Quote For Monday
My quote for Monday is this …
Every day is a fresh start, every day holds new opportunities, new friendships and new beginnings, but we very rarely see it that way. Everything at the moment seems to be rolling into one big fast paced routine and after a while it becomes, boring and really hard work. It would be easy to go to bed dreading the next day and waking feeling as if you have to drag yourself through it.
At this time of year everything Ramps up as we try to juggle everything, it often feels like we don’t actually get anything done that we had planned.
If we could just reset our mindset to close one day before opening another we would be in a much better place to deal with it.
Everybody knows that sleep is good for us, during a good nights sleep our skin repairs itself, our body recharges itself and our mind should clear itself but unfortunately not many of us get a good nights sleep. The dreaded menopause can play havoc with our sleep patterns ( and everything else) financial worries, family problems, children, pets, even the weather can effect how well we sleep.
When you have a new born or toddler it’s important to start a bedtime routine to calm them down to prepare for sleep, but we don’t do it for ourselves. If you try to prepare a bedtime routine, a warm Bath with some lavender oils, warm pjs on the radiator, warm drink ( not alcohol) a heated eye mask and a room that has air flow, so maybe a window slightly open. No phones or tv ad the light stimulates the brain but maybe a book to read it will help you and the more you do it the more it becomes routine snd your body and brain will expect it. All of these things will help you to switch off and relax. Only then can you prepare to sleep and if you think of something for tomorrow, write it down leave it next to the bed, and turn over.
How you view tomorrow impacts on tomorrow, but it is a fresh start and a new day so embrace it. At the end of the day finish it, close it and rest.
Have a wonderful Monday and week ahead. Stay safe and learn to rest.
Good Sunday morning to you all and what a beautiful morning it is. But just because the weather is lovely today doesn’t mean that everyone is feeling that way.
Quote for Monday :
Where are you?
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Sometimes when life throws us into confusion these are the three questions we should be asking ourselves. Life hasn’t been easy for anyone since Early 2020, it’s churned up buried emotions or new ones that we didn’t know were lying dormant and we don’t always know how best to deal with them. But if you ask yourself these questions you can calm irrational, negative thoughts. Here are my answers.
Where am I?
I’m still here, when others around me have lost their homes, relationships, businesses or lives. I am grateful to still be here.
Where have I been?
I’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster that has shown me my own strength and ability to deal with the up’s and many many downs that came with it. I faced dark times that I didn’t think I would get through but one positive step out of hundreds of negative ones every day had brought me to where I am now , and I’m still here .
Where am I going?
My path to my future has changed many many times since I started it. On days when the path seemed blocked I found a way round it, it took longer and it was harder, but I was still moving forward. My initial innocent childhood dreams for my life have long gone, replaced by new ones. I miss my childhood dreams for my future – part of me would still like them to happen. But my dreams now are for my future, my daughters future, and my businesses future, all have wavered in the last 18 months but never changed.
There should always be a dream to look to, to keep you going. If you don’t have dreams and ambitions then you have nothing to head towards and then you stop. Never stop!
Businesses are struggling to recover and Serenity is the same and it would be so easy for the negative emotions to wipe out everything positive that I’ve worked to achieve. If we let those emotions wash everything away, we are left with chaos, and uncertainty, remember the emotions of today will recede, if you panic and let them win your future dreams recede with them. Tomorrow will bring new emotions, some better, some worse and maybe some the same but stand strong because they will pass and they will leave a calmness and a strength that you won through and your still facing forward. The ocean can be a big scary, dangerous place, it can also be a beautiful, tranquil calming place …. It mirrors our minds and our emotions so stay strong and don’t give in because calm tranquility will follow.
Have a happy Monday and a great week because you’re still here.
Happy Sunday morning to you I hope you are well rested.
My quote for Monday, I feel, is one that can effect anyone of us at any time for any reason.
How many times have you started a new week without knowing where the last one went? Or suddenly realised that in 6 weeks time it will be Boxing Day and you haven’t started preparing for Christmas yet. I certainly feel as though I’ve only just put my Christmas tree away from last year!
What do you feel you have achieved this year, I bet you think “ not a lot”. But I think if you look back over the last 12 months you will be surprised at what you have actually done, and let’s face it, just still being here moving forward in a post pandemic and post Brexit world is an achievement in itself.
But what is that achievement doing to our sanity, Our personal life and our well being?
Stress of juggling work and family is immensely hard on our mental health, we may think we are battling on day after day keeping everything going but somewhere inside our brain is telling us to slow down, take a break and look after number 1 … you!
It’s so important that we listen to out body, our feelings and emotions because they cannot, and ultimately, will not be ignored.
We all think of ourselves as strong and invincible but we aren’t, even the strongest breaks eventually if not looked after and maintained accordingly.
Don’t ignore your body’s natural alarm system, if you are feeling drained, emotional, and lethargic they are all signs that you need to stop and recharge yourself
If your not sleeping well, can’t switch off, losing your appetite, they are all signs that you need to refuel your batteries and if your hair, skin and nails are breaking, dull and lifeless it’s signs that you are heading for burn out.
