Motivational Monday ~ November 22

Monday again and we have had a pretty sleepless night here at home. Zelda, one of our dogs, got sick last night. She has probably eaten something bad outside. Hopefully, it’s nothing serious, but we are keeping an eye on her. So far today she has been eating and playing as normal, so that’s good.

But over to getting motivated. I need it today. I have a lot of things I need to get done, and not a lot of motivation to get it done. I remembered this quote from another time I was looking for a quote so I decided to use it for this week. I hope it motivates you.

I think it is important to remember that things take time, but to do something today is progress. Just take it one step at a time, and one day you will have moved your “mountain”.

I wish you all an amazing week.

Love, Nea

Lists

I guess I am not the only one who is forgetful. And I know that there are more people with depression and anxiety who need to have goals of what to do during the day to be able to get things done. This means that I write a lot of lists. Lists of things I need to do, like the dishes or laundry and watering the plants. But also lists of what groceries are needed, what we are going to eat that week, as well as lists of what I want to share on this blog and my Instagram linked to this blog. As well as on my bookstagram and book blog. I also write lists of what I am thankful for and the top three things that have happened in a week. This helps me find the light in the dark.

I think I write lists of almost everything and it helps me. Helps me remember, helps me get things done, and helps me focus on good things. I know some people get annoyed when I talk about my lists, but they help me. Therefore they are important.

Today I started once again on a list of what I am thankful for. This is a list that never really changes, only smaller things on it or seasonal things. But it helps me. I want to share this list with you. It might help you or give you the idea to try your own list. So here goes:

What I am thankful for:

  • My Husband
  • Oracle (my corgi)
  • Zelda (my second corgi)
  • My family
  • My friends
  • My house
  • My happy childhood memories
  • My writing
  • My books
  • The food I eat
  • The clothes
  • My warm and comfy bed
  • My time
  • My garden
  • The woods around me
  • The animals that I see living in the woods
  • The sun
  • The smell of the warming fire in our fireplace
  • My stubbornness
  • The hope of a white winter
  • The happiness I feel when I watch my husband
  • the happiness I feel when my dogs chase each other on the frosty ground in the garden
  • The happiness I feel when my nephew or neice wants to play or just be with me
  • Having somewere to share my struggles

This list is shorter than the real list. But this is what I wrote in about five minutes. And looking at it makes me feel thankful and blessed. I also have hope for the future. I have so much love and support around me and I know I can make it through. Just as I know that you can make it through.

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ 15th of November

It’s another amazing Monday and am taking a short break from studying. I have been studying the whole morning, which is why this post is a bit later than usual. I have been thinking a lot lately of what I want to do with my time and my goals. Because I have kind of lost my goals for the future, more just focusing on surviving right now. But now I think it is important to try and set goals for myself again. Both short and long.

I will write more about this later. However this kind of fits with the motivational quote I have decided to use for this week.

It is important to not listen to people who talk shit about you or that don’t support your dreams or goals. Just as Michelle Obama says, stay true to you. If you want to start a band and tour the world, then go for that goal. If you want to study to become a doctor, go for it. You can do it. Follow your dreams and don’t let people destroy your dreams.

I have let people destroy my dreams, but when I started to feel more secure about myself I have also used their words as motivation. Like he says I can’t do this, she says I am too sick to do that. I will show them I can. And then I did it. Every time I was close to giving up I remember their face or their words and it spurred me on.

I hope you find this motivating and that you will have an incredible week!

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday – November 8th

Hello everyone. It’s been a while since I was on here as some of you might have noticed. And the truth is I just have not been up for it. My mental health has been bad and I just had to take some time to get my legs back under me. I was planning on doing a post this weekend, but instead, I changed some furniture and things around upstairs. It took two days and in the evenings I was so tired that I fell asleep fast.

But that is not why I am posting today. It is time for a motivational Monday post since it’s Monday. I am starting a new course today and I need some motivation to keep up with my studies as well as get my home more organized.

I think a lot of us are waiting for everything to be perfect or for everything to feel all right. I know I am sometimes. I just sit waiting, but life is what is happening around me now. I need to live it and I need to go after what I want. I need to get things done and I need to work on my health and well-being. And I think more people are in the same position as I.

It is important to take time for yourself. It is important to take chances and go after what you want. It is important not to let just pass you by. And I am going to work on doing this for myself.

