Motivation Monday – Media Teaches Us

Hi folks

As you know I’ve hit a slump recently, and instead of fighting it, I just decided to accept it. I didn’t beat myself up over it, as much as I wanted to, I just went “okay, you’re in a bad mood. Go deal with it.” And that’s what I did.

So you may be asking, what did you do this weekend? Why didn’t we get a Rambles post on Sunday? Well that’s why. Instead of working or blogging, or Vlogging, I sat and had a day of films and Netflix. Surprisingly it taught me a lot that day, and reminded me that lessons can always be learnt, and the universe throws them out at us whenever it can, especially when we need it. We may not always see it at the time, but they’re still there.

Now I bet you’re thinking; what the hell is she rambling on about?

Let me explain.

You see, when I feel down, I feel like crap – I mean naturally right? Everyone does when they feel down. But I mean, sometimes it gets to the point where you physically can’t do anything, or the thought alone of doing it makes you feel so tired.

So when I was watching ‘About Time’, a film about a guy that can travel back in time only, I really wasn’t expecting a quote from it to lift me up as much as it did. Mainly because, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say this to anybody else. Which told me a few things about society today, but I’ll get into that in a bit. First I’ll give you the quote;  Continue reading

Boy do I need this – Motivation Monday

Hey folks, how ya been?

So I’m aware that I haven’t posted anything since the 27th, and first off let me just give a huge apology to those of you that were expecting a post on this blog the last three days and didn’t get one. However the last three days I just needed a time out. Which I talked about previously a lot, before making this post.

What better a time to talk about this than on Motivation Monday?

Basically my mood kind of dipped, and I’ve been super paranoid about everything and everyone. So I just needed to take a step back, and focus on me for a few days. And said to myself “starting Monday, I’m going to BOSS this.”

So Sunday night, was unplanned and unexpected. After having a Skype chat and game with the Squad, I went to bed and just couldn’t sleep…again. When it came to Monday morning, I did not get up…until 2 hours after my bus was due. Quite obviously, I missed my bus. Which meant I had no transport to get into college without walking for 2 hours to get there, or using a service that overcharged and that I can’t afford.

I DIDN’T LET THAT STOP ME THOUGH.

With the true name of Motivation Monday in mind, I peeled myself out of my duvet and warmth, got some food, and got changed, then sat myself in the office (hence forth known as the ‘cave’) and have done 5 hours plus work on college. Which is MORE than what I would’ve done if I had actually gone to college.

The point of this blog post is, no matter what state of mind you’re in. It’s temporary. If you want to, and you work on it, you can pull yourself out of whatever slump you’re in. No matter how big or how small it is.

You got this.

 

 

 

 

Monday Motivation || Moody Monday

Happy Monday guys!!

As we all know it is Motivational Monday (or Monday Motivation) whatever you want to call it. And today I woke up super duper moody. So really, for me, Moody Monday is a little more relevant.

It wasn’t until I realised that I’ve been grumping about everything all day, that I realised “You’re being hella negative today Sophie.”

And it got me thinking.

Negativity is something that can become a real nasty habit. Yes, a habit because that’s exactly what it is. I find that once I start I can’t stop, I’ll spend the rest of the day moaning or complaining and then wonder why I’m in such a bad mood?

Well I can tell myself this, the reason I’m in a bad mood, is because I haven’t said one positive thing all day.

So here goes, positivity:

  • My makeup is pretty on point today.
  • I’ve done 4 1/2 hours worth of college work today – GO ME! YAY!
  • I managed to get help from a friend with Photoshop. Woo!
  • Mum went shopping so now we have a house full of food and I can raid the cupboards anytime I like.

Already I feel a lot lighter. You should try it bromigo’s if you’re having a Moody Monday.

Now I’m going to write some more content for you guys, plan thursdays vlog, and…

Kick Monday's ass 💪 #MondayMotivation #MotivationMonday ••••• Image from seventeen.com

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KICK MONDAYS ASS.

Hope you manage to kick its ass too!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY A. A. Milne!!

Not only is it Motivation Monday but it’s also A.A. Milne’s birthday today! Don’t know who he is? Why not?

A.A.Milne wrote a series of books called Winnie The Pooh, a story about a bear and his friends travelling and discovering their world, alongside a small boy called Christopher Robin.

A.A. Milne would’ve been 134 today!! *insert shocked emoticon here* And one of the most interesting and surprising things that I have learnt about him whilst researching him for todays blog post, is that he was in the army…TWICE.

He also wrote a HECK of a lot of plays too. And other books apart from Winnie The Pooh. Plus Christopher Robin was named after his own son!! SO MUCH LEARNING.

So for todays blog post, and Motivational Monday quote, I thought I’d share a perfect Winnie The Pooh quote, and one of my favourites, in honour of A. A. Milne’s birthday 🙂

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Remember that message folks. Have a Happy Monday!! And until next time, I will catch ya later bromigo’s!

