I believe music has a way of influencing people so markedly, that our mood tends to mirror the tone of what we listen to the most. Everything from the tempo, to the notes, to the way the singer is belting out the words translates a certain energy and that energy is capable of having an irresistable impact on us. On me especially.
If I feel that the day is slow and I’m struggling to stay awake, the only solution (other than a big cup of coffee) that I know will have an immediate impact on me is blaring some feel-good, life-giving music. Somedays it helps to have a coffee in hand with the music blaring.
Considering that we are on the final installment of the Motivational Munday’s series, I wanted to end on a note (no pun intended (; )that would really resonate and to me, there is nothing that resonates with people more than good music. Below I’ve listed a few motivating playlists to enjoy when you need to put a little more pep in your step. Continue reading “Motivational Playlists Perfect for Mundane Days”
Choosing to get up and drench yourself in sweat is not an easy decision. Excuses tend to abound when a workout seems too draining to endure. “Y’know I’m just not feeling it today” or “I just don’t know if I have the time” tend to be my top two. I’m starting to realize though that lack of workout motivation doesn’t always stem from a loss of focus or even a preference to laziness. It can stem from a loss of purpose.
I don’t always feel unhealthy. It is the lack of feeling unhealthy that can make it so easy to hit the snooze button on getting active. The way I see it though, we are all given two options. We can either make progress or make excuses. This is my attempt at making progress.
I wanted to make a post for the days in which eating potato chips in place of a workout convincingly appears to be a harmless act. If you can’t bare the thought of lifting a weight or doing a squat, but you know deep down that you should do both of those things and more, welcome to your personal “why” board. Here are 15 reasons you should workout today: Continue reading “15 Reasons to Workout Today”
Social media has an undeniably large impact on our world today. It has changed the way that we communicate and keep up with one another in both beneficial and not-so-beneficial ways. When we scroll through our social media feeds, we are consuming potential future thoughts. It is for this reason that it is really important to carefully govern how we use it. Continue reading “Motivational Social Media Accounts Perfect for Mundane Days”
Being homeschooled throughout high school, I learned that sometimes the environment you work in can have an effect on how efficiently you operate. There were days when I woke up with this super productive, kick-butt attitude and the minute I started doing any load of work, boom. Energy gone. Just a few hours into the day and I’d be dragging my feet through the hours ahead of me.
If you work at home, you know the feeling. When you have complete control of your time and your workload, but no one around you, it’s easy to lose momentum. I started to turn to YouTube for “Work with Me” video’s to have a little motivation as I worked through my assignments and when I did, I ended up discovering channels that offered really neat, uplifting lifestyle videos: Continue reading “Motivational YouTube Channels Perfect for Mundane Days”
Do you ever feel like you could use a motivational push throughout the week? Like somewhere between Monday and Friday you lose zeal or drive in your routine? Me too. It’s why I find myself needing a bit of a kick-in-the-butt sometimes.
There are so many cool ways available now-a-days to acquire that life-giving, energy-pumping, motivation when you need it, so I wanted to share the avenues I use with you guys! While originally, I was going to just make it a single post, I thought I’d hold a motivational series on the blog that would take four Mondays (this being the first) to complete.
I think the internet is an awesome gift when you really know how to use it to benefit you. Every Monday, for the next three Monday’s, I want to share with you guys my favorite motivational media outlets. This week, I want to cover podcasts. Next week it’ll be YouTube channels, the following week social media accounts, and the week after that it’ll be playlists (’cause music is a pretty influential part of life, right?).
I’m super excited to share them with you guys! At the end of every post, I’m going to ask that you guys contribute to the series by sharing your favorite motivational __(insert media outlet here)_’s as well! I’m always up for listening/watching motivational things and you never know who else you could be helping with your suggestion.
Today, being day one of the series, I wanted to cover motivational podcasts. Continue reading “Motivational Podcasts Perfect for Mundane Days”
There are so many beautiful things about each season. You can take advantage of each in their own markedly different way. Fall has its warm color palette, pumpkin spice latte’s, and brown leaves scattered all about. Winter has its hot chocolate, thick coats, and classic christmas movies. Summer has its beach days, amusement park visits, and mosquito bites.
Spring has its bountiful assortment of colorful flowers, outdoor lunches, and heat just hot enough to keep you warm accompanied by a chill cool enough to erase the need for a handheld fan. Can you tell I’ve been enjoying the outdoors lately? Continue reading “Spring Bucket List: 20 Things to Do Before Spring Ends”
If you find yourself wondering where the time goes, look no further than right here. This post is for you friend. Time flys. I would add “when you’re having fun” but lately, it seems like it flys no matter what you’re doing. Time-management can be hard to master when you don’t have some sort of an agenda to stick to. Then again, agenda’s can be ignored and we can end up in the same confused place we were before.
Finding ways to manage your time better is all about Continue reading “5 Ways to Manage Your Time Better”