Motivation Monday #53

You thought I forgot it was Monday huh? Well you’re not wrong… I forgot for about half the day and then when I remembered, I kept forgetting to post my Motivation Monday.

Well better late than never, it may be the end of the day but there’s still four days left in the week for which you may need a little motivating- So here goes!

As I mentioned briefly in a previous post, I’ve been trying to get back into going to church and I have finally found a place that feels like a good fit for me. On top of that I’ve been attending a women’s bible study and we’re currently reading a book titled “Uninvited” by Lysa TerKeurst. There are a lot of great verses tucked in the pages of this book. I’ll share one with you tonight that stood out to me as I read today.

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Matthew 6:26-27 NIV

I read this and immediately thought about how much time I spend worrying about things that I don’t always have complete control over. The birds getting the food they need to survive is an example of how God will always take care of us. There may be struggles and it may seem unfair at times. But we always learn from the more difficult times in our lives. There’s no point in worrying because our lives are already planed out for us- what we think is our purpose can change at the drop of a hat. Live life and cherish the good times, try not to stress about the rest.

 

HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK! And to all the mommas out there, I hope you feel extra loved this Sunday 🙂

Motivation Monday #52

Happy first day of May! It’s Monday again and you know what that means- it’s time to get motivated. If you’re struggling to get through the day, just remember- YOU CAN DO IT.

I think it’s interesting how we sometimes think that we are incapable of doing something until it happens to us. Such is the case for things that may not necessarily be in your control, for example- fighting off some sort of serious illness. But what about the things that we do have control over? I think it’s pretty much the same, you may have a goal that you want to accomplish but you don’t have enough faith in yourself to actually go for it. Try to not think of it as a choice, think of it as a responsibility- something that you absolutely must do in order to better your life. Whether you’re struggling to get through school or struggling to lose 10 pounds, YOU CAN DO IT, because YOU MUST DO IT to improve your quality of life.

I hope everyone has a beautiful week, I have a feeling that May is going to be a very productive month! Sending love to my readers XOXO

Motivation Monday #49

Happy Monday everyone!

I’m really having to force myself to do anything today. Our new puppy wakes up a couple times a night and I definitely don’t feel motivated when I haven’t gotten enough sleep, on top of that I’m not feeling so great but I will prevail! Luckily I knew ahead of time what I wanted to post for this week’s Motivation Monday, it’s a quote I heard at church the other day.

Speaking of church, we have admittedly not been attending as much as we would like to, and it’s been a long while since we’ve had a church that we really loved. It’s kinda funny how back when we were attending church “religiously”, I would hear the pastor talk about people veering away and think- nope not me. But life just has a strange way of changing things. After moving a couple of times and dealing with Blake’s insane schedule we had been lacking the motivation to start looking for new churches to attend. After trying a couple that didn’t feel like a great fit, we finally found one that was pretty good. It felt so nice to be back in that atmosphere. The pastor recited the following quote which we loved and I’d like to share it with all of you.

“You cannot judge success on what position you have,

You can only judge success by what you have had to overcome to get there.”

-Booker T. Washington

My interpretation is that everyone experiences things differently and certain things may come more easily to some than they do to others. Have faith in yourself and continue to focus on your goals, even if it seems like it’s taking longer than it should- everyone is different and the harder you work, the more rewarded you will feel when it’s accomplished. We aren’t all handed the same deck of cards in life, but we shouldn’t let that stop us from dreaming. Have a fantastic week!

Motivation Monday #48

Here we go, another start to a new week. Hopefully everyone had a relaxing weekend because now it’s time to focus on your goals again.

Today I’ll just share a quick quote to give you that little extra push you may be needing- so here goes:

“The 3 C’s in life,

Choice, Chance, Change.

You must make the choice,

to take the chance,

if you want anything in your life to change.”

Have a happy Monday friends!

Motivation Monday #47

Happy Monday!

Today I plan on setting goals for myself. I’ve realized that I feel the most in control of my life when I come up with a plan to reach my goals.

Time goes by and things change which makes it harder for us to stick to certain commitments we make for ourselves.

For a while I was working out at least 4 days a week and eating fairly healthy food. My body looked healthier and more importantly, I felt great!

I’ve slowly let go of my good habits because a lot of changes have taken place in my life over the last year. I no longer live in an apartment where the gym is a few steps away, when I started woking I didn’t have the time to plan meals like I used to so I started eating whatever was quick and easy. This is just one example of something that I want to become more diligent about again.

I also want to focus on my school work and start to complete my assignments before they’re due as I did when I first started instead of waiting till the last minute as I have been doing lately. I want to keep an organized and clean household because in my opinion, the cleaner my house is, the clearer my mind is. For example, I like to get the dishes done right away rather than having them sit out for days, then I can focus on doing everything else I need to do. And last but not least, I want to get back on track with my blogging. Writing is so important to me and it’s such a great outlet with which I can express myself in a positive way.

There are so many things in life that just take a little self-discipline. We can fall out of good habits and that’s okay, sometimes we need a little break. But it’s important that we always get back on track and make sure that were living our lives in a way that makes us happy.

I hope I’m not the only one who will use this Monday as a fresh start. You can do anything you set your mind to!

Have a beautiful week 🙂

Motivation Monday #45

Ah Monday! Welcome back. As if Mondays aren’t sad enough already, it’s pouring outside again… which I don’t necessarily mind because I work inside all day and I know that we need this rain. But there is a certain feeling that comes with a gloomy rainy day. It can be enjoyable if you’re spending the day on the couch snuggled up with a blanket and some hot tea, but when you’re going to school or work it just kind of puts a damper on things (literally- lol).

So I’m writing today not only to motivate you, but to motivate myself as well. I found this quote that you might read and think “well duh!” but it felt like the right quote to post so here we go.

“The grass is greener where you water it”

Like, Duh right? Well it’s like saying that if you put some effort into the aspects of your life that you want to be better, then they will surely become better.

 

Even though the rain can be annoying, it has turned our dirt patch of a yard into a luscious patch of greenery… well mostly weeds but still. It keeps the dogs from tracking little muddy paw prints into the house, so for me… this quote even has a literal meaning.. no matter how silly.

So I hope you go out and water your figurative grass today. Water the things that you want to grow in your life. Create a life that will make others wonder how you can afford your water bill 🙂

Motivation Monday #44

Please excuse my absence from blogging, unfortunately I haven’t had as much free time on my hands lately. As much as I love being busy and staying productive, I really miss having time for things like this! I recently got a job and I’m so thankful… All of the praying and months of hunting payed off. I also started online school, it took me a while to figure out what I wanted to study but once I found out which school  to attend and how to pay for it, I decided to get my AA in Interior Design. So not only do I work 8 hour days, I also spend hours on the computer reading and taking tests. I love it!! But like I said… I also love blogging and lately with everything else thats on my mind I don’t have any urge to write, until now that is. I have the day off so I’m trying to stay productive by cleaning the house and getting ahead with my online school work.

I realized it was Monday and thought, I finally have time to write! So here it is… your (as weekly as possible) Motivation Monday post:

A simple quote that is pretty relevant to my life right now,

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started”

Even though I’m loving my busy schedule right now, I know that it will become stressful at times. I just have to remember that these long hours at work and time spent working towards getting my degree will pay off in the long run. Someday I will have job that I love and it’s all because I started here.

Happy Monday, I hope it’s a great one!