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Sometimes these blogs are a work in progress for years before they get to you.

They start out as just vague ideas entered on my phone under the ‘Blogs – ideas’ category.

They get fleshed out in ‘Blogs – In progress’ over time.

Moved to ‘Blogs – completed’ when they’re basically done.

And in to ‘Blogs – Ready to go’ when they’ve been proof-read, edited and assigned to a particular day, ready to publish.

Some have been in ‘ideas’ and ‘progress’ for years.

When I can’t quite figure out where to go with them.

Others go straight in at ‘Ready to go’.

Like this one.

I’m writing it straight into that ‘Ready to go’ section as I’m going to get this bad boy done in one go!

I’ve just finished off the Monday to Saturday ones that you’ve read this week (hopefully).

And I saw I needed one for Sunday.

And a line from Alan Partridge jumped into my head.

A quick Google tells me it’s from 24 years ago.

Like most of my references and quotes.

Alan is talking to a couple of Irish colleagues and brings up the U2 song ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’.

Alan: “‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’. What a great song. It really encapsulates the frustration of a Sunday, doesn’t it? You wake up in the morning, you’ve got to read all the Sunday papers, the kids are running round, you’ve got to mow the lawn, wash the car, and you think “Sunday, bloody Sunday!”.”

Aidan: “I really hate to do this to you, Alan, but it’s actually a song about…”

Paul: “Yeah, bloody Sunday is actually about a massacre in Derry in 1972.”

Alan: “A massacre? Ugh. I’m not playing that again.”

Whilst it’s not a mistake I’d like to think I’d make, you can see Alan’s train of thought.

He has associations with a certain day of the week.

Which we all do.

What we see certain days as.

How we feel about them.

And these associations usually have a basis.

But they might not always serve us.

If we get “Sunday night blues”………

If we “dread Monday mornings”……….

If we see Wednesday as “hump day”………

If we see the week as something to “get through to get to the weekend”………..

We use the fact that “It’s Friday” or “It’s Saturday” or “It’s the weekend” as an almost automatic justification for a massive calorie surplus that we’ll regret come Monday…………..

Then we might benefit from questioning any or all of those associations.

As always, we can see things how ever we like.

But if five sevenths of our lives are something to “survive” to get to the other two sevenths……….

Where we sedate with food and / or alcohol………..

Is that the way we want to live our lives?

Could we make changes to that?

Either the actual what of what we’re doing………….

Or how we choose to view and describe it.

Or, more likely, a bit of both.

As always, no right or wrong.

Just some food for thought!

Much love,

Jon ‘So he flips him over, and he fu….. and fu…… and funnily enough it landed on all four wheels and they drove away’ Hall

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Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.