Last semester when my daughter was having a rough time, I started texting her on Monday mornings a little motivational quote or picture, just to start her Monday off on the right foot. So in that vein, here’s a little Monday motivation for the week, for those going back to school, starting a new job or project, or those facing some other challenge.
What motivates you?
“The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.” ~ The Dalai Lama
Be fearless today! #MondayMantra
Achieving balance in your life takes a concerted effort. It won’t just magically appear. Make some time today to experience some silence and quiet time, recognize joy and happiness in your life, just breathe, and create some balance.
Habit building is a journey; it doesn’t happen over night.
It has been said that “Motivation is what gets you started, and Habit is what keeps you going.” So I wanted to do a quick check-in after my 30 Day Challenge back in April, to let you know that my habits are still going strong. The challenge was a personal development series to re-establish some habits of mine that had slipped. My personal journey was successful, as 60 days later:
- I am still writing in my daily gratitude journal
- I am still practicing yoga daily
- I am still logging my food daily
- I am sleeping better
“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.” ~Mike Murdock
The results of all of this?
The Daily+ brought to you by Aura Cacia…. More is not Better. This should be our mantra not just on Mondays, but every day. Rather than tackling a long and overwhelming to do list, focus on what’s important first. Set your top three priorities for the day, and do them. It helps you feel more accomplished, less buried. Focus.
I start my planner each day with the top three priorities. Today I have to tackle budget prep and an upcoming project prep.
What are you top priorities for the day?
There’s a coffee shop in my little town called “Conversations Coffee” that is a friendly little place to get something to drink and catch up with friends. In this modern age of electronic communications, I sometimes think the art of conversation is dying. So on this first day of the new year, I think we should all resolve to…
Call a family member you haven’t talked to in awhile.
“Conversation is food for the soul.” ~ Proverbs
It helps us learn and grow.
And now if you’ll excuse me, I am going to make a phone call….and enjoy the conversation.