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Just as I aimed to ease the Monday blues with my 7 for seven, I aim once again. Though this time, I need a good laugh — at my expense, because if I don’t do that every once in a while, I risk taking myself too seriously.

Upon announcing to my roommate one morning before work, “I had to talk myself into washing my hair this morning in the shower to avoid it looking greasy, but now I can’t talk myself into drying it, so now it just looks greasy anyway!”, her dead-pan response to me was, “The struggle is real.” That seems to be her go-to response to me quite often, and it’s since become my inner-mantra whenever I need to just stop, step outside of myself, and laugh at myself and my “problems.”  

Last week’s “struggles”:

10. “This is only my first Monday back to work, and I’m already in the ‘ugh, Monday mode.'”

9. “I can’t wait until this burger challenge ends. My body is a red meat factory.”

8. “Ugh, I have a burger belly.”

7. “I’ve got the meat sweats this week, so my workouts have been a little more… wet.”

6. “I bought two boxes of file folders for work and left them at the store. Those things are heavy. How does that happen? It’s causing me anxiety.”

5. “I’m tired. From reality.”

4. “Apparently, today is my first time driving.”

3. “Ugh, my nails.”

2. “I have an unhealthy infatuation with office supplies.”

1. “I’m a fan of monotonous tasks when I’m avoiding what should be priority.”

Happy Monday! I hope you have a great week. Share your laughs with me!



Author: lauren

author of // key + arrow // a life + style blog aiming to inspire readers to make the most of what they have today without compromising quality or settling for less than desired {all the while convincing herself} // {austin, tx}

2 thoughts on “#TheStruggleIsReal

  1. really admire you for no.4, tough to do that, on no.5 really an issue, no time for daydreaming, no.6 it is easy, buy sticky notes and the situation should be more likeable, and really some white meat might give your heart and body a break, hope your week gets better and after Monday mode kicks in, sometimes priorities can get monotous so do not worry be happy!Thanks for sharing again and the eloquent post.

  2. I totally agree for #2, I bought 40 magazine files and I have no clue for what I could use them. but they look cool :o)

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