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#MondayMantra 03.13.17

 

Some weeks I pick a quote that I am feeling and living. Other weeks, the quotes are more aspirational. This is one of those weeks. I’ve got a ton of projects that I am excited about and that all require my time, attention and focus. But I’m feeling very scattered and I’m not really feeling my spark right now. I wish I was. It would make my To Do list fly by and keep my focused. Instead, I am aimlessly pacing around my kitchen wondering what to have for lunch or shuffling the mounds of papers on my desk (the #40BagsIn40Days challenge is in full effect over here!) and lamenting the fact that I still have to get my tax stuff in order.

I know the spark inside me has the power to illuminate the world, but right now I can’t find it buried under the laundry that needs to be put away and Ben’s school project on the endangered green turtle that is due tomorrow.

So I am posting this here today to remind myself to give myself some time this week to clear out the mind clutter and uncover that spark.

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Every Monday, I pick a quote that resonates with me and post it as my #MondayMantra on Instagram. Follow me to be the first to see my weekly pick and all the other random stuff I share on there.

#MondayMantra 03.06.17

It’s been a very slow day around here. Not by choice and not because there’s nothing to do. There’s SO much to do! But I came home from a very romantic weekend away only to catch a bit of cold. So, even though I have 20509676093 things to do, I am confined to the couch. My tendency is to go-go-GO until I’m completely rundown. I am trying to remind myself that it is ok to take it easy from time to time. To relax and recharge. So even with a To-Do list that won’t quit, sometimes you have to. And with that, I am headed back to the couch.

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Every Monday, I pick a quote that resonates with me and post it as my #MondayMantra on Instagram. Follow me to be the first to see my weekly pick and all the other random stuff I share on there.

#MondayMantra 02.27.17

I’m a planner. I love taking some time on Sunday night to set goals and intentions for the week. To make my game plan.

This week a mixture of travelling, grocery shopping, skate-park-supervising and snuggling conspired against me and I didn’t make my game plan. And boy did I feel it today! I was scattered and unfocused, which led to being short-tempered and grumpy.

Today definitely ran me. Which is why I’m taking time out tonight to plan the rest of the week. Anyone else set weekly intentions?

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Every Monday, I pick a quote that resonates with me and post it as my #MondayMantra on Instagram. Follow me to be the first to see my weekly pick and all the other random stuff I share on there.

#MondayMantra 02.13.17

 

I’m an enthusiasm junkie. I love enthusiasm. I get a high from it. And it doesn’t even have to be MY enthusiasm. I love talking to people about what excites them, what gets their motors going. You love Lord of the Rings? I can’t wait to hear about it! You can’t get enough knitting? Teach me! My addiction to enthusiasm is one of the reasons I attend San Diego Comic Con each year. Being surrounded by that much enthusiasm recharges my batteries in a way I can’t quite explain. Of course, by Day 3 I need a disco nap because all that enthusiasm can be exhausting as well.

For the last few months, my enthusiasm has been depleted. The election (yes I’m STILL talking about the election) and every bit of news since has really sucked my enthusiasm dry. Prolonged job-hunting is also taking its toll. I haven’t been able to muster true excitement for much of anything. Which is VERY unlike me. Of course, there are bright spots in each day (new love butterflies, Beyoncé having twins, Ben stealing the show in his school variety show) and thank goodness for them.

This quote resonated with me because it serves as a reminder to get jazzed again. To dive into even the most mundane tasks with glee. Well, as much glee as you can summon when folding laundry, cleaning out the cat litter or writing another cover letter.  But the fact is, the Universe feeds off of enthusiasm too. Just like I leave Comic Con all hopped up and inspired, the Universe needs your enthusiasm to start popping on your behalf.

This week I am SUPER-EXCITED about my new membership at The Sweat Shoppe, Valentine’s Day plans and a couple of writing goals. How about you? What are you looking forward to this week? What are you going to tackle with enthusiasm?

 

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Every Monday, I pick a quote that resonates with me and post it as my #MondayMantra on Instagram. Follow me to be the first to see my weekly pick and all the other random stuff I share on there.

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