pursue my passion and I let my passion to drive my economic engine. To pursue this path I had to go through some tough times in my formative years but it was worth it.

But not many people are blessed to do what they love and hence they end up suffering from Monday morning syndrome.

The only solution for this is to realize the fact that, “You may not have right to choose your job but you have every right to choose your attitude towards the job.”

Attitude is your choice and only your choice.

Let us understand, “Birth was not our choice being born as a human being was not our choice, our parents were not our choice, our nation of birth, being born to a poor or rich or in an aristocratic family or white in colour or black in colour” – none of these were our choices. In fact in life there are not many choices for us. Choosing our life partner is our choice and many people mess up with that choice and yet another choice we have is our attitude.

The attitude towards our work and job is absolutely our choice. We need to make the right choice since from the food we are eating to the homes where we are living to our children going to school are all because of our work and job. Hence bringing your best self and you best attitude towards your work is of paramount importance. When you are happy at work you would eventually be happy in your life.

Let us celebrate our work and let our work be our prayers.  

Wishing you an awesome week with the right choice of attitude.

Loving you.

JVC Sreeram

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