Some Reminders to Start Your Week

February 20, 2017 in College / Recovery

Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. 🙂

I’m headed into a very busy week -> two exams, two papers, leading a club event, a conference on Friday. I’m a bit stressed but I’m reminding myself this:  “it’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” I wanted to give you all (and myself) some reminders as we head into this week!

  1. Deep breathing really helps. Ya, cliché, but it does wonders. In and out friends. ee3134a652dbacd846210e3e7c83c644.jpg
  2. When it doubt, spoon it out. Not with a boy obviously, with nut butter!! Sometimes you just need a big spoonful of nut butter to make you smile. peanut-butter.jpg
  3. Sometimes life gets busy and hectic. But when we are stressed, we still have to count our blessings. There’s a whole lot to be grateful for! Stop-focusing-on-how-stressed-you-are-and-remember-how-blessed-you-are-1.jpg
  4. Things go off plan. It’s okay. Go with the flow!! We don’t need a plan for every single thing in our lives. eb9052789013a1c33d7471eec33c44de.jpg
  5. Working out isn’t everything. The food you eat isn’t everything. Your workouts do not define you. The food you consume does not define you. Repeat this to yourself over and over again until you believe it.
  6. Talk positively about yourself. -> 

    “Does the sun ask itself, “Am I good? Am I worthwhile? Is there enough of me?” No, it burns and it shines. Does the sun ask itself, “What does the moon think of me? How does Mars feel about me today?” No it burns, it shines. Does the sun ask itself, “Am I as big as other suns in other galaxies?” No, it burns, it shines.” Burn brighter. Shine longer. You are enough as is. 

  7. Be gentle with your body. If you are tired, don’t workout. If you are hungry eat. If you have a craving honor it.
  8. Take time for yourself. Take time to be alone. For solitude is a beautiful thing sometimes. And in solitude, we learn so much about ourselves.
  9. Smile. Ya, we get cranky. But you just gotta smile through it you know?? Don’t forget to smile and laugh. 1644.jpg
  10. All you can do is your best.  Put in your best effort. At the end of the day, that’s all that counts.
  11. You are not defined by numbers. You are not defined by the size of your pants, a test grade, how many minutes you workout. Your worth is not in something so frivolous.
  12.  Stop overthinking. Stop trying to please everyone. Stop living in the past. None of those things will help your growth.

And one last very important reminder: You are the only person you need to be good enough for.”

That’s it for today’s scatter-brain post friends.

Now tell me: 

Anything your reminding yourself as we enter a new week? 

Have a lovely Monday friends and kick some butt today!

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  • Reply kat February 20, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    I’m all about spooning. Shall we spoon together? 😉
    Love these little reminders girl. Such a great way to start the week off! I think that this one “You are the only person you need to be good enough for” in particular is something I need to really remind myself of!
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    • Reply Alyssa February 26, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      hahah yes girl let’s spoon together 🙂

  • Reply Cora February 20, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    You know Lyss, these are really perfect reminders. Thank you. I had a hard week last week – internally/mentally – and I LITERALLY found myself saying out loud as I walked down the street, “No one cares how much you eat!!”… and…”I am talented. I do deserve this.” Sometimes a little out loud self talk is really what you need to kick you butt back into gear. Oh and breathing. That is crucial. I hope you keep all these things in your thoughts as you get through this busy week. Good luck in everything!!
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    • Reply Alyssa February 26, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      talking out loud with some positive affirmations can be so so helpful. I hope you had a great weekend Cora <3

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It February 20, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    THANK YOU for this babe. I needed to read this today! I’m reminding myself to be MINDFUL this week because I’m soooo bad at being in the present moment! My brain needs an “off” switch haha
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    • Reply Alyssa February 26, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      Oh I feel you on that. Wish my brain had one of those too!

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law February 21, 2017 at 5:36 am

    When in doubt, spoon it out = life motto <3

    This week is CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY for me so I totally needed these reminders!
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    • Reply Alyssa February 26, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      hahaha yesss girl.Proud of ya for making it through your crazy week!

  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot February 21, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Ah, thanks. Totally needed to read this today! <3
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    • Reply Alyssa February 26, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      thank you for reading it girl!

  • Reply Emily February 21, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Amen to all of this. Remembering to breathe, remembering to be so so grateful for all that we’ve been given, spooning peanut butter or any nut butter for that matter, and going with the flow are all reminders that we need to hear. Thank you sweet Lyss. <3 <3 <3
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    • Reply Alyssa February 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      thank YOU sweet Em!

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