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 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 ~ January 17

First post of 2022. I have been planning to post for the last 17 days, but just have not had the energy or motivation. I have been taking it kind of easy these first weeks of 2022. Charging my batteries. A lot has already happened this year and I am still working on my mental health. I think it’s important to remember that mental health is something you need to take care of, it takes time, but it is important to give yourself the time to take care of yourself.

However, this post is a motivational post or at least trying to be. A person who I looked up to a lot, and still look up to, passed in the end of 2021. And I wanted to celebrate her, especially today, on what would have been her 100th birthday. This is why I choose this quote for today’s motivational quote.

I think it’s important to try and remember to laugh. To find the time to laugh at yourself or situations. I know it’s hard. Especially with so much shit going around in the world. However, Covid not going anywhere, if I have gotten it right, and we just have to make the best of what we got. So try and be happy. Make and do things that make you happy. Spend some extra time on yourself, even if it’s just five minutes of extra self-care in the morning. Because you are worth it!

Now I am going to get started on my day. I am starting four new classes today.

Last day of 2021

It’s kind of scary to say goodbye to 2021. What can we expect from 2022? The restrictions have become stricter again in Sweden and I know that the Covid numbers are up. But I think we just have to keep doing our best and keep on moving forward.

My year has been both good and bad, but I am not giving up. I have made a lot of progress since I had my big meltdown at the end of May, and I know I still have a long way to go. But as long as I am working on it there is nothing wrong with taking it slow. I am going to get through this.

I am very thankful for my friends and family that have supported me this year. They have been there for me through it all and I can’t explain how much I love them and how safe they have made me feel. My husband has been especially supportive. He has been there through my worst and not left me. I know that might sound strange to write, but so many times during the year, I was so insecure and thought this it is. He will leave me. But instead, he just kept loving me and being what I needed. So if you are reading this Darling, thank you. I love you!

I am both looking forward and dreading 2022. There are so many things that are up in the air for me, but with my husband by my side I know I can get through it all.

I wish you all a fantastic 2022! And A Happy New Year!

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.

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 ~ 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