I hope you’re all having an amazing week!!
To be honest I’ve struggled the last couple of weeks, can I be real with you about that? Sometimes even the most positive of people have some downer days. I’m owning that & sharing it!
For some reason I don’t enjoy the long Summer break. Nothing is the same. And it’s just so LOOOOONNNNGGG, am I right?!
I think it goes back to the school holidays as a kid, I didn’t like being out of routine & no one was around to play with & even if they were they didn’t seem to think to include me, boo hoo right!?
Anyway, pop on top a sick child & I’ve really been showing up a lot at my very own pity party lately.
Sweet Bea was so sick with an ear infection, her Daddy is so sweet to hold her like this as she wouldn't settle in her cot.
I started following Zig Ziglar on Facebook & some quotes he put on just made me laugh at myself a little (a lot). I laughed because I’ve already forgotten the things I need to do to help myself through the low times which we all have sometimes.
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
– Zig Ziglar
“The more you complain about your problems, the more problems you will have to complain about.”
Can I have an AMEN to that?! Soooo true.
Last year I went through a hard time with PNA (you can read my guest post about it HERE), & during that time I was taught some tools for dealing with stress, anxiety & panic. I know I need daily reminders of motivation to help me through.
Did life suddenly get easier? No, of course not! So when did I decide to stop motivating myself & being positive? I don’t have an answer friends except I guess old habits die hard!
Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated when we’re out of our normal routine, it takes practice & dedication to stay positive.
Thankfully I’ve been reminded today by that still small voice to think about the tools I learnt when I was working my way through PNA last year. Motivational quotes helped me a lot! Whenever I feel myself starting to go back downhill again I need to look up these quotes that help me focus on bringing gratitude to God for how far I’ve come & where I’m going.
“You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.”
Whatever you’re doing over this Summer hols have a great time, because you deserve it! You really, really do.
Enjoy the sunshine