It’s a rainy Monday here, and I’m in need of a little motivation. If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you’ll know just how much I love quotations. Many times, it’s that one little line spoken or written by someone else that give me the ah ha! moment that I need to put everything into perspective. And for me, staying motivated would be pretty much impossible without these reminders. So here are ten of my favorite quotes on motivation and being motivated. Enjoy!
One of the hardest things to decide when you start journaling is what, exactly, are you going to journal about? The common way to start is to record the things that happen during your day and how you feel about them (think diary entries in one of those little daily diaries with the lock). But that can get boring in a hurry, and more than one person I know abandoned their journal because they didn’t know what else to do with it.
A journal should be a place of self-discovery – a safe place to question your thoughts and feelings, and yes, even to write down what happens during your day if it has meaning. It makes sense, then, to use your journal as a place to answer those questions. This can be especially handy if you’re working toward a goal and need a place away from prying eyes to figure things out.
Here are four questions you can start with:
Did you know that being a perfectionist is a sign of low self-esteem? You might think that it’s all about being the best at what you do, but the truth is, it’s more about feelings of not being perfect. When you have low self-esteem, perfectionism can be a shield you use to protect yourself – by having to be perfect, you give yourself permission to not feel bad when you’re not perfect.
Confusing, isn’t it? What most people see as a positive trait is really the avoidance of something negative.