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

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

Motivational Monday ~ September 6th

Monday morning and I am so tired. This weekend was not a lot of rest, I studied a lot and tried to get some things done at home. I have a deadline for the master thesis. 15 of September, only nine days away. It is scary and it is stressful. But I can do this.

I think it is important to remember to do your best. Sometimes it all goes wrong, but then you just have to get up and try again. At least that is what I think. I know I might not get a passing grade on my thesis, but I am doing my very best. Therefore I choose this quote for this week.

So when life knocks you down. Scream, cry or what ever you need. Then get back up again. I know you can do it!

I wish you all an fantastic week.

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ 30 August

Time for another Motivational Monday. Today my term at Uni starts. The plan at the moment is that this will be my last term and then out in the real world, or as I call it employment. It’s been hard to get work these last years, because of Covid. Companies do not want to employ people without any experience, which means that I with my mental health, my lack of employment history and fresh from uni makes it hard to get a job. I have been trying for since I got my Bachelors Degree.

As many of you might know, depression makes one kind of pessimistic. To be honest, it sucks. I grew up trying to be optimistic. Trying to see the good in everything and find the silver lining. Now I just see problems and difficulty’s. I am working on getting back to being more optimistic which is why I thought the following quote would be a good one for this weeks Motivational Monday.

I don’t know if people will really feel like this is motivational, but for me it is a reminder to try and find opportunity’s and what is good. I know it’s not possible in every situation, but I want to try and get back some of my old self. I want to try and turn my thoughts into more positive thoughts. I think it might help with my depression.

I don’t know about you, but don’t you think it is better to try and make situations better by trying to see it from a more positive outlook than to be negative about everything? At least that is what I am going to try and do.

I wish you all an fantastic week!

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ 23 August

Monday again and a new week. Today my husband started work again after three weeks vacation, not that he got a lot of rest. He has been busy with renovating our house and helping family members. As well as working a bit, even though he shouldn’t have. I feel bad, because he is working so hard every day for us. But I also know that he has a hard time sitting still and doing nothing. He likes being busy and I try to support that. Since we aren’t going on any vacation this year, because of Covid, we have just been home. I have been trying to work on my master thesis and getting ready for school to start again. It starts next week.

But enough about that. It’s time to share my motivational quote for the week:

This is something I say to myself. I need to get things started and going. I can’t just talk about it. As I always say, even one step is progress. I have so many things that I procrastinate and it gets worse when my mental health is bad. I just want to lay in bed and do nothing.

I hope this motivates you to start doing something you have been talking about. Maybe it’s to start a blog or ask that cute person out on a date? Maybe its to get out of bed and train in the morning? Or maybe it is allow some time each week for self-care?

I wish you all an amazing week! You are fantastic!

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~16 August

I been in a bit of a slump for a couple of weeks. Not really wanting to do anything, which is why I have not posted in awhile. I am still waiting in to get a time to see a psychologist, but there are so many people who need help at the moment. I am trying to stay possitive, but some days are harder than others. Which is why I decided that I need to start with Motivational Monday’s again as well as hopefully posting more here.

In exactly 14 days I start what I hope will be my last term in Uni, but you never know. I have a lot to do before then so I need all the motivation I can get. This weeks motivational quote:

I think it is important for everyone to realize that they don’t need to be perfect, because truth is NOBODY is perfect. They might seem perfect but they are not. And taking a step forward and/or doing something for the future is progress. It do not have to be a big step, just a step.

I hope this quote motivates you, because it motivates me. I am striving for progress and I am going to do the best I can. It won’t be perfect but it will be a step forward.

I wish you all an fantastic week.

Love, Nea

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