Motivation Monday #19

Happy Monday! I hope all of the moms out there had a special day being celebrated yesterday. I had a lot of fun at a Mother’s day brunch with my mom, grandma and aunt. It’s always a good time when I’m surrounded by family.

Although it was a great day, I totally over-indulged at the brunch and ate way more than I should have. I can never say no to sweets! And that cheesecake was staring at me. From eating so many delicious desserts, I felt way too disgusting to even think about working out.

As the day was coming to an end I felt guilty for not treating my body with better care. So I made a list of things that I would like to try to do every day, and I wrote them out on the mirror in my room (with an expo marker) as a daily reminder.

This way, I will wake up each day with a clear reminder of what I need to do to have a happy life. Here’s what mine looks like:

( I started with a quote) “Wake up. Work Hard. Be Kind. Go to sleep”

  • Don’t stress the small stuff
  • Workout
  • Read books
  • Drink more water and green tea
  • Pray everyday!!!
  • Cook and Clean (AKA stop spending money at restaurants!)
  • Not too much caffeine
  • Smile often 🙂
  • Spend lots of time with family & friends

I know I have said it before but I love to be organized, part of that quality means that I am constantly making LISTS! I love having a visual to remind myself what I need to do. Use this Monday to make a list of your own, it may not look exactly like mine but thats ok. Just jot down the things that make you happy (or things that you NEED to get done) and make time to do them!

Have a fantastic week!! XOXO

10 Reasons to Smile

Incase you’re feeling glum, I’ve got 10 simple reasons for you to turn that frown upside down.


Your friends and family- AKA your main peeps and your squad. You should smile when you think about the fact that there are people in this big world who love you and either choose to be your friends or are forced to like you because you’re family and they love you beyond your flaws.


Obviously summer is something to smile about. The sun, the break from school, the vacations, the sand and the water. In my opinion there is no better season. Yes, Fall is beautiful and Spring is a close second (because of the flowers) but Winter is just gross and cold. Sorry I’m not sorry Winter lovers. Summertime is my kinda time.


How awesome is it that we as human beings are able to travel the entire world? Doesn’t that make you want to smile? Sure it may take some time to save money but just the fact that it’s possible is amazing.


Um, like obviously coffee makes me smile. Some days it’s the only reason I smile lol! How wonderful it is that there’s a drink out there that can energize us when we’re tired and give us a little help waking up on those more difficult mornings. It really just warms the soul.



The world would be such a dull place without music. To me, music equals memories. When I hear a song that I used to love as a kid or one that reminds me of wild times in high school I can’t help but smile.


Endings can be sad, whether you’re graduating high school or college or even ending a relationship that isn’t working out, it can be hard to say goodbye. But you have to think of your endings as new beginnings! There’s always something new to look forward to in life and that my friends, is a reason to smile.


I LOVE my sleep and I try to get as much of it as I possibly can. My favorite are those nights when I’m so tired that I basically knock out once my head comes in contact with my pillow. I wake up feeling so refreshed and ready to conquer the day. Sleep is like a quick break from reality and a way to reenergize our bodies. I’m smiling just thinking about it.


Sometimes I’ll read a recipe for a dessert I want to make and think, thank the lord for whoever came up with this random mixture of ingredients because it is pure heaven on a plate. If desserts don’t make you smile then it’s probably because you’re on a diet and you can’t have any, therefore you are frowning. Cheer up Charlie, have a Wonka bar.


When I’m feeling down about life I like to think about all of the upcoming events that I can look forward to. When my days get boring I think of the next big party I’ll be attending or what I’ll be doing over the weekend. The upcoming event that I’m currently excited for is my brothers wedding, I am SO looking forward to it! 😁


Oh come on! If pets don’t make you smile then you are pure evil and I don’t want anything to do with you. My dog puts a big smile on my face every single day, I know for a fact that I’m a happier person because of him.

I hope you read this post and realized that you have a lot to be happy about, life is better when you’re smiling. So “put a smile on your face and make the world a better place”! (as sung by one of my favorite artists as a child)- Vitamin C