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 24

Good morning! It’s Monday again and a lot of things happened last week. Some good, some less good, but I am starting this week with a positive and motivated mind. I am going to crush this week and get all the things I plan to get done.

Today’s motivational quotes are from one of my favorite authors, C. S. Lewis, growing up. I loved reading Narnia and I still enjoy the story a lot. When I saw this quote the other day, I knew I needed to use it someday in my motivational Monday post, and I thought today would be the perfect day.

I think it’s important to understand that dreams and goals change, because we evolve. I do not have the same dreams and goals as I did growing up. Some of my dreams and goals have even changed since last year. Because we evolve. Things happen and that changes everything. Sometimes it might be hard letting go of a dream or a goal, but sometimes that might be just what you need. One of my therapists once told me to sit down at least once every year and try and look over my goals and dreams and ask myself. Do I really want this? Have my dreams changed? Am I holding onto something that I don’t want anymore?

This quote motivates me as well, since I know that I can change my goals and dreams. I can do anything I want and it is never too late.

I wish you all a fantastic 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.

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 ~ 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 ~ 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 ~ First of March

New week and a new month. I don’t know if you have this yet, but this weekend gave a real feeling of spring. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the sky was so blue. It was beautiful and I spent a lot of time outside with the dogs. You could spring in the air and I know that we will have a few setbacks before spring is really here, but I thought about planting spring flowers and buying daffodils.

As you might know if you been reading my other posts, I am currently working on my master thesis. The subject of this thesis has been changed, but I am actually really excited about it. It will be more difficult, but I also think more rewarding. I am learning a lot and I am looking forward to doing this project. But at the same time my anxiety is making me question my decision. Am I good enough? Will I fail? Will my thesis be accepted? But I have made it this far and I am not going to stop. I am strong enough and I am not going to fail as long as I don’t give up.

This brings me to this weeks motivational quote. I do not know who has said this, but it’s something that I have heard in therapy as well from people online.

So keep trying and know that this makes you strong. And as long as you are trying and not giving up, then you are not failing. You are doing your best, and that is enough!

Now I need to go back to studying! Have an fantastic week!

Love, Nea