“It’s #motivationmonday but here’s the truth: Motivation isn’t gonna come from a smiley happy social media post, a witty meme or even from your favorite podcast or professional. It comes from within you. It’s an INSIDE job. Stop blaming social media, the economy, your kids, your spouse and your job for your lack of motivation!
Your motivation or lack, thereof is in direct correlation to your ability to find meaning in even the minutiae of your day. Your vision is in direct correlation to the value you provide to those in your vortex.
Repeat after me: Meaning in the minutiae. Value to your vortex.” ~Jennifer Rajala RVP Arbonne
the small, precise, or trivial details of something.
“the minutiae of everyday life”
Last week Jennifer posted this powerful message and it stuck with me all week long. There is so much pure truth in it.
Ask yourself a couple questions this beautiful A.M…
𝟙. ℍ𝕠𝕨 𝕔𝕒𝕟 𝕀 𝕗𝕚𝕟𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕞𝕒𝕘𝕚𝕔 𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕟 𝕚𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕤𝕞𝕒𝕝𝕝 𝕞𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕒𝕟𝕖 𝕒𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕤 𝕠𝕗 𝕞𝕪 𝕝𝕚𝕗𝕖?
Somewhere in between and trying to answer these myself this past year I’ve realized some profound truths for myself. This last year was a hard year for me. I was continuously bored but wasn’t motivated to change it, instead I put it all on my husband to fix for me. I was having trouble finding purpose and motivation within myself since we had moved to NJ a year ago and just kept declaring “I hate NJ”. The fact was, I wasn’t doing anything in MY OWN life to change my perspective. I wasn’t taking the moments that I hated and allowing them to show me something, to teach me. And so every moment here was agonizing. Everything became about me, how I was suffering, how I didn’t want change. I, I, I, me, me me. Once I started pulling my head out of you know where and focusing on how I could make it better and how I could add value to the universe, EVERYTHING started changing.
Let me know what you found meaningful today (your kids or spouse, enjoying your cup of Starbucks, just waking up today still alive and breathing, your yoga class, the bill that got paid that you were stressing about, or playing fetch with your dog) and one way you put value into the universe today (your smile, your advice you gave, your love, your humor, your generosity) etc!
◼️Create goals but make them manageable. Don’t set a goal that’s likely far in the future and don’t set one that’s to easy either. You’ll find that your goals may change over time, so make them small and short term.
◼️Imagine a fitter, healthier you. Imagine yourself fitting into those skinny jeans, or crossing that finish line. Focusing on actually accomplishing your goals will keep negativity at bay and allow you to push forward. Practice visualization for just 10 minutes a day simply by closing your eyes and picturing yourself getting healthier and slimmer, keying in on how you look and feel, and imagining a more confident, energized, and proud version of yourself.
◼️Always grocery shop with a list, and stick to the list!
◼️If you are going to indulge, remember the “rule of one”. One scoop, one piece, one bit, etc…
◼️Prep ahead. If you know you’re doing something that’s burning a lot of calories. Have a Shakeology available, or veggies & hummus. Healthy, low calorie, good nutrient snacks for when you feel like your energy’s been zapped and you get hangry!
◼️Create a vision board. It helps you to not lose sight of your goals during times you’re feeling low or struggling.
◼️Make a celebration as clothes get too big on you, donate them. This will make you feel good about your accomplishment and good about helping others from the sowing the seeds of your accomplishment!
◼️Do it for YOU. Don’t do it for your boyfriend, or your husband. Don’t do it to get that guy to notice you. You think that’s a real personal motivator, but it’s not. You have to do it for yourself. Because YOU want change, because YOU want better health.
◼️Don’t see rewards in the form of food or desert. Your rewards shouldn’t be food focused, ever. Let rewards be a new top, one size lower. Or go get your hair done, or a mani pedi. Massages are an awesome reward for working your body hard!
Do you stress over even the little things; things you may not even have control over? I was a major worrier, some time still am. Maybe you aren’t but perhaps you are surrounded by them… this is often not much better, maybe even worse. Or it triggers your worry Or you find yourself in an endless cycle of supporting each others negativity Worriers spread doubt and oppress our own potential. Worriers usually think they are helping you, some times even saving you. When you are facing the big decisions in your life, there is no room for worry. There is no room for fear. Logic yes, unrealistic or far reaching fears, NO. Those people will say “well what if you fail? What if it’s too hard? What if you are never successful? You know what you tell them… What if I FLY!?? What if I am the catalyst that changes someones LIFE? What if I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE? What if I CAN manifest my DREAMS and make them all TRUTHS? WHAT IF I FEEL LIKE A WARRIOR, not a worrier? Be the WARRIOR not a worrier! And let them eat their words for breakfast!