Monday, February 7, 2011

Motivation Monday!

Motivation Monday

So, since is now charging to use their sites, we're going to be playing Motivation Monday a little differently.  To participate, just write a post about is motivating you this week, and then comment on my original post, leaving a link to your motivational post.  I'll then add it to my post, ala the way Sprite's Keeper used to do the Spin Cycle.  Because I'm too cheap to pay for a service like linkytools.  I just can't justify it. (Though I will look into these other free sites for next week)

So now that I've ranted about that...let's get to the motivating...

This last week, I wrote a post about the self doubt I constantly have going through my mind.  It's annoying, but it's there.  It's like a Ke$ha soung...once you get it in your's there forever, and it'll drive you crazy.

Anyway, I need to work on that.  That's going to be a hard feat, too, because T and I got some news that kind of set us back on Friday and reinforced the already there negative thinking.  So now I'm fighting those negative voices even more so in my mind, but I need to do something about it.  And quickly or I may just go crazy.

So, Lillian from Thinking Out Loud came up with a great idea.  (If you want to read her comment in full, here's the original post.  What she suggested was something she saw on Oprah (gotta love Oprah)...she  suggested a gratitude journal.  And while I'm not sure I'll be able to write things down on a daily basis, I want to take time every night with T and go over the things that I am grateful for that day, the small accomplishments, the blessings that happened.  Sure, those bad things will still be there, and I'd like to rely more on the power of prayer to help me those tough times.  You know, they always say to give it to God.  Maybe I need to do more of that no matter how hard it will be. 

So positive thinking...that's what I'll be doing this week.  What's motivating you?  Just comment on this post with the link, and I'll link you up myself!  Happy Monday everyone!

Here are some other motivating posts!


  1. This is what's motivating me:

  2. I need some motivation! Especially after my team lost! whhhhaaaaaahhhhh!

  3. That's actually a really great idea, to go over what you're grateful for with your partner. My boyfriend is going through a bit of a rough time right now and I've been trying my best to keep his spirits up, but it's hard. It might be helpful to spend some time really thinking about the good things in our lives.

  4. Here's mine!

  5. Sorry about your bad news. Hopefully, it's not drastic.
    I never signed on with Linky because Linky had some issues circa 2.5 years ago.
    Then, when the issue got resolved, I was already too far gone with my way and kept it as such. Made things much more personal. :-)

  6. I'm glad you like my (Oprah's) idea. You made me smile today. I haven't come up with a motivation for this week, other than to say, one step at a time is the way I am taking this week.

    I hope you and T have a great week.

  7. Sorry that you got bad news to make you doubt yourself. You really are a great person, and you should know that.

    here is my post for thos week!

  8. I didn't write a post, but wanted to say that I hope everyone is hangin' in okay.

    I'd have to say that my new puppy (Puppaaay!) is motivating me. From the days filled with tears... now I have this adorable, wriggly, kissy, adorable-grunting little fur ball that relies on me for everything.

    She's brought me so much joy, and does every day.

    Pets are awesome.

    Seriously?... Reeeally??... Seriously?



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