Monday, January 26, 2015

Motivation Monday!

Happy Monday! I hope you all have had a fabulous start to another week. I can't believe January is almost over; time sure does fly by. If you watched my video about my DIY Positivity Jar then you will understand where all these little papers came from. I finally got the chance to read through all of them and get to relive some of the most happiest and positive moments from the past year. It really was a nice walk down memory lane and made me realize how much of the simple things I take for granted. I decided since it was a new year and I had to empty out my jar, I wanted to burn my good times of the past year to start fresh. Letting go of what was, being thankful for it and learning from it. 

This #MotivationMonday will be a bit personal because it hits close to home for me. I have a tendency to replay certain memories in my head. Sure, it's good when it's a happy moment but most of the time it's something negative that I make myself relive over and over again. I know it's only hurting me to do so and that's when I realized that I need to let go of the bad memories. I have such a keen sense of memory that if something affected me in such a way, I can remember the date, the time, where I was, and the exact moment as it was. At such a young age, I can definitely replay my whole life and how everything came to be. It's a gift and a curse because just like I can relive the good life, I make myself rethink of the bad. I relive the emotions and with that comes being upset all over again. I have a hard time of letting negative things go when I should learn that some of them don't matter and don't deserve a place in my mind and in my heart. 

So I feel like it's time for me to really let it go, let the negative go once and for all. Let go of what has happened in the past, and let myself be free. Why do I continue to make myself think about it? I have no idea and it's a bad habit, I know. I always worry and I always fear the unknown. As I do this though, my insecurities get the best of me and the horrible cycle continues. What I'm doing to myself is attracting what I am worrying about, and most of the time when I'm worrying it's about something that I fear. When most likely, it's something I've made up and probably will never happen. I can't keep doing this to myself if I want to grow. One of my biggest downfalls is not being able to let things go. I over think and create things in my head and continue to make myself think about them until my mind can't take it anymore. So for me, the burning of my past year was somewhat therapeutic. A symbol of taking a step forward and trying to work on one of the worst habits I've developed. Don't you ever think to yourself "Why am I even thinking that?" It's something I always ask myself, it's like my mind controls me instead of the other way around. This year, I want to control my mind, not let it control me. Let go of the burden that the bad memories hold on me and forgive. "The longer you hold onto the coal, the hotter it feels." 

So here is to all the bad times and finally PUTTING THE GLASS DOWN. I know it sounds silly, but it's the way I've been. I need to stop thinking of bad things, the what ifs, the worries, and let my mind be at ease. I no longer want to paralyze myself and my mind. I want to be free and enjoy what is. The more distraction I have with this negative, the more it keeps me from enjoying myself and growing. What you think about you become, and all I want to become is BETTER.


  1. Perfect post and very similar to my situations!
    Glad to have read this and love the example you added!

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    1. So glad you can relate, it's nice to know I'm not the only one. Thank you for reading! :)

  2. I have a tendency to always focus on the bad things no matter how blessed I should be feeling. It's so easy to just drown in our own thoughts. Thanks for the motivation!

    Maggie S.

    1. So nice to know that I'm not the only one! Thank you for enjoying Maggie! :)

  3. Wow this is awesome! Kudos to your for starting off the new year fresh :) Here's to positivity!


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    1. Thank you Christina! So glad I don't sound crazy haha.


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