self Care

Motivation

I don’t know about you, but I am not a morning person. If I don’t have coffee, there is no way I am functioning for at least a good hour once I wake up. I hit the snooze button religiously, and generally tend to actually get out of bed a good 30+ minutes after my alarm starts going off. And even then I am like a child being told they have to get up and go to school on a Saturday- I whine, cry and complain like it’s my job.

So when I recently started trying to get up an hour earlier than I have to each day, it was a struggle. And by that I mean the struggle bus parked right in my living room waiting for me- it was so hard!! It is still hard, but each day it’s getting a little easier.

I still need my coffee before anything else, but I have come to enjoy listening to the quiet in my house before the rest of the world wakes up. I take time to do things that matter to me. I meditate and set my intentions for the day. I read, journal, catch up on podcasts or get some motivation from checking in on Facebook to see how some of my friends are starting their days.

If you don’t already have a group of like minded friends that are supportive of any changes you want to make in your life, I highly recommend finding one. If you decide you want to run a marathon, find a group of runners to help you stay motivated, provide tips, and help keep you accountable to you goals. Want to learn a new hobby like photography or baking? There’s an online community for that too!

For me, finding a group of women focused on self improvement has been life changing.

I recently found my new tribe of like minded women when I started the #last90days. This group of ladies are from all over the world, and are all striving to do the same thing- be a better version of themselves for the next 90 days. When I feel like I’m failing, or don’t want to wake up in the morning, I open Facebook and see their posts, and it gives me a little jump start to get moving.

I have never been surrounded by so much positivity and motivation. It helps me with my rough mornings when I login and see so many people having the same struggles, but fighting through them.

It helps me to stay accountable to myself and the promises I’m making to be a better person. It helps me to stop making excuses to myself when I don’t want to do the things I set out to do. I’m learning to stop the thought process of “I’ll start tomorrow”, because tomorrow may not come.

So if you are surrounded by people that don’t understand your goals, or don’t help motivate you, I recommend finding a tribe that has the same passion and fire as you.

If you happen to be reading this, and need a little motivation, here ya go.

*Get up and get moving!

*You can do anything you set your mind to if you work at it hard enough.

*Stop making excuses.

*Push yourself through your self doubt.

*Don’t work what others think of your journey.

*Make today a great day!!

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