Tuesday Truths

As some of you might have noticed I did not post a Motivational Monday post yesterday. I just did not have the time or energy. I have been working hard on my mental health and trying to keep my head over water. But it is though and I am struggling. I want this blog to be uplifting and help people. However, I still feel like being honest is the best thing I can do.

I hope you all can be understanding that I will post on here when I want and when I have the time. So far 2022 has been stressful, messy, sad and great at the same time. I have more emotions then I thought was possible. I am trying my best to keep it all together and just move forward.

I wish you all a fantastic week! And what ever you are going through! YOU GOT THIS!

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ 7th of March

The world is still a mess, but I figured that we all might need some motivation. I have a full week ahead of me with schoolwork and housework. Last week I kind of just logged out from everything, including doing the laundry. My heart goes out to all people living in war areas, I know that there are more places than Ukraine that are affected and I can’t get my head around the fact that we are living in 2022 and that there is no peace in the world. I have no words.

If you are like me and it all feels kind of helpless and you need some motivation and hope, then maybe you too need a motivational quote. It was hard finding a quote for today, seeing as so many of them seem so one-dimensional given all that is happening. In the end, I went with one that is my favorite. I hope you like it.

I hope this helps you find some hope. I know I hope that war will end, peace will come to all on earth and that we will make it through this year and be better people after it’s done.

Now I am going to try and do some studying.

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ 14th of February

Monday again and it’s Valentine’s Day. We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day in my family. My husband and I usually stay in and just enjoy each other’s company. This year will not be any different since I have been sick for almost a week. Got a bad cold and just have no energy at all.

However, I still wanted to do a Motivational Monday quote. I love the tv-series The Good Place and it’s that show that I thought about today when I was going to do this post.

What I am trying to say with this is just do your best. Work on yourself and make yourself the best version of yourself. Try not to compare yourself to others. You are perfect as you are and don’t need to be like everyone else.

This was maybe not the best post I have written, and I blame it on the fever. But anyway Happy Valentine’s day and I hope you have a fantastic week.

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ 7th February

Monday again and the sun is shining. I have already had a productive day and it makes me happy. I decided to start this week in the best possible way by just starting doing things that needed to be done. I wrote a list yesterday of what I needed to do this week and I have already tackled 5 things, which makes me really happy. I remembered this morning a quote I read the other day, which motivated me a lot. So that will be this week’s motivational quote.

I try to get more things done than just talking about doing things. It’s hard but when I do the things I talked about I feel happier and free. I can do anything I set my mind to and I know you can too. I am working hard on getting my degree, but also challenging my mental health and improving. It’s hard getting out of bed some days, but by doing that and getting things done I feel better. I know I will have off days, we all do. But the days I get things done helps, even with my off days, cause I know I can get back to getting things done.

I wish you all a magical week and remember you can do this!

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ 31 January

It’s the last of January 2022 and I can’t believe we are already a month into 2022. It feels like 2021 was yesterday, but a lot of things have happened so far this year. I will not tell you all, but I am feeling happy and looking forward to a lot of new challenges.

I had some problems deciding this week’s motivational quote, which is the reason I am posting so late. But I finally found a good one, or at least I think its a good one.

I think it’s important to remember that you can’t be happy all the time, mostly happy yes, but things happen. And it’s okay to feel down and sad. There is nothing wrong with you. I also think it’s important to remember that you can’t always have a life full of rainbows. To get there you might need to go through some rain. There will be hard times. You will have to work hard. But I believe in you and know you can get there.

Now I need to work on my assignment that is due on Wednesday.

I wish you all an amazing week!

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ 13th December

We are less than two weeks from Christmas and today we celebrate Lucia in Sweden (Click here to find out more about what Lucia means). I spent my morning watching a Lucia celebration on tv and now I trying to get my week started. I have so much to do this week that I am going to write a to-do list so I won’t miss anything.

The closer I get to Christmas, the less motivated I feel to get my studying done, which sucks since I have a paper due the 28th of December and then another one due the 2th of January. Many years ago someone told me this quote that I have chosen to be today’s Motivational quote:

Just like one step at a time still is a step, I try to remember that success and working towards something is a process. It motivates me to keep going and for me it works to put up goals of what I need to do each day.

Now I am going to write my list and dive into getting it done, but I just wanted to add one thing. On my list for each day I put something that has to do with taking some time for me and I try to do that each day. Self-care is important.

I wish you all a magical week.

Love, Nea

Motivational Monday ~ 6th of December

Monday again and we spent the weekend getting things done at home. It was so nice to see things get crossed off the list. Now we don’t have so many big things left to do this year. Just some ordinary things like dusting and cleaning and decorating, but the ceiling is finally up in the bathroom. Two kitchen cabinets are over the fridge and freezer. More isolation around the patio door. One of the closets has gotten shelves so now I can use the whole closet. It just feels amazing and it is a great start to the new week.

This week I got a lot of smaller things to do around the house, and I got a lot of studying to do. I feel pretty motivated at the moment, but I know motivation can disappear pretty fast. So this week’s motivational quote is the following:

I think it is important to remember that you are in charge of your own day. You can make goals or plans for the day. If you want to take a day of rest, take a day of rest. If you have a list of things you want to do, then do it. I have a list of things I want to get done this week. I will try and get them all done, but most important is to do the things I need to do. But on my list, there are also things for me. Like, take time to read. Take a walk with the dogs. Enjoy the snow.

It is important to take time for yourself. Self-love and self-care are important. Don’t forget that. Now I am going to continue on with my school work.

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.

Important to remember

Sometime you need to make decisions that are hard, even though you know that it is for your own sake. Like today. I had to withdraw from a course, because I need to finish my master thesis and I can’t do that and study 100%. That would mean that I would be putting in at least 80 hours weeks until the end of September. And my mental health would not handle that. I would be a wreck.

It feels like a failure, but I needed to do this for me. For my health. For my well-being. I need to be better at realizing that it is: It is okay to put yourself first. It is okay to make sure that you don’t stress to much.

Maybe some of you also need to remember that. I don’t know. But I have promised myself as well as my husband to be better at putting my health above studying and getting good grades. It is not the end of the world if I fail, my health is more important.

Just needed to get this out of my head, and I though it might be something someone else needed to read (hear).

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