I’ve decided to start a little mini-series on my blog, something consistent each week that you all can kind of count on or even go back through when you need it—I’ve decided to start something called Monday Morning Motivation! Every Monday morning I’m just going to be reflecting on the week before, and setting my goals for the upcoming week and making sure my mind and attitude are in check so I’m ready to be productive and positive going forward.
This week I really want to just start off with just the general idea of making your day what you want. You have the power to control your feelings, actions, and interactions throughout the day, so why not make them positive? When I look at how I can apply this to myself, I know I definitely didn’t use to think this way. I was constantly imagining the worst thing that could happen and that I couldn’t do this or wasn’t good enough for that, and you know what? I wasn’t. Not like that. This year has definitely been an eye opener for me and I’ve completely changed my whole mindset, and this is one of the things I have to tell myself constantly.
Sometimes it’s not so easy, I get that. But the most you can do is focus on the positive and not worry about the negatives. Things won’t always go your way, and that’s okay, but wasting time worrying about things that could happen or that may go wrong is only going to drag your mind through the gutter. Just last Saturday I was on my way to work (and Saturday’s during prom season are just about as hectic as it can get there), and I started to complain in my head about how long I was going to have to be there, how I was going to get hungry, and all the rude customers I was going to have to deal with. I stopped myself right there—I was already getting upset over things that hadn’t even happened…that’s silly!! This might sound even weirder, but I started repeating to myself out loud “you’re going to have a good day” over and over until I changed my attitude. Guess what? I ended up getting a promotion at work. Now, that’s definitely not always going to be the case, but it was a nice reminder that my mindset before I begin something will determine the outcome.
This week, starting today, I challenge you to let go of anything you’re worried about way ahead of time. Have a big paper due at the end of the week and you’re nervous you won’t get a good grade? Tackle it early, get productive! Maybe there’s someone you’ve been having difficulty connecting with? Shoot straight for the issue and approach it with confidence. When you take control of the situation, you’ll have nothing to worry about. So you’re going to have a good day!! Happy Monday (: