Yes! Monday is over and Tuesday is finally here!
...Wait, aren't we all excited about this?
Listen, get your shit together Sherlock! It's Tuesday - there's no time to read this blog! Great feats await!... And you know what they say about those with big feats, right? Big d' ...termination!
And you have that man! You have the big D! The world is yours, or at least the office is or your cubicle is or at least your side of the desk is or the bathroom where you sit is! Anyways - the point is you can have that - you can take life by its horns and ride it into submission! (phrasing)
This is the day you do that thing you always dreamt of, it's the day you make a change and steer clear of the shitty obstacles you have previously shown such respect for, this is the day that you unleash your figurative sword and slash through anything and all in your way until you reach that goal which you are striving for! There is no need to hold back for anything or anyone! So in the great words of Nike and Shia Lebouf "JUST DO IT! JUST DO IT! JUST. DO. IT."
Do you know why? Because it is Tuesday dammit! The day of heroic battles and single-handed victories. Your victories! Or... If you don't act befitting to Tuesday and slack - it will be somebody else's victory! Hurray for him/her! Or not. Doesn't have to be. It could be your day.
Think this is just some rant of a genius? Your partially right - this is a rant. BUT - there is a reason Tuesday is your day of battle. Here is why:
The derivation of Tuesday goes back to Latin for the planet Mars. But more important than a ball of dirt out there - Tuesday has its origins in the Nordic god Tyr, the god of war! (In English he is know as Tiw) Hence today it is TIW'S DAY, aka the day of the god of war and thereby and there with this is the day dedicated to going to war on your problems, your challenges, your fears and your work-load.
But how you ask?
Well, according to whoever, Tyr would take sacrifices of beer, blood and meat. So if you have some ham you can spare from your ham-sandwich - set it on fire and know that you have made Tyr happy. I am presuming you don't have any beer at work and let's just skip the whole blood thing - a bit to dramatic. Also what warriors of the north did back in the day was that they would carve Tyr's rune into their weapons and so be granted extra strength and favorable outcome in battle. So why don't you take a minute out of your precious time and carve it into the side of your pencil or draw it onto a sticky-note or something. It's simple - the rune is basically just an arrow pointing upwards.
So get your shit and guts together, make Tyr happy and go all out today!
You are a warrior!
Act becoming of one.
Now gets busy to this epic and classic track from none other than Chinese Man -
Happiness is invaluable, or at least that's what the man in the store said. It cost me a total of the equivalent of 35$ and guess what? When I got home, I found the damn expiration date on the happiness was long expired. He sold me a bad batch of happiness! Theiveing scoundrel, he was keeping it all to himself! I'll have to find a new grocery to go to.
Anyways - would be nice if happiness came in a the form of bottled perfume. Wake up, take a whiff of it onto your neck and ta-daaaa: Happiness!
But no, happiness can never be put into a box, bottle, perfume or pill. It is something that is awarded the living and achieved through action and accomplishment.
Seems happiness is something in dire need on Mondays - really, wonder statistically how many people hate mondays.. Yup, just checked it. Monday is officially the worst - at least so Google says. Apparently 2 out of 3 people surveyed hate the damn day.
Happiness, motivation - whatever. That's good. Give me more. I mean honestly, who wouldn't want to be happier, more motivated, I mean, is there even a limit?
A sad person wants to be happy, a happy person wants to be happier, a happier person wants to be happiest and the the happiest want to be happiestest... etc.
If you are like me, then you are definetly a happiness-junkie. That shit is addictive! Not to mention infectious.
There is a vast array of books on motivation and happiness, all very good in their ways. Everything from Bear Grylls to Dalai Lama himself, all very useful. Speaking of Mr. Grylls - I read his book Blood, Sweat and Tears recently and would definetly recommend it - it's a good mix of everything. Simply good.
Then there is also a book which is one of my favorites The Way to Happiness by L.Ron Hubbard, which is one of the most simple and awesome books on happiness and life itself. Definetly a good motivation in getting going in life and having just what the title says: Happiness.
One of the special things with the above mentioned book is that it even has a video made for each chapter of the book - beautifully made and inspiring.
The Way to Happiness. The book itself is online as well as some of the videos - do yourself a favor and take a look or read at the above link.
I am a huge fan of books, music and movies that motivates, envigorates, inspires and gets one all pumped up. Since in the end the truth is that YOU need to create your own happiness. Learning how and being kicked into action helps.
Speaking of just inspiration, I enjoyed watching Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Refreshing and inspiring.
I'ma end this post with a mellow track from just that motion picture.
Monday, you swindling swine. Just when I thought you had passed me by - you are back to make me cry.
Just kidding, I don't feel that way. But you must admit, it did rhyme a bit. Some say Monday is shit, but Monday is just a day - and by the way, doubt Monday asked to be Monday. We gave it it's bad name.
Monday is in fact, according to traditional Christian, Hebrew and Islamic calendars, the 2nd day of the week. What? Yes. Really? Yes. Does it change its shitty-ness. Nope.
BUT, just but - get a grip on this: Monday is derived from the Old English Mōnandæg meaning 'the moon day'. And you know what that means, right?
'Cause I don't.
I would love to know thou', why is it the moon day, does it have anything to do with the actual moon or is it just an arbitrary day to praise the moon gods? Let me know if you know.
But one thing I do know: "Does knowing that it is a 'moon day' change how you perceive your Mondays?"
But you can always change your mind.
Here's a fresh beat for your Monday - 'Smooth Sailing' by Leon Bridges.
Have an extraordinary day.