I was browsing through the Internet last night and came across this amazing blog with thousands of great ideas and really inspiring posts. One of the ideas that really caught my attention was the 'Motivational Monday' post, a weekly post providing little tidbits with positive, optimistic ideas and thoughts. I am not going to commit to such post on a weekly basis; I will however try to do something like that whenever 'inspiration strikes'
Make yourself the focal point: Start truly caring about yourself. Do things that make you happy. Don't wait for someone to come over and safe you from your misery. Be the doer not the dreamer. Make your life all about YOU (not in a selfish way, but in a self-loving, self-appreciative way).
Make every day your special day: You don't need a special occasion to look nice. Make every day an excuse to look nice. Put on your favorite outfit. Take good care of yourself and go out into the world with a feeling that today is the day when something really great is going to happen to you. Thoughts become Reality! Do that and see what happens.
Be kind: Kind to yourself, kind to the others, kind to the world around you. Kindness is one of the most rewarding feelings. Remember: what goes around, comes around
Love thyself: This somewhat cliché saying must become your daily mantra. Again, I am not talking about the selfish, "I'm-better-than-anyone-else" kind of love. I'm talking about doing what makes you happy, saying 'no' when you know saying 'yes' will go against your beliefs, waking up every morning and saying 'today I will have a great day – I will take good care of myself, I will be good to myself, I will have a positive outlook on life, I will not worry about any problems as I know they all will be resolved eventually…" By doing this and by spreading your positivity on everyone around you, you will become happier and you will feel better.
Make a change: So frequently we get caught up in our daily routines. Structure is nice, but at some point your life becomes an episode from the movie Groundhog Day, where the main character finds himself waking up every morning to exactly the same series of events. To truly appreciate who you are, where you are, and what you are doing with your life, try to dabble into different activities every once in a while. Take a class after work. Go out with your friends in the middle of the week. Visit a museum or a show on the weekend. Change things up – it’s fun!
Smile, laugh, enjoy every moment: Do I really need to elaborate on this one? J
Making my day a special one with this lovely outfit...
Top: H&M; Skirt, Jacket and Jewelry: NY & Company; Shoes: INC