Motivation Mondays: Coffee Shop Thoughts
It is 7:30 am, the sun is gleaming through my window shades, and I wake up with a smile. It is a Monday morning, and I woke up with a smile. My body felt light and fresh; my mind was soft and open. It was an amazing feeling.
We often think Monday’s must be horrible. Monday is responsible for breaking the freedom of Saturday and Sunday; Why would she do that if we’re not ready? Well, why do we saturate her with so much negativity? I think she deserves the same love we give to Friday. Let’s start our weeks with positivity, and your mind and spirit will thank you.
My mind rewarded me with a refreshed body. I had a good ballet class, which was a great start to my day. I then felt motivated to go to the gym, and Beyoncé carried me through my 30 minute cardio on the treadmill.
I am taking a respite from my hectic day to sit in a coffee shop, and blog. Coffee shops offer a place of zen and productivity. The R & B music overhead and small cup of caffeine are my perfect partners as I a tune to my creative side. As a busy college student and dancer, it is hard to find solid blocks to immerse myself in the blogging world. My breaks are usually devoted to homework, rehearsals, gym time, work(I work full time), or me time. This week I thought I would actively add time to devote to my blog and reading other blogs. I love this new creative world that I have found; it makes me excited.
Accompanying my iPad and journal on this coffee shop table at FIKA is my new book, My Journey with Maya, by Tavis Smiley. What a read! I am about a third through, and I feel so inspired. The words bounce off of my page into my heart as I learn more about the beautiful Maya Angelou. She was such a special, admirable figure because she remained humble and full of love throughout her entire career. She motivates me to keep a light in my heart and go after what I am passionate about. Love and optimism will always surpass hate and negativity.
3 Essential Tips for A Better Monday
1. Prepare on Sunday
Preparing for the next week on Sunday and getting a good night sleep makes a huge difference on Monday. This means meal preparation, setting out your clothes, writing in your planner your To-dos for the week, and anything else that pertains to your work week. Getting at least 8-9 hours of sleep on Sunday is important, so you start your week feeling rested.
2. Have a Positive Affirmation for the week
Brainstorm a positive affirmation to help guide you through your week. Add it to your vision board or place it on a post it note and leave it on a wall where you can see it everyday.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better”
3. Start fresh
Last week may have had its ups and downs, but try not to bring those into the new week. Try to start with a refreshed mind on Monday morning it will help you have a successful week.
Remember, Our energy inside affects more of our external world than we all realize.
Keep motivated for the rest of the week; be nice to Monday, she responds better to a smile.