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Monday Zest…

A whole lot of folks don’t like Mondays for obvious reasons; ‘cos it’s back to the grind and a downshift from the weekend mood. The sleeping in and chilling out is cut short for several more days. However, I believe that each day is what we make of it ‘be it grumpy Monday or Thank God it’s Friday.’Image result for monday is a good day quotes

Attitude changes everything. Seeing Monday as the start of a great week and not an end to your free weekend might be the key that switches the mood. Instead of spending valuable time groaning mentally, a change of mindset and a little forward planning will help us start the week on a sweeter note.

Inculcating these 10 little habits can make a world of change.

  • Clarify your goals for the week. Have your to-do list and specific goals mapped out for the week. As much as possible, avoid creating an epistle of unrealistic expectations and goals.
  • Indulge in mini-meditations and breaks during the day. Moments of stillness and breaks during the day are beneficial. They can do wonders for your attitude and productivity.
  • Smile. Find laughter. Yes. Smiling easily leads to laughter and laughter lightens the spirit.
  • Mid-week fun stuff. Remember that you don’t have to save all the fun stuff and good times only for the weekends. A mid-week coffee meet-up or bookshop visit, people watching – whatever peps you up – will break the monotony. Many people live for the weekends. I suggest we live for each day that we are given. Of course, there are activities better suited for the weekend, but little zings of fun stuff add zest to our days.
  • During your weekend, adopt healthy habits that will nurture your body and mind. This should help you feel happier and more energized to face your week. The mind and body are interconnected. The food that you eat, how much sleep you get and how active you are, will always affect your body chemistry. Avoid the temptation to binge on food, alcohol or even sleep in the guise of de-stressing. These will contribute to the depletion of your energy and mood swings.
  • Relax and don’t overload your weekends.
  • Hit the sack early on Sunday night.
  • Get pumped with some great music and inspiring/motivational talk.
  • Look good. Wearing snazzy clothes that you like, has a way of lifting up your spirit. Dressing sloppily only makes you feel worse.
  • Above all these things, quit telling yourself that Mondays are dreadful and difficult. With a few adjustments to our thought pattern, we empower ourselves to claim each day to its full potential.

#BetterYou, #LovingMondays, #EnjoyingEveryday, #Mondayisagoodday

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Tuesdays Trickles…My Thinking Corner #10 …

Every Tuesday, I share snippets of thoughts that I call ‘My Thinking Corner.’

I would like to invite you to participate. The challenge is quite simple.

Each Tuesday, share your very short snippets of positive, inspiring, motivating, health, spiritual, writing advice, clips, posts etc, that can serve as a prop to motivate others and simply add my link to your post.

I call it my thinking corner because, I actually take out a bit of time just to think through things, encapsulate my thoughts as much as possible and detoxify my mind.

It might work for you in a different way, but the idea is to get the positive thoughts flowing.

Please send in your little thoughts. You never know whose life you might inspire.

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  • Just sit still for a moment and do nothing but appreciate your life.
  • Remember that your negatives turn into positives if you give it enough time to develop. Treat those dark moments as a transition to more positive moments.
  • I believe that there is no better way to live a life than to live it with absolute faith and positivism. The alternative is simply dreary.
  • To love is free, but to hate, takes up a whole lot of energy.
  • Follow your dreams. As far-fetched as it might seem. Remember that someone thought of going to the moon and managed to find a way there. Don’t hinder yours.

Regards,

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Our Thinkers Thoughts came in from:

Words that instil calmness into your life from Deb of Bookyglover

A tried and tested way to face adversity from Stella of Giggles and tales

This is my kind of message from Oluseye of A striving Nigerian mom

Famous words of empathy by Harper Lee from Rosema.

Dignity in labour from Oba of Kingsoracle.

So, when will you share those nuggets of wisdom of yours?