Wasted Days

22 Nov

Wasted Days

Observation: Monday to
Thursday for many folks
Are just four days in the way
Until weekend evokes

A sense of vigor to get up
And get some real work done
To finally address their tasks
Instead of simply shun

To get to work on that project
Or answer an e-mail
To get that letter in the post
Or follow up that sale

To find the time to exercise
Or get in touch with friends
It seems to me that many times
You’ll find most of these trends

Occur when Friday rolls around
Because the weekend’s near
But think of all that you could do
If you just got in gear

Instead on Thursday, Wednesday or
On Tuesday and not wait
Maybe even on Monday
You’d find you’re never late

You’d never scramble for deadlines
You wouldn’t feel so stressed
You’d find with four days extra of
Trying your very best

You’d get a lot more done not just
For yourself, but for others
You’d also find how often that
You would have all your druthers

Do not waste a single day
All seven are a chance
To grow in productivity
And steadily advance



8 Responses to “Wasted Days”

  1. Nandini November 22, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    🙂 Great lines…as always.

  2. lscotthoughts November 22, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    This is wonderful and such great advice! 🙂

  3. granbee November 22, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    These exact thoughts drove me to maintain a schedule of sleeping only 6 hours per night Monday through Thursday, getting up 2 hours earlier than absolutely necessary to get all that “stuff” done before school and work for the family. I was often less than the empathetic, patient parent and spouse I wanted to be as a consequence! SO now I just mediate for a period in early morning–and get the things done I truly care about and get feedback from my relatives and friends that I am growing “sweeter” all the time. Anyway, I truly appreciate this thought-provoking post of yours today. I realize you were encouraging us to get the IMPORTANT stuff done, right?

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom November 23, 2011 at 8:15 am #

      Lack of sleep doesn’t have to have a direct effect on mood. With enough training, we can maintain a positive attitude regardless of how little sleep we get, or how much pain or discomfort we’re in. Part of being a warrior is to take responsibility for the power you have over your own outlook, and to not blame outside factors or make excuses. It’s a lesson that took me several years to learn regarding my chronic pain and how it affected my interactions with other people.

      It’s ALL important stuff. 🙂 Some of it (like family) is more important than others (work), but if it’s a task we must complete, it’s important and should be done with our full passion and vigor.

      Peace & strength,

  4. willofheart November 26, 2011 at 5:58 am #

    I love this post, really I am a time conscious… great advice


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