Volume 69 – Summer Sunday Scaries? No Way!!

Don’t Let Your Monday Ruin your Sunday

Your Sunday Seven!

1. Express Some (More) Gratitude

Yes, being thankful is a recurring theme around here, and for good reason. Gratitude is consistently associated with greater happiness, and 81% of employees report working harder when they’re bosses are grateful. 


Add a little mahalo to your life, show some gratitude, and listen to this week’s episode of No More Mondays podcast, where I sit down with the mahalo-man himself, Matthew Gray to talk about success, failure, and gratitude no matter what life throws at you.


2. Eat Some Corn (or German Chocolate Cake)

Today is National German Chocolate Cake Day and also National Corn on the Cob Day. 

No, I can’t make this stuff up. 

It may not be knee-high by the fourth of July corn yet, but we had a few ears last week that were delicious for early season. 

I also like cake. 


3. Plan a Staycation 

School is out (or nearly out) for most of those kiddos, so plan a family fun day to do something in your area that you don’t normally do. 

Maybe you can even take a day of PTO, gasp!, to hit up a local theme park, wave pool, or museum! 


4. Meal Plan

Make the most of these long (and light) summer nights by planning meals in advance. Not only will you get a few extra minutes of daylight to enjoy each evening, but you’ll also feel better and save money!

We tend to eat healthier when we think ahead, and fewer trips to the grocery store (and a list) ad up to savings! Plus, studies show that having to meal prep for less than one hour per day correlates to significantly less takeout. 

Come on, you’ve all been tired and hangry and (literally) dialed it in.


5. Commit to Being Early (or at least NOT late) 

Raise your hand if you’re always 10 minutes late.


Dude, I will be late to my own funeral! I don’t know how this happened, well I do, but I’m hesitant to throw my husband under the bus in an email that goes out to almost 5,000 people…

I grew up in a house where being 10 minutes early was LATE. Maybe I should try to be more like Soni and Floyd (Hi, Mom and Dad) in this department, eh? 

For real, arriving a few minutes before an event does so many positive things. It alleviates the stress and anxiety of (always) being late, helps you settle in, get organized, and mentally prepare for what’s to come. 


6. Sleep

I keep the schedule of a grandma, and I’ve noticed it’s still light out when I go to bed now, which makes it hard to keep my schedule. A few nights ago, I was still on my computer at 8:45 with no concept of what time it was because it was still bright outside!

For reference, I go to bed at 9:15, so I was logging screen time way too late into my evening.

And yes, I am known as “the pumpkin” in my friends circle. 🎃

Keep your sleep routine no matter what the light is doing. Consistent sleep schedules support higher quality of sleep, increased alertness, better moods and cognitive function, and reduced risk of illness.

Who cares if it makes me totally lame in social circles!


7. Hit up an outdoor concert!

Jim and I hit up a sweet show at the Betty Ford Pavilion this past week (yes, I stayed up past my bedtime). Brothers of a Feather played as part of the GoPro Games Celebration (Jim also competed in GoPro Games as well!).

If you aren’t in the know, Brothers of a Feather features Chris and Rich Robinson, the two masterminds behind the Black Crowes who happen to be my favorite band of all time.

Don’t be jealous, again. 😉


Here’s to a great week!

Your Friend and Coach,

Angie Callen, Founder

I created Career Benders to inspire confident professionals. In just three years, we have helped nearly 500 professionals navigate job searches, nail interviews, and find satisfaction in their careers. We’re here for you!

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