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Tips for getting the most out of your week, from one radiologist to another.
A sentiment I’m sure absolutely nobody has ever expressed before: I’m not the biggest fan of Mondays.
So I was midway through my usual pre-work routine on the first day of the week, in a less-than-cheery frame of mind and happened to look out the window. Near the other end of the backyard, a couple of the rabbits that have taken up local residence were frolicking with one another. Cavorting in circles, charging one another in a sort of bunny-joust, and jumping straight up in the air for the joy of it (which, I’ve learned, is known as a “binky.” What fun language can be).
I could have stood there and watched them as long as they continued, but eventually their play migrated out of sight and I had no excuse to shirk my exercise-run, so off I went in a mood thoroughly transformed for the better.
There are all sorts of reasons why I might be cheery, grouchy, or of any other mindset when starting out the day, even without a proximate cause such as a looming unpleasant task or an enjoyable dream just before I woke. Some aren’t under my control, at least not in any immediate sense.
Others, however, are, and with a little self-reflection I’ve found it possible for me to diminish the chances that I’ll be starting a day of work on the wrong emotional foot. I offer a few of them-even if readers don’t find these of personal use, they might prompt some thought as to other individual habits worthy of examination: