Today is Monday and while I’m not sure where you are in the world, in New York City it is bright and sunny. We’re finally settling into Spring and after a traumatizing polar vortex winter, the weather is getting warmer and thus more distracting. For students the promise of summer is lingering just barely out of reach and for us employees the premise of leaving work and still having daylight is intoxicating. Getting down to business or the usual grind on Monday gets harder and harder as temperatures rise. The need to get out and move your body can be a distraction from what’s at hand. After a holiday weekend of indulgence and community, today it’s even more difficult than usual to get into the swing of things. These are the 15 thoughts we tell ourselves on a beautiful Monday morning.