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 ~ 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 ~ 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 ~ 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 ~ 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 ~ 29 March

I have not been on here for awhile, because I been struggling. I will post about that tomorrow. I just needed to take a break and try and find myself back to why I started this blog as well as what is important to me. The post tomorrow will touch on things that have drained my energy.

But today its Monday and its time for a motivational post. I currently need it since I have a lot on my plate. Both things I need to do as well as things I want to do. Easter is soon here and I intend to take some of my free time and enjoy not doing anything.

Lately I been watching Tom Hanks movies and I remember a quote I read somewhere that he had said. I don’t know if its from one of his movies or just something that he has said in an interview or something like that. But I thought it was a fitting quote for today.

So as he says, never give up. Continue fighting, continue grinding. I know you can do it.

I wish you all an fantastic week and I will try and post more. I did not know how much I have missed it until I started with this post today.

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ November 30

Happy Monday everybody! One day away from it to be December. I am starting to feel the Christmas cheer and this weekend it snowed a bit. Not much, but just enough for everything to be white. It is so beautiful outside and my husband and I put up some Strings of lights on our fence yesterday. It makes the snow glitter even more.

I know Christmas is not a fun time for everyone and that a lot of people feel stressed or/and overwelmed. All I can say is that Christmas do not need to be perfect. My best Christmases has been days where I been with my family and just enjoyed a quiet Christmas. I to can get stressed at times, but I try and take a deep breath and remind myself that life is not perfect and that what ever gets done gets done.

Todays motivational quote is one a friend said to me when I was having a rough time. She had read it somewhere online so I do not know where it comes from but it helped me. So I hope it can help somebody else.

You are stronger than you believe. Please remember that. And ask for help if you need it. It is nothing wrong with asking for help. I did it just last week. i was overwhelmed with my work for Uni and I just needed a break. So I got some help with the dogs at daytime by my father and my husband took on some more housework. And I am so grateful for this. They really helped me out.

Now I need to finish writing since I have a paper due today that needs some more work. I wish you all an amazing week!

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday – 19th October

It’s Monday again and it’s a late post today. I usually want to post Motivational Monday in the morning, but time has run past so fast this morning. I have been planing my week and started my order for food I am going to pick-up tomorrow afternoon. Since Covid is still here and I am in a risk-group I order food online to pick up at a drive-in at my favorite store. And it is easy to pick up.

I have had a few rough weeks. I am not ready to talk about it again, but my depression is back. I am fighting against every day, because I know it is a fight that I need to do. I don’t want to fall down deeper in my depression and I do things that make me happy. As well as trying to be out for a while if the sun is out.

The quote for today is something that a therapist I had told me and I need to remember this again today. Well, I think I need to remember this always.

This is important. Remember that there is no rush. Take it in your own pace and that all the progress you do is progress. Even if it is as simple as having panic about being outside alone. If you take on step outside your door and stand there for one minute. It is still progress. It is still a step.

I have a lot of things I am working on with my mental health. Some days are easy. Some days are a constant battle. But every progress I do, even small small steps are progress. Be kind to yourself and keep on fighting.

I wish you an amazing week and remember that you are stronger then you think.

Love, Nea

PS. This is the first time I share the quotes as a video.. What do you think?