Monday, April 16, 2012

☺ Motivational Mondays! ☺

Monday is a beautiful day, just like every other day of the week. I love Mondays, particularly because I get to share these posts with you and spread a little extra motivation and hopefully some brightness to your day. Motivational Mondays are here to get your week started off right and keep that momentum rolling throughout the rest of the week. So come back to this post every day and use it; re-reading today's tips will be like new motivation all over again and remind you to love life! Because life is worth loving! …and so are Mondays. ;) 

Gratitude pick-me-up! Whenever you're feeling low in your day, whether it's a low mood, low energy, or negative thoughts, start saying thank you for everything around you as you continue with whatever it is you're doing. Yes, I mentioned this last week as well, but this practice has so many benefits! I'm in the lovely new habit of doing this and let me tell you how quickly this practice turns your mood around! Say thank you to all the things around you, for your body that allows you to do things, your health that allows you to live, your desk that allows you to work, the sunshine, a pen, your food, whatever is around you! You'll quickly fill up with joy and then it becomes hard to be brought back down! Read more in my recent article on Gratitude: 
If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. We make it so easy to talk behind people's backs, to say mean things when they are not there to listen. Usually when we do this it's not even a problem we have with the other person but a problem of our own we are just deflecting onto others. Stop, catch yourself, and if you're going to talk about someone behind their back then say something nice. Speak joy, receive joy, it all goes round and round.    
Play in the Dirt! Get your hands dirty, grow a garden, play with the soil, connect yourself with the life-force of the planet. Stop reaching for gloves to disconnect yourself. A little dirt never hurt anyone, in fact, it may help you get a little extra B12! :)
Smile! Again?! You can never get enough smiling exercises, nope sir! Take five minutes the next chance you get to look at yourself in the mirror and just smile. Smile until your cheeks hurt. Smile until you brim with joy. Smile until it's so contagious you can't stop. Smiling is the best medicine for a bad mood. ;)
Put the Phone Down. We live in the technology age where we bring our phones with us everywhere we go. We text while driving, while walking, while talking and socializing with friends. Remember the time when all we had were landlines? When you Couldn't bring a phone with you? Or at least when most of us didn't have a phone on us 24/7? Okay, so we can't go back to that time, but the least you can do is turn the volume off and put away your phone when you are socializing with others. Whatever texts are being send to you can wait. It's called respect yo!  
Get moving! Get in your 30 minutes a day of activity, whether it's walking to work, going to the gym, dancing around your home, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or anything else. Try to get your body moving this week for at least 30 minutes a day! Check out the benefits of exercise here:   
☺ "Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive" Howard Thurman.

Have a beautiful day, week, life! Much Love from me to you! 
Create a Nice Day! xo


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  1. I'm working on my thanking around, and I'm simply feeling much better!

  2. yayy! glad to hear it! it really does help! :)


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