You matter, and if one week you need to delegate jobs to others ( even just doing the school run or after school clubs) then delegate. It won’t hurt you to not be in control all of the time, but it will hurt you if you keep insisting on pushing on when physically and mentally you are struggling.
Life is not a competition, to show how much we can do or what we have, life is fragile and can break at anytime, usually when you least expect it, when your coming out of a particularly busy or stressful situation and think you’ve cracked it.
Don’t let that happen, as we move into the craziest, busiest and most stressful time of year. look after yourself, and look after your well being because Christmas will come and go whether you are ready for it or not.
When someone asks what you want for Christmas just say “ some me time every month, just to switch off and do something for me away from kids, family, work and school commitments because I am important “
Have a wonderful week ahead and ensure to plan in some “ me time” .
Happy Monday xx
Good Sunday morning to you.
My quote for Monday .
As we enter another new week it’s important to enter it with a fresh outlook and not to bring with us last weeks problems.
Every day seems to be the same at the moment, a carousel of work and worry. We have all had hard times over the last 18 months, and I don’t just mean with COVID19, but as individuals finding our way through new situations.
We need to look back to those times to see that we have made it this far. On the days when you didn’t feel able to face the day, or face a certain situation, you did, and you moved on from it too. During times when you didn’t know how to move forward, somehow you found the strength to do it.
By finding our way through each problem we have proved that we can overcome them. Look back only to see how far you have come, even if you are still in the same place, on that carousel, you have overcome everything to still be here. It’s hard, it’s frustrating, and it’s not over yet but we are still going forward and one day will we look back and these hard times will be gone. Nothing is going to happen overnight, nothing in this life is free, we make our own choices and we build our own life. We do it with patience, hard work, and trust in our own ability. We can move forward if we don’t dwell on the past. Try to go into the new week with optimism, a bright new outlook and keep the light ahead of you. Your past will make you stronger and your future will keep you going- just don’t stay where you are.
Have a wonderful week ahead.
Good morning. I feel that this is a rather apt quote for Monday seeing as it is currently lashing it down here in Melksham.
With every new day comes new challenges, as much as we plan ahead we cannot foresee what awaits us.
When our plans get tipped on their head it’s hard not to panic, to run away, scream, shout, cry or bury our heads in the sand.
The truth is, circumstances suddenly become out of our control which is uncomfortable, no- one wants to be in that situation. However instead of panicking, or running ….. STOP.
Take time to reevaluate the situation, what ever is happening is going to happen and often we can’t stop it so let it happen. Letting it take control of your emotions will not help you or your well being.
How you deal with the situation will help you take back control quicker and also help you own well being, calm your mind and slow that racing heart. Sit down, take deep breaths, close your eyes and think the situation through logically. It takes courage to stop and sit back when we are thrown of course, but it will help in the long run and you will feel better for it.
Reevaluate, change course, and carry on, on the new path but always in the same, right direction. Know that you will get through whatever life throws at you and if you deal with it correctly it won’t effect your mental health or well being.
Have a happy new week and face the challenges head on. Happy Monday x
Happy Sunday everyone I hope your weekend has been as good as you’ve wanted it to be.
My quote for Monday is all about perspective, how we see things, events and others. Sometimes we only see what we want to see and not the whole picture.
How many times have you heard people saying how friends or family have fallen out over misinterpreted text messages? How we read them isn’t always how they were meant. When events happen in our lives, I believe our immediate response is a negative one of “flight or fight”, and “Why me? ”.
But before we react, maybe we should take time to look at the issue and see it from another’s perspective, because someone else will see it completely differently. Even negative events in our lives can bring about positive solutions and sometimes they may have a better result or impact than we were initially expecting. It’s all about how we perceive things and how we react to them. Take time to digest what has happened or what has been said before reacting. Take some time to calm yourself, count yo 10 or walk away and return back to that event later when you have a clearer mindset, you may well see it from a different point of view. We live in quite an angry world where we seem to live on the defensive, but may be if we just took time to slow down and evaluate things before reacting we could make our lives a lot easier, certainly healthier and definitely happier.
Have a good week everyone and stay safe xxx
Good Sunday morning to you all. How do you like your Sundays?
My Sunday mornings are both relaxing and lazy, no alarm ( apart from Ozzy and Kit the Kat wanting their breakfast) a large mug of English breakfast tea and Smooth radio. I savour this time and look forward to my Sunday mornings all week. It my time to relax, look back at my week and forward to the coming weeks, and it’s my time to contemplate my quote for Monday.
This week my quote for Monday is all about change, like the seasons we change, often without actually realising it. We change to suit our surroundings, at work we can dress for confidence ( a good outfit can hide multiple of insecurities) but at home we relax in our favourite comfy clothes. We change our hair, our make up to suit our current situation, we even change our voice when answering the phone! Change is so important, for both good and bad, we will never stop changing. But if you take time to look back over your life, you can see your progress, it may not have felt like progress at the time but it all led to where we are now. We actually bloom all year so it’s important to acknowledge where we are now and how we got here and appreciate the changes we have made.
Have a blooming week ahead and remember each as everyone of you are amazing ! Happy Monday xx