Morning all! How are you and how was your weekend? Look! A morning Monday post, actually posted on a Monday morning!
As you can probably tell from the overly chirpy use of exclamation marks, my dialed down weekend has done me the world of good. Did I get everything done that I probably should have done? Nope. Am I worried about that? Not particularly.
After all the biggest and most important thing on my to-do list was to recuperate, and you can consider that well and truly ticked off. I’m feeling brighter eyed and bushier tailed than I have in weeks and that makes me feel pretty confident about tackling the rest of the never ending to-do list.
A few weeks ago I posted about switching off the worry button in my head and ever since then I have well and truly ran with this. Yes I have been stressed at work, but when there has been no need to freak out, I haven’t and more importantly I have cut out the negative attitude I was serving to myself, in great big platefuls, every single day. And that really has made the world of difference.
It isn’t just about having a positive outlook on life, but taking a positive look at yourself.
We so rarely celebrate our own success and achievements, especially not on a Monday morning. Monday morning, we tell ourselves is the time to look at what we have coming up and the challenges we are yet to face. We pile up the chores and tasks in our head there’s no time for taking stock. When in reality, if we all started Monday morning, by looking at how far we’ve come and everything we’ve achieved recently, we would probably feel much more empowered in our ability to make this week the best we can.
So I am setting you a task, one to put at the top of your own to-do list, before you even think about looking at the other stuff and I’m hoping you are sneakily reading this when you are meant to be checking emails,or while you’re on the bus to work, or even as your on lunch break thinking about how far away Friday seems. I want you to just stop. Don’t think about all the things you have to do, think about all the things you’ve done, done well, done amazingly. Write down three things that you are super proud of and remember if you did that, you can do whatever comes next.
Here are my three…
- I’m super proud of how work went last week, I honestly couldn’t be happier with how the season launch went, and I am determined, not to be complacent but to just keep building on all the good things that are happening at the moment.
- I have amazing friends. Now this might seem an odd thing to put on your list, but the way I see it is this. Everytime I am feeling down about myself, I look at all the wonderful people I surround myself with and think, you know what if these people like me, then I must be doing something right.
- Last week I managed the best, longest and full on run I have done since moving to Blackburn and it felt amazing! I easily get defeated when it comes to exercise and what have you so I really want to use this as motivation to keep up the good work this week.
There you have it, maybe share your three in the comments below, or keep them to yourself as your own motivational secret weapon. Live life & congratulate yourself every now and then x