It’s Columbus Day.  And Indigenous Person’s Day.  And Canadian Thanksgiving.

It’s also Monday.

Does any of this information change what you’re going to do today? Does it change how you’ll approach your work, your commitments, your choices?

Every day you have a choice. You can choose to work nonstop on Christmas day.  You can choose to take tomorrow off.

Many of us do something in between in a regular basis.  We work Saturday morning and/or Sunday evening.  We sneak out of the office early on a Wednesday.  We call in sick but still work from home.

Every day is an opportunity. Will you focus, avoid distractions and get the most important work done? Will you check your email and be reactive for nine hours and call it a busy/productive day?  Will you work hard until three then attend your daughter’s tennis match (and actually pay attention vs. sit face-down with your smartphone)?

Holidays are another opportunity to relax. Or work. Or do both. Or do one while pretending to do the other.

There isn’t a right or wrong answer.  That’s completely up to you.

But you don’t need to let holidays, or Mondays, just happen.

What do you need? What do you need to get done?