 

 

How to: KICK YOUR OWN ASS – #MotivationMonday

It’s time to get pumped!

Yes. You. You can do the thing. Wait, what’s that? You…you can’t do the thing? NO EXCUSES. DO IT.

JUST. DO. IT.

Do I sound like Shia yet?

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Seriously though, motivating yourself can be damn hard. Some days you just don’t wanna do the thing. And that’s okay. Really. Give yourself a break, veg out, listen to your body. But if you find yourself not doing the “thing” that you really want to do regularly, and that “thing” is going to make you happy and positive, and give you a general good step in the right direction, then why aren’t you doing it?

I guess the first question you have to ask yourself is, why haven’t you done it yet? Is it genuine lack of motivation, depression, an illness? If so, then make today the first step in the right direction. Do ONE thing that kick starts you. Gee yourself up in a way that’s going to make you REALLY want to do the thing. For me, I read blog posts, or I listen to a hella rad song (and recently that’s been Halsey), then I’m instantly motivated to get up and do something. I kick my own ass and DO IT.

Shia would be proud.

(If it’s mental illness or other health problems, then I really would advise speaking to someone first, because before you go off on adventures, it’s a good idea to make sure that you’re happy with you, and that you’re in a good place.)

But there’s that other possibility, the other reason you haven’t done it yet. And that might be that you don’t actually want to do the thing. Because when you think about it, that thing might not be a great thing, or it might not sit right, or you just might have no interest in it at all. And that’s okay too.

I guess before you can kick your own ass, you have to figure out what it is you actually want, sit and have a conversation with yourself if that’s what it takes. For me I write down everything I want to do, then sit and look at it and prioritise others over another, depending on how much I actually want to do it. And generally speaking I measure it with how excited I get over the project. This blog post right now is one of those things, I’ve had the day at college so now I’m sat writing this because I REALLY wanted to write it.

Find the thing that you really want to do. Then tell yourself everyday that you’re going to do it, no matter what. If you get a distraction? That’s cool, don’t beat yourself up over it. Just either stop immediately, then go and do the thing, or finish the distraction and then go and do the thing immediately. Don’t tell yourself “oh I’ll do it later”. Tell yourself “I AM going to do it, as soon as I’ve finished this.”

Even if you end up spending just five single minutes doing the task that you’ve set yourself, that’s just as amazing. Why? Because it’s a step in the right direction. Baby steps are better than no steps. You don’t learn to run before you can walk.

And that’s the most important part I believe, rewarding yourself. If you don’t reward yourself at all, then why would you bother doing it again? It’ll be harder to motivate yourself to do it the next day.

So go forth my friends, conquer your tasks, live out your dreams, and take each day at a time!

FIRST MONDAY MOTIVATION OF 2016

Courtesy of the wonderful Jared Padalecki!

'You might not win every battle. There are going to be some really tough days. There might be several tough times in any given single day, but hopefully, this will help somebody to think, “This isn’t easy; it is a fight, but I’m going

Since Jared has revealed that he battles with depression I really have to say that he’s doing an amazing job at keeping the Always Keep Fighting campaign going, and raising a heck of a lot of money to support people in need.

So if you needed any motivation today, I hope that quote is enough. If not? Then listen to me when I say YOU CAN DO THIS. If you’re feeling like you’re in a major slump, that’s okay, you’re allowed to feel however you want to feel. This is the first Monday of 2016, it’s enough to make anyone feel glum.

On the other hand though, THIS IS THE FIRST MONDAY OF 2016, MAKE IT DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER MONDAY. Go outside, go to work, to school, and do something DIFFERENT. Wear some crazy outfit that everyone will be like “wtf” about, why? Because YOU CAN. Go to school with your hair in the most amazing up-do you’ve ever done, or if you’re a guy, go to school looking proper dapper like. Or go smaller scale, where bright socks today! Or some crazy underwear and smirk as you walk around, like you’re holding the biggest secret known to man, because you’re wearing crazy underwear.

You can do this. You got this. Go show Monday who is BOSS.

 

Monday Motivation – #3

Emotions tend to get in the way of our happiness. A lot of the time, we think too much about them and end up confused. Some of us struggle to comprehend with emotions so much that they’re left feeling numb. Life is like that, there’s good days and there’s bad day’s, but the best thing about it, is when you’re lucky enough to wake up the next day, it’s a NEW day. A new start. And that’s what this Monday Motivation is about for me.

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Even when times are bleak, or when times have been bleak, when you wake up the next day, it’s time to say hello to the world and present it with the you that you want to be, and give it the best shot that you can give.

On that note I hope you all have amazing weeks! Keep your head high, and your walk proud.