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Making the Most of Monday: Set Backs

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If you are new to the magazine, Making the Most of Monday is a regular part of our features. Mondays  signify one important thing, a fresh start. It's like a new years resolution at the start of every week.

Hopefully by Monday you've taken some off time during the weekend to rejuvenate, spend quality time with loved ones and friends, which makes Monday your chance to really get to work and make the most of your week.

If you missed the last Making the Most of Monday click here for Date Night Makes the World Better, Period.

This week, set backs. Have you ever faced a set back?

My husband and I have been working on putting new baseboards in our home. The prior set up took up about 6 inches of floor space all the way around our floor. You couldn't put furniture up against the wall and everything seems to be just floating. Well, this turned into quite the project and with my lack of staining experience, the project has grown even further. Now we have to re-sand to achieve the color that we are looking for as well as grind layers of polyurethaned grout off of beautiful brick.  Needless to say, this set our room baseboard makeover back another week. At first, I was upset and of course so was he but once we realized being upset wasn't going to change anything, we tightened our "boot straps" and got to work. The extra work will pay off since we won't be settling for something we dislike.

Are you suffering from a set back? I use the word suffering lightly here as we really aren't suffering at all we just added a little more to our workload. In all honesty it isn't something we can't handle, and not worth complaining over. It will just take time.

I think most of us confuse suffering with waiting. Set backs happen all of the time with many different things in life. I think it is how we handle them that makes all of the difference. For one, it is an opportunity for us to show our children patience. OK, does mom and dad really have the patience that they preach to us. Are we setting a good example for them? Most importantly, we recognized much quicker that it's not worth the agony and frustration and we moved on, actually saving time. 

Are you dealing with one of many, life set backs? How are you handling them? Are you showing patience or are you wasting time murmuring and complaining?

Comments

Courtney

Confusing waiting with agony... so true! Sometimes we just need to chill. In this economy, being an "artist" of any sort... maybe we'll have to wait a little before our big breaks and our appreciation?

Vintage Indie

I agree Courtney, just enjoy the ride!

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