For many years, I'd say pretty much as long as I was an employee and not my own boss, I dreaded Sunday nights. I always had this pit in my stomach. It was dread. Dread of getting up and repeating the same routine week in and week out at a job I wasn't totally crazy about.
Despite all the stress and challenges of running my own business, I am totally at peace on Sundays. I don't dread Mondays and I'll tell you what, I'm not living the entire week waiting for Friday night and another weekend. I no longer live my day-to-day life waiting desperately for my next vacation. I do miss being able to leave for a vacation worry free because someone else would be picking up the slack while I was away, but the trade off of being at peace every day is worth it.
If you're dreading Monday on Sunday night and living for the weekends, it's time to ask yourself how you can change that. Is it by opening your own business? Getting a different job? Changing your hours? Whatever it is, live is too short to only live it on weekends.
Sarah E. Holmes is a Philadelphia business attorney and strategist that helps start ups and established businesses looking to expand, protect their assets and increase their profits in an approachable, down-to-earth way.