It's February, and you know what that means? You made it through the 1st month of the New Year! January can sometimes feel like a crazy month. With coming right off of the holidays and starting with a holiday, only to be followed by trying to stick to our resolutions, this past month may have felt a bit rushed.
But this month, let's remember that it is still winter, and in winter, animals hibernate; thus, we should a bit too! Take a cue from Mama Nature and slow down. Stop hurrying from one thing to another, and try to enjoy the moments in between, ya know, life.... #mondaymantra
Get your priorities straight!
It's Monday and that means that most of us are hustling to get shit done and plan out what needs done this week. But did you put happiness on the agenda? Did you plan to do things that also bring you pleasure, aside from the regular to-dos'? I have a funny feeling that for many of us, happiness and pleasure take a back seat in our weekly plans.
But why is that? I think it has something to do with our belief that pleasure for the sake of pleasure can be a waste of precious time; however, I'm here to tell you that it's not! When planned with some purpose into your weekly or daily schedule, or if you at least leave free space for YOU without the intentional planning, I believe that it makes you a better person who shows up more fully for pretty much everything..work, kids, husbands, coworkers, etc. In other words, make time for your joy, and watch your week feel a lot more productive and enjoyable! #mondaymantra
It's the last week of 2015. Another year has come to a close, and we are left with that time in between Christmas and New Year's to reflect. To think back on all that has happened. To think about what went great and what didn't go so great. To smile at the remembrance of joy and bow to what the disappoints and sadness taught you.
This brief, but awkward time in the calendar year can become less odd if you take the time to go inward and delve deep. To prepare for the coming year and get crystal clear on where you want to head. So get a cup of tea, grab a notebook and pen, and get to envisioning, sister!
Here's to another beautiful year. And so it is....
You say you are, but are you really doing your best? Are you showing up in your life the way that you say you want to? Are you actually half-assing something? Sometimes we say that we are doing our best, but in actuality, we aren't or we aren't even trying. Actions speak volumes louder than words, not only towards other people, but also towards yourself.
So again, I ask you, are you really showing up? Are you really trying? Or are you just saying that to convince yourself that you are? Either way, I'm not here to reprimand you, I'm simply here to act as a sign, a signal, a blaring spotlight on the fact that you may not be being honest with yourself and others. When we start to ask the tough questions, only then can we start to go in.
In the end, all a person can ask of themselves and others is to show up and do their best when they say they will. Are you? #mondaymantra
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Here's a recap of some of the best motivational mantras or messages given to us from the WE DIG YOUR HUSTLE blog series, which has featured girl bosses from all different entrepreneurial backgrounds this past year!
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The Best Motivational Messages of 2015
Evole Fitwear, Kyla-“If you build it, they will come” (Stolen from the 90’s movie Field of Dreams). You just have to take a leap of faith and know what you are doing is the right course of action. It’s ok to over-analyze your decisions, but sometimes you just have to jump and believe you’ll land in the right spot. I read a simple quote the other day I like a lot: “Trust your instincts & stand behind your decisions.” Get past the analyzing part, and just start makin’ moves!
Buddhi Box, Maxine-Not a quote or quick mantra, but whenever I start to need some serious motivation, I remind myself that I am privileged to wake up each day and get to do something I choose and that I am passionate about. As a woman in this big, vast world, this freedom is a privilege, and I will not take it for granted.
Rooted Beauty, Kim-“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the decision that something else is more important than fear.” ~ Ambrose Redmoon
Haute Chocolate, Rachel-“I am enough” – as entrepreneurs we are constantly being challenged outside of our comfort zone. There are lots of times when I feel self-doubt creeping in and I need to remind myself that I am enough to keep moving forward.
Rock Your Bliss, Mary Beth Larue-Happiness Equals Reality Minus Expectations
The Yellow Conference, Joanna-I love the quote “Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive, because the world needs people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman
The Farmer’s Daughter Flowers, Lauren-First, “Do it with passion or not at all” - Rosa Nochette Carey. I try to apply it with everything I do. What’s the point if I am not going to try to do my very best?
Second, “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for” - Orpah Winfrey. I think to myself that it can never hurt to ask, and the worst thing they can say is no. I’ve gotten a lot of no’s, but I’ve gotten even more yes’s.
Sweet Water Décor, Melissa-Everything Happens For A Reason. If things go the way we don't want them to or something spectactular happens, I always believe everything happens for a reason. I always tell my friends and family this no matter the situation - there's a reason for it all!