I wish you an amazing week.

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday – 18th October

It’s Monday and I feel totally unmotivated. It could be the fact that I currently have a bad cold and high fever. Either way I am going to try and find my motivation now to study. I have an exam in one week, an important exam for my future. I am going to spend this whole week studying both for the exam and for a group project, while I am also trying to get over this cold.

To find a motivational quote for this week I googled and found the following quote.

I figured it was a good quote and something to remember. Because nobody is perfect and at least to me its more important to make progress than to make everything perfect. However, I have to admit that I sometimes wish I was perfect, but then I need to remember that nobody is perfect. Nobody!! So do your best and try and make as much progress as you can. And be happy. You are doing the best you can. You are not competing with everyone else, you are competing with you.

I wish you an fantastic week.

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ 11th October

A late Motivational Monday post today. I was going to ignore posting today, but I wanted to post it so here I am doing it anyway.

Last week was both a great week and a hard week. I will not go in to the hard parts of the week, more than I got to know how long the waiting list to see a psychologist in my county was. Some other things also occurred, but I am choosing to keep those private, because they are not really mine to talk about.

But the great things that happend, or the greates was that I finallly got the results of my Master Thesis. The week before I defended my thesis and last week I got the news that I passed. My thesis was accepted and now I am one step closer to getting my Masters Degree. I am so happy I could burst. I have worked so hard on this and it paid of. Even times I wanted to quiet I still continued to work.

But now its time for this weeks Motivational Quote.

I choose this as I thought it was fitting to my situation and not giving up made my master thesis become finished and now accepted. So don’t give up. Keep on fighting. You can do it!

I wish you all a fantastic week.

Love, Nea

World Mental Health Day 2021

Today is World Mental Health Day. I read that this day was first celebrated in 1992, almost 20 years. A lot have changes since then, but there is still a lot of misinformation and shame linked to mental health.

I still have times that people look at me strange when I tell them about my depression and/or anxiety. Some people don’t want to get to know me because of this. Some companies don’t want to employ me because of this. But you know what? I am more than my mental health issues. I am more than my depression. I am more than my anxiety. I am just as important as other people. I am just as worthy of love and affection. Of friendship. Of living. I am not worth less than anyone else.

You are not worth less. You are worthy of love, friendship and so much more. We all are. It does not matter if we have mental health problems or not.

I hope that we in another 20 years can be more open without being judged. I hope that we can continue working for a better world for all of us. I don’t want people to be ashamed about their struggles. I want people to be able to be open, and get the help ans support they need.

I know we all can do better and help spread the awareness. I am trying to be more open with my struggles and I hope you can to. It’s okay to have problems. It’s okay to ask for help.

Voices ~ Jana Kramer

I have started to listen to songs that help me feel more confident or at least help me deal with my feelings. I am one of those people who can listen to the same song over and over again. And today I want to share one of those songs with you. This is a new song that was released last week.

It is called Voices and it is Jana Kramer that sings it. I love Jana Kramer, she has an incredible voice and she has so much things to share. This song is about feeling that you are worthy of love and stop listening to the voices in your head. When I first heard this song I feel as she was singing of me. I often feel like I am not enough and that I don’t deserve my husbands love. But this song has helped me start being more nice to myself. So I hope that that might do the same for you.

Because you are amazing and worthy of love! Ignore the voices in your head.

Motivational Monday ~ 20th of September

Monday again and some of you might have notice that I did not post anything last week. The reason was that the Friday before I got the news that a family member had passed away and I was not prepared. I needed the time to grieve and breath. But now I am back.

In two days until I have to hand in my thesis. Then next week I have to defend it and oppose another master thesis. I am kind of nervous, but I know that I did my best and that is all you can do. Therefor I thought the following quote was appropriate for this weeks Motivational Monday.

This is something everyone needs to hear. Do your best, you can’t do more than that. Sometimes our best is not enough, but you still tried. Don’t compare yourself to others, it’s not about being best. It is about doing your best and knowing you did.

I wish you all an amazing week.

Love, Nea

9/11

20 years have passed since 9/11 a date that will forever be printed in my brain. A Day that I forever will remember like it was yesterday.

Today I am thinking of all the people that died, all the people who lost someone and all the people that worked to save people.