Motivational Monday ~ 19 July

This morning I woke up to a feeling of hope. I don’t know if it is because I had a better day yesterday than I have in a while or if it’s the fact that I slept without nightmares. I just feel more at ease today. More calm. I have a list of things I would like to get done to day. Writing on my master thesis is one of them, but also reading some in the book I am reading, doing some laundry as well as planing out what we are going to eat this week.

Writing on my Master thesis is at the moment not something I am really motivated to do, but it needs to be done. And for this I need some motivation. I googled and found this quote that I think is pretty good.

I am trying to do this. Even if I take small steps forward I am at least moving forward. And I hope that you can do the same. Even if you do one thing, one hard thing or one thing that you been pushing of it is one step forward. I am going to continue working on my master thesis and I am going to continue doing harder things that trigger me. I want my life back.

I wish you all an amazing week.

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ 12 July

Good morning. It’s another Monday and I feel like this week will be great. I spent my Sunday with my mother-in-law which was amazing. We had not seen each other for about a month and had a lot to talk about. I have my day pretty planed to get a lot of things done.

Last week I had a lot of thoughts of my past as well of bad things that I have experienced. It did not make things better for me to go through those. Instead I am taking this week to focus on the future and today. This is the reason I choose the following quote as this weeks Motivational Quote:

I don’t know if this will help you be focused on the future and I know that sometimes you need to work through the past. I know I need it. But that is something I will do another day. Which might not be the healthiest, but at the moment with all my mental health issues I need this to happen together with a professional that can help me.

I hope you all have an amazing week.

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ July 5th

It’s Monday again and a whole week since I posted. A lot has happened and I am working on my mental health. I have been in contact with a psychologist and she listened to me and I am going to get help. It feels like a stone has been lifted from my shoulders. I know it will be a lot of work to get better, but it is worth it.

But now to this weeks motivation. I saw this on Pinterest and I thought it was fitting for the day so I made a picture of it. I hope you like it.

I don’t really know why this one spoke to me, but it did. We all have different things in our past and some of us go through similar experiences, but we are not the same. It is all the things that have happened to us that are put together and make us to us. I just know that I want to try and be the best person I can be. But also try and feel better and work on my mental health.

I wish you all an fantastic week and hope that my ramblings on here help at least somebody.

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ June 28th

It’s Monday again and the feeling of anxiety that has been my constant companion these last two months is still here. It has gotten so much worse that I have deicide that it is time to ask for help. I am contacting the health system today to get that help. I want you all to know that it is never wrong or never weak to ask for help. They are there for a reason and I have been in contact with a lot of mental health professions to get help since my problems started when I was 12. Usually I go to someone and talk for once or twice a week for different amounts of time, but I think the longer was little over a year. I am not ashamed of these and I know how much help I have gotten in the past so I am looking forward to getting that again.

But enough about that. It is time for some motivation. I don’t know about you, but I need some motivation right now. To get some stuff done at home as well as more writing done on my masters thesis. The following quote is one I stumled on when I was on Pinterest a few days ago. I read it and it kind of spoke to me. It’s form a book that I am now intersted to read.

I think quote points to an important thing. It is okay to be both strong and weak. Sometimes we are one or the other and sometimes we can be both. At this moment I feel more weak than strong, but I am working on becoming stronger and back to feeling in control over my fears and anxiety.

So please remember, what you are feeling is a part of your long journey. If you are feeling weak; you will get through this. I know you will. And if you are feeling strong; that is amazing and I am happy for you!

I wish you all an fantastic week and I hope I can write more posts soon!

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ 14th of June

Hey, everybody. I am alive. Even though it felt like I was not going to make it a couple of times these last weeks. I got really sick, not Covid, and I am just starting to feel better and back to myself. But I am still tired and need a lot of rest.

Now I am slowly getting back to things like my master thesis, that have been postponed until August to be finished and housework and so much more. When you don’t wash cloths in a little more then three weeks one really understands how much cloths are used.

I need some extra motivation today. I might be slow at the moment but I have a lot of things to get done. So todays motivational quote is the following:

This is important to remember. Always get up. I always tired. Not to give up even when it’s hard. Like now. I kind of just want to quiet my masters thesis, but at the same time I put about 5 months into it and I know that I can do it. So I won’t quiet. I will just keep doing my best and that will have to be enough.

