All posts filed under: motivation

What helps the most during difficult times?

You may be having a really bad day or going through a rough time and it seems like nothing will make it bearable. I can’t promise that life gets easier. But I can tell you that the during difficult times, holding on to what adds meaning to your life makes a difference. love Grow together through love. Care for others and also let yourself be cared for through love. Love is the net that catches you in those moments when you feel like you’re falling apart.  Love nourishes you. Love presents itself through your love for God, your life, your partner, your friends, your loved ones. gratitude Take the moment to notice the great and meaningful things in your life. Find the time to feel gratitude for all that you have in your life such as your loved ones, your experiences, your possessions.  Often it’s so easy to desire more and more or to see only the lack of things. Remember how really blessed your life already is.  Make your gratitude visible. Often when we …

How to keep yourself motivated & optimistic

Keeping yourself motivated and optimistic throughout the week starts with balance. Balance starts with making time to reset, rest, & refresh. You’re at your most motivated, most optimistic, most open, and most yourself when you give yourself time to reenergize. When you don’t find time to pause, you become overly stressed, tired, and resentful. It’s hard to stay motivated and optimistic when rest and play are sacrificed for work and #adulting priorities.  If you want to keep yourself motivated & optimistic everyday, here’s a 3-step plan you can use: 1. Balance your routine & schedule Create and stick to a routine & schedule that balances time for refreshment and for work. Make time to pause and reset especially when life feels hectic. 2. Refresh your mind, body, & heart How you experience the world has a lot to do with how you see the world through your thoughts, emotions, & beliefs. This is what makes up your inner self. Everything comes back to how you experience the world inside your mind and heart. When you …

The end of 2019. On my terms. 3rd edition.

Originally posted on One day at a time…:
First things first: HAPPY NEW YEAR MY BLOGGING BUDDIES! May 2020 be filled with more joy than sorrow,  more laughter than tears, more accomplishments than failures. May your writing flourish and remain evergreen. If you know me, you know that I like doing things differently. This is not going to be about how I envision blogging in 2020. It will not be a look back at my accomplishments in 2019, either. My blogging journey began in 2017. After a few months, it was the end of the year, and everyone was summing up the year and coming up with resolutions for the upcoming year. Admittedly, back then, I did not feel like I had much to boast about, and I definitely had no idea what the new year would bring. What I thought would be cool was a list of all my posts to date. During five or so months of 2017, I wrote precisely 60 posts. I was so proud. I thought composing such a list…