Showing posts with label motivation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label motivation. Show all posts

Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday Motivation

Happy Monday everyone!
Here's your motivation for this week. So many times I've put myself down and held myself back because of past failures. Don't ever let that stop you. The past is the past, look forward and keep trying to reach your goals.
I had a rough past couple weeks, mostly because I was dwelling on one particularly bad day. Yeah, it happened and it sucked. But there's no reason to keep bringing down my good present thinking about the bad past.
Have a great week everyone!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday Motivation

Happy Monday everyone!
I haven't done a Motivation Monday in a little while, but I came across this quote yesterday and it really stuck with me so I thought I would share it today.
For a long time, my self confidence and belief in my abilities relied heavily upon validation from others. This is something that has taken me so long to break and I continue to work on it daily.
You don't need anyone to tell you that you are smart, pretty or worthy. The things others say about you do not define you. No one has the power to define what you are but you. You need to validate yourself and believe it.
I hope you're all having an amazing Monday and have a great upcoming week!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Motivation Monday

Happy Monday everyone! And Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers!

I wanted to share this quote with you all today because it really made me think. How many times have you dropped a project or big dream because you just didn't think you could do it? My biggest problem has always been that I second guess and doubt myself when in reality, I could most probably do it.

Anything worth having wont come easy, and maybe you'll stumble and fail a few times along the way, but don't lose that determination and confidence that you can achieve it. The only thing that can hold you back is yourself. Not failure, not bad luck, but you.

Believe in yourselves today, and keep working towards those dreams, no matter how big.


Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday Motivation

Happy Monday lovelies! I hope you're all doing well, and if you're not, I hope you know that everything will get better with time. Even when you feel like you've hit rock bottom, know that you can only go up from there! 

I have a really big, important test today, and I'm feeling really nervous, but also motivated to do my best. I wish you all luck on any of the big endeavors you're taking on this week. You got this! 

Have a lovely week everyone! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Finding Motivation

It's about that time in the semester where I've basically lost all motivation. Not just in school, but with most things I usually enjoy doing. I'm not really sure why. Maybe it's the fact that the weather is still ridiculously cold here, even though its April now. Anyway, I can't really find much motivation. Whether it be to study, to write on this blog, or to just do activities I normally enjoy, like baking and taking pictures. Honestly, all I do lately is watch Netflix and worry about all the things I'm not doing.

I'm trying to find more motivation to write for this blog, because it's something I'm so committed to, and something I really enjoy, but I can't seem to find the inspiration for it. I think my main issue is with the kind of content I was limiting myself to here. I always tried my best to write things I thought people wanted to read. Whether it be monthly favourites, advice articles or those typical lists (10 signs you are X, 15 reasons why X, you know the drill).

I think a reason why I've found myself writing less and less is because sometimes the things I feel like writing aren't things I intended to publish on this blog. Sometimes, I don't feel like writing something inspirational or something profound or something 'pretty'. Sometimes, I just want to talk about issues in my life, or to complain about things that may or may not be petty.

I've moved so far away from my initial hope of a blog, which is basically to have an online journal to write out my thoughts. So here is what I think I'm going to do. For the next few weeks, I'm going to write whatever I feel like writing. Whether or not I think it's something people particularly want to read. Because, sometimes, a girl just needs to vent.

Anyway, if you find yourself reading this, thank you for making it this far. I hope you stick around to read the things going through my mind. Hopefully this gets me out of my writers block!

Hope it's warmer and sunnier where you are!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Daily Motivation

Hey everyone! In case you were needing a dose of inspiration today, here are some amazing quotes to keep you going. I love reading things like these; they honestly make me feel uplifted and bring up my mood if I'm feeling down. If you're struggling or you're feeling down, things will get better! Keep your chin up darling!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Monday Motivation: Being a Happier You

Hard to believe in just a few months it'll be 2016. I still remember coming up with my New Year's resolutions for 2015 and wondering if I actually came close to actually reaching any of them. Does anyone ever stick to their New Year's resolutions all year long?

Basically, my main New Year's resolution for 2015 was to be happier. And as far as resolutions and goals go, I think this is one that everyone should have for themselves. It's so easy these days to get caught up in constantly working hard, be it at school or at work, and not taking the time to check in with yourself and see how you're really doing. Are you really happy? Are you where you want to be? Do you enjoy your life as it is right now? Is there something you should be changing? And if it's something you can't change, maybe it's something you can learn to accept and maybe even love.

It's something I've been thinking about a lot more often lately. Without trying to sound too cliche or corny, we really do only have one life to live. What's the point of wasting it doing things we're not truly happy doing? One thing that scares the hell out of me is the thought of looking back at my life and regretting missed chances or feeling as though my life wasn't all it could have been. It really saddens me when I see people living for others; be it to meet their parents expectations, or for the approval of others, or giving up their on their dreams because others tell them it's not possible, realistic or a good idea.

I used to be one of those people. Always scared, thinking "oh but what will my parents think?" and maybe to an extent, I still do think this way sometimes. But I'm no longer basing my life choices and my happiness on what they expect from me. Maybe they'll be disappointed for a while but I would choose that a million times over living a life of future disappointment because I didn't follow my own dreams. Be it for a career, a relationship, a big purchase or big life decision.

Bottom line is, every once in a while, we need to check in with ourselves. Am I happy where I am? Is there anything I can do to be happier? Because in the end, only we have the power to change our situation and be happier. I've started doing little things just to reduce stress and increase happiness in my every day life. Make time for things you enjoy. Give yourself mental health days. Be kind to yourself. Laugh more; watch a funny movie, spend time with friends. Let go of the past. Forgive people. Don't make major life decisions based on other people's expectations or wants from you. Aim on making yourself happy and the rest will follow.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Finding the Motivation to Workout

Anyone who knows me could tell you that I'm not exactly a very fit person. But lately I've been going on long runs because I've found myself the perfect jogging route. To be fair, I do spend about 5 minutes out of my 30 minute jog taking pictures, but I'm getting out and working out, and I think thats what counts here.
I've started taking my fitness journey a bit more seriously this summer and for those of you who are having a hard time finding the motivation to work out, here are a few tips I've collected so far;

Find an inspiring place to work out: I'm not talking about anything crazy here. Lets be honest, finding the motivation to get off your couch and work out in your basement can be a bit hard. So get out and find yourself a place that makes you feel good about the exercise your doing. It could be your back yard, a local park, or a pretty jogging route like I've found! Bottom line is, find somewhere you'll look forward to going and getting your sweat on.

Make yourself a playlist of music that makes you want to move: Oldest trick in the book, I know, but I know that I work out my hardest when I'm listening to something that motivates me to push myself. So before you go work out, build yourself a playlist of songs that will do just that for you. You can even time it to your desired length to work out.
Do something you enjoy: Again, I know this sounds crazy obvious, but it's true. You'll be so much more motivated to work out if you're doing something you find fun. Maybe you don't enjoy running but you enjoy swimming or biking. Or maybe you don't enjoy working out solo but rather, enjoy team sports. Its infinitely harder to motivate yourself to do something you dislike, so make your workout something fun that you'll actually look forward to!

Create a goal and stick to it!

And finally, don't underestimate the power of some pretty work out gear... Get yourself a nice pair of running shoes or workout clothes. Just wearing them could be motivation to put them to good use ;)