Hello and welcome to my blog! Welcome to motivational Monday. Today, I’m ridden with anxiety and need some motivation as well. I didn’t write a to do list on Saturday nor on Sunday because I wanted my schedule to be free.
Today I wrote a to do list but kept feeling suffocated by it. It’s wierd. Sometimes to do lists relieve my anxiety, other times they give me anxiety. I know that I preach about picking 3 items and prioritizing your tasks and all that but I’m easily distracted and keep feeling like everything on the list is equally important. It’s hard to decide whether I should exercise or organize my miscellaneous items drawer 1st, so I have done neither so far.
Also, we have no electricity at the moment so I can’t work on my laptop (its battery is ruined so it must be hooked to the charger to work) and that’s looming over me. I’m not one to go overboard with editing but I’m working on a project (stay tuned) and it’s really important that I make sure the work in it is 100% original, no plagiarism. It’s causing me great anxiety that I’m avoiding working altogether. I mean, if I didn’t procrastinate so much, I would have accomplished so much more in life by now. Anyway, now that I got all that off my chest…
Get motivated with me on motivational Monday!
Mindfulness is an attitude rather than a skill. It’s about making our everyday lives more pleasurable and present.
This is so true. I struggle to be mindful but I’m really working on it and I’m getting better. I’m not really being mindful today but I try to be.
You are enough. Every morning, every sunrise, every day.
This is so hard for me to grasp sometimes but I have been raised to the concept that my value as a person increases with my accomplishments. I even unconsciously judge my siblings sometimes based on their accomplishments. I’m still being judged my my loved ones based on my accomplishments or lack thereof (they’re not impressed by my master’s degree anymore since my younger sister is getting her PhD and my blog doesn’t phase them because I don’t get paid for it).
Remember that everything you do contributes to where you are going.
Best selling author here I come. One day.
Gratitude and mindful self-compassion can heal and bring peace to you. Gratitude comes when we are mindful, observing the simple beauty in our lives.
I always pray “God make me content with what you have given me” and right now, as I read this reminder, I slow down and feel so grateful. I have a lot of gratitude moments during the day, but only when I slow down and am mindful of my surroundings and my life.
You can start over any time. Just don’t stop being you.
I wish I could start over. But usually when I imagine starting over, I imagine creating a new identity some place new.
Your body loves you, love it back.
I’m not there yet. I can’t tell you how much I hate my body right now. I lost 6 pounds during Ramadan and everyone complimented me for it. What did I do as soon as Ramadan was over? I went back to emotional eating and I’m pretty sure the weight is back.
Living moment by moment and seeing everything afresh without judgement and worry lets us experience life rather than simply get through it.
So true. I have no comment for that.
Under the influence of clutter, we may underestimate how much time we’re giving to the less important stuff.
I’m not a minimalist but I admit my mind and surroundings get a bit cluttered sometimes and it really gets me off track.
You’re stronger than you think you are.
I hope so.
Outer order contributes to inner calm.
Try it. Tidy up your space and notice the impact is has on you.
Remember: you are not what you own.
I wish a lot more people knew this…
Update: I finished almost everything on my to-do list. I exercised, worked on editing a bit, but I’m leaving the organization of my miscellaneous items drawer for tomorrow. Wish me luck!