I don’t know if this helps anyone else or motivates anyone else. But it motivates me. Now I am going to continue on the thesis. I wish you all an fantastic week.

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ 17th of May

Monday again and I don’t know about you, but I have a heavy week ahead of me. I already had two panic attacks this morning and I am fighting my anxiety. I am writing this to be honest with you, some days it is tough. But I have made I through tougher times and I know I can do this. This made think of something that Johnny Cash as said:

This might not motivate you, but it motivates me to keep going. Cause I know I can make it and I know I am tougher than I think. I also know that you can do it! I know you are so much tougher than you think. I belive in you.

I wish you all an amazing week.

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ 10th of May

It’s May and I have not been active on here for awhile. Its because I have been so stressed and spent almost all my time writing and researching for my masters thesis. At the same time my husband has been away a lot at work so it has been me alone who have to take care of all the house chores, the dogs and getting us all feed.

Today I am giving myself a few minutes of peace before I continue to work at it. I have a deadline at 8 o’clock Friday morning, and then as much as possible of the thesis should be finished. Right now it feels like this week is going to be a even more stressful week. My husband will be working long hours and I will probably do at least 12 hours a day of writing. This means that this week I really need to be motivated. Therefore I chose this quote to be this weeks motivational quote:

I chose this quote since this is one of the things I am telling myself. I know that one day it will all be worth it and that when I look back at all this stress I will be so proud of myself.

Now I am going to get back to working on my thesis. I wish you all an amazing week and remember you can do this! I believe in you!

Love, Nea

Accountability not justice

When I woke up this morning and looked at my phone, I saw that Derek Chauvin had been found guilty in all three charges. I cried, for so many reasons. Some people said it was justice for George Floyd, but some other said it is accountability not justice. And I agree, it is accountability. George should be living his lift right now, just like so many other black people that has been killed by cops.

But I got hope. I felt hope. I think a lot of people in the US and around the world felt the same. I hope this means that things will change. That there will be accountability to so many lost lives.

Dante Wrights
Adam Toledo
Rayshard Brooks
Daniel Prude
Breonna Taylor
Atatiana Jefferson

Just a few names… there are so many more that should be alive today. I found this kind of pamphlet online with some of the black people that have been killed by cops. Some I had not even heard about. You can find it here.

I also read something about a young black woman being killed in Ohio just minutes after the Derek Chauvin conviction. Makiyah Bryant. From what I have gathered she called the cops herself, because her sister and she was being attacked by other residents in the fosterhome they were living at. And still a cop killed her. I.. I have no words. I have not watched the video of the shoting, beacuase it would trigger me.

I just need something to happen. I need a change in the world for the better. I need black people all over the world to be safe. I need the police to stop threating people different depending on their skin colour. I need more wins, like the Chauvin trail.

Motivational Monday ~ 19 April

Today have to be a short post, I have a deadline this afternoon and I have a lot to get done before that. But I needed to come on here and write a motional post. It always makes my week to do so. I know that there is a lot of shit going on in the world, but in these times, or well any time. It is important to spreed some love around. And thats what I want to do with my motivational Mondays, I want to inspire you to keep on fighting. I want to inspire you to get through the week.

A person I admire and that has said and written so many amazing thing is Maya Angelou. Therefore a quote from her is this days motivational quote.

And with that I wish you all an fantastic week.

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~April 12th

It’s Monday and we are having real April weather here where I live. Yesterday was sunny and windy, then in the evening it started to rain. This morning it was snow everywhere. About 0,2 meters have come down during the night, and it’s still snowing. But it’s suppose to go over in rain later today. So April weather.

As I have mentioned before I am struggling with my mental health at the moment. This makes me try and think more positive and change my thoughts. So Motivational Monday is important to me, since it kind of starts my week of in a right mindset. I try to find quotes on Google or on Pinterest. This morning this quote was one that I thought was fitting.

Being an optimist is not always easy, but having a more positive outlook always helps me. I always try and see the glass as half full instead of half empty. And being optimistic can help turn bad thoughts into better thoughts. We need to be kind to ourselves just as we would be to a friend who are struggling.

So be as nice to yourself as you would your best friend and try and keep a possitive mind, I know it’s hard, but don’t forget you are amazing!

Love, Nea