It’s that time when I sit down and begin my first post to you for the week. I call it “Motivational Monday” but it’s actually much more to me. It’s a time to reflect. Self reflection, and reflection of the things around me. It’s also about accountability. I know the importance of starting my mornings on a positive note, but it isn’t always easy.
Sometimes I don’t feel like working out, but I know that I’ll have to come here and admit it if I don’t. So I got my butt up this morning and worked out.
Sometimes I let people piss me off. But I know that I can’t allow that negative energy to dispel my positive outlook, faith or hope.
It isn’t always easy, but like most things… it’s a decision.
And I choose to be happy.
All of which is impossible without checking my own attitude and outlook.
For me, Monday is a reset button.
A new week.
A fresh start.
This Monday is even more special because I have soo much to be positive and grateful for.
The blog is doing well, and I’ve had some exciting opportunities to take on work and work with others that I didn’t even think I’d have access to this time last week!
It’s also the week that my oldest begins Kindergarten. She attended a 3 week summer school program aimed for preparing her to begin school with ease, but this week it’s the real thing.
We spent the weekend shopping for school clothes, and getting ready for her upcoming lemonade stand on Tuesday. This is more than just a regular lemonade stand, it’s also her first taste of entrepreneurship and I’m soo excited for her to learn what it takes to make a business run.
I’m no baker by any means, but we’ve been working hard to perfect our lemon bars to sell at the lemonade stand!
I’m also pretty stoked about that progress that I’m making in my personal growth. I just feel centered. I’m taking better care of my body, skin, and my mind. I’m not allowing negative energy into my space, and it feels great. I’ve also learned the importance of being able to recognize negative energy. It isn’t always forthright.
If fact, alot of times it’s closer to home than you imagine. Sometimes, even without meaning to, others will allow their personal insecurities or jealousy to manifest itself as ill will towards you and your endeavors. I’ve learned to watch actions; and the weight those actions hold over what a person is saying.
When you take this approach, you may find negativity lives closer than you expect. It can be in friends, family, and even mentors. I’ve learned to separate myself from those that I feel make those little comments “throwing shade”, or that constantly push you to support THEIR dreams without respecting yours.
And guess what?
It feels good to drop the dead weight.
Speaking of dead weight, Friday I fit into a pair of pants I haven’t been able to since my last pregnancy. I needed that extra boost of results, since the scale doesn’t seem to be moving at the rate I expected it to. That inspired me to ditch the scale and focus on my visible results.
Here’s my inspirational quote of the day:
What’s motivating you this Monday? Share in the comments below.
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