Mondays can often be the toughest day of the week. We head back to work (assuming you work a normal Monday through Friday job) and some weeks just seem to suck. Well, that was my week last week. I work full time for an interior design firm/furniture store and three times a year we have a big sale that lasts anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks and the last day is pure hell. Last Tuesday was no exception, the designers are just lovely and wait until 5pm to give me orders that are 4 and 5 pages in length (multiply that by 5-6 items per page and you see why I was disgruntled).
But along with jobs that have us stressed (or frankly that maybe you just dislike) there are the other stresses that get to you. Raising kids who think they have all the answers is a problem. I have had the embroiled battled with my sixth grader who has almost flunked two classes this year. This is completely foreign to me because I never failed classes. I thought it was horrendously horrible of me when I got D’s on some mid-terms in high school…. but to almost fail a grading period? Unheard of in my world, and yet my girl child doesn’t seem to think this is a huge problem. And when we take things away, it’s like it’s nothing, she just goes with the flow and figures out and life stands still. So aggravating!
And of course all this stress bothers me in a variety of ways. I internalize EVERYTHING and so my shoulders get tightened and then I get migraines and then it’s a never-ending story. I eat food I shouldn’t, drink beverages I shouldn’t (can you say Hello Dr. Pepper?) and starts a horrible circle of unhealthiness.
So today I bring to you bits of motivation from my Pinterest boards. I don’t look at the motivational board of “New Me” as often as I should and there are good quotes and sayings that maybe would assist me in not taking everything so seriously. To live in the moment and be happy for what I do have… and remind me what I need to do to stay on track, make myself go to gym and work out and be everything I can be.
The first is one dealing with life in general. I LOVE THIS… I should look at it every day, multiple times a day… Isn’t it awesome?
This next one is what I need to do when I get super stressed… trouble is I’m always at work and I just can’t get up and exercise… but oh if I could…
I don’t know about you – but a happier life is what I aim for every day. May these words ring true with you – and give you something to think twice about before you eat one Twinkie too many that you regret (what am I talking about… one can’t eat too many Twinkies).
Long live Twinkies – they last forever… one of my favorite parts of WALL-E.
Do you have any words of wisdom or a motivational quote you like? Please share it with me!