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So, it is Monday, AGAIN!!! You are tired, stressed, overworked and emotional. To think, the week hasn't even really begun. Time to get up, get ready for work, if you've got kids, get them ready for school. Then, lovely traffic commuting to your workplace. The friendly colleagues, all asking, how the weekend was, babbling on about their weekends.
Thoughts go through your head - the things on your to-do list for the day, not only at work but for the house, the husband, the children, all of them. Better not forget, otherwise you're the worst person in the world again.
After work, it's home, fixing dinner, helping children, doing everything for hubby. Nobody asked you how your day was. No one bothered asking if they can help with anything in the kitchen, or anywhere in the house for that matter. Demands, demands, demands. At the end of the night you get into your bed, and dead tired, wait for your sleep to finally ease your busy, hustling mind.
Every Monday, or every day for that matter, does not have to be like this!!!! Have you forgotten? You are worth much more. You are special. You are beautiful. You mean something to someone.
How was your day, by the way? Did you wake up in a good mood? Did you tell yourself you look real beautiful today? Did you tell your children they are special and loved? Sometimes, if we start by building up our children, from a young age, they won't be demotivated and depressed adults like us.
New Monday, new goal/s
Each new Monday is supposed to motivate us in knowing it's a chance at new goals, more to live for. Set new goals and aspirations each week. Only one, at first, and try to achieve this. Maybe you want to lose some weight in this week. Maybe you want to achieve a new fitness level by running a bit further. Maybe you want to eat healthier. Maybe you want to cut out negative, toxic people. Maybe you want to spend more time with your children, or husband. Whatever your own personal goal may be, just go for it. write it in your diary, post it on your social media status, write yourself a small note. And if you finally achieved it. Congratulate yourself on it. Celebrate your determination to achieve your goal. Don't be ashamed of it, you earned it, your a motivated, dedicated woman.
Set the alarm a bit earlier
Ok, so you go to sleep Sunday night, you know there'll be a lot of things to do in the morning. So why are you stressed and negative about it already? Is it because you know you won't have time to do everything you wanted to? Set your alarm a bit earlier, ten minutes will do. Not ten minutes to work. No, ten minutes for yourself. Remember in my post about Becoming wholesome women, the alone - time? Yeah, that's what that ten minutes are for. Just sit in silence, drink a cup of coffee, or just relax for ten minutes. Your day, AND week will start of way more smooth.
Talk to yourself
Yeah, this sounds real crazy, but it really helps. How? Because, before you get irritated, aggravated, mean, and screaming at others, you just sort the scenario out, in your head, with yourself. This might not sound like a good or valid idea, but I promise you, it works. Tell yourself you are worth more than this petty silly argument that's about to ensue. You're way more special than how you're husband is treating you right now in this instant. If your children gets on your nerves, tell yourself, you still are the prettiest, coolest, most adored mother of all. When your man looks at another woman, tell yourself, you are beautiful, and special, never forget this. And remember SMILE.
Make yourself some motivational notes.
This is actually a real fun one. Make yourself some fun sticky notes to stick all over the place, or just in your car, diary, office, anywhere. The point of these notes are to motivate you. Real good motivation quotes for Mondays will be:
Something good will happen today!!!
Surround yourself with only those that make you happy.
Rise up every time you fall, and you will succeed.
I am worthy, special and beautiful.
It will be fun to motivate not only yourself, but other women, with inspirational and motivational quotes on notes.
Remember, share this article with someone, whom may need some Monday Motivation.
Have a blessed day and SMILE.