Since Mondays tend to be somewhat depressing, I thought of ways to make this Monday a bit brighter:
*If you're a writer, relish the fact that you can lounge in pajamas all day long! I collect sweatshirts from every school I've attended and make those my home.
*Let little things add flavor (literally) to your routine. I am loving these minty lip glosses from Bath and Body Works:
*Take advice from those you look up to: Recently, my favorite NYTimes columnist Nicholas Kristof noted that good writing is not so much about making a great first draft as it is about working to a decent third one.
*Make your working environment pleasant. This will make it more appealing to return to. I just pasted this card to my desk:
*Remember that everyone is fighting some sort of tough battle, whether it's internal or external. It can be so easy to allow others to truly get to us and pave our emotions. This obviously makes us human; but sometimes, if we keep in mind that every individual is somehow struggling, it's easy to not hold so much against people if and when they're unpleasant.
*Look forward to meals!! I'm going all out and making a grand Mexican meal tonight: Food Network enchiladas, specialty guacamole, and yummy margaritas. Yay!
Most important lesson from the weekend: Rejections can be a gift.
I received a detailed rejection awhile back with some incredible advice that I would not have gotten otherwise. Since it's an agent's job to critique work from a business perspective, he or she can unveil things about your work that may have been missed by yourself or your peers. This only improves the following drafts and in the end, we all want to put our best work forward.
Let's allow rejections to propel us forward instead of downwards!!