All posts tagged: motivation monday

Motivation Monday: Mind Cleansing

Happy Monday everyone and happy fresh start to the week! I have to say this past weekend got me REALLY inspired and I can’t wait to continue to share all the great things with you. I love this platform for so many reasons but I’m also getting into Instagram and particularly Instagram stories because of the interaction. I love the fact that I can connect with you instantly and it brings us closer on this journey, so fun! One of the things I came across I found in a magazine I was reading, they were discussing mind cleansing. It’s something they have been implementing for quite some time in England (props to England for always being ahead of the health and wellness trend!). There are actual resort style retreats set up across the countryside of England that cater to mind cleansing and are spreading in popularity. I love to travel, and my favorite way is with my husband who is as equally down to walk the entire city we are visiting looking for local fare, …

Motivation Monday: The Power of Music

Happy Monday everyone! The start of the week is a great opportunity to set some goals and add an intention to set the tone for your week. I was feeling a little overwhelmed on Saturday morning thinking of all the errands, homework, research, laundry, etc. I was trying to accomplish before I was due to my Pilates studio lesson. I knew I would be in class for 5 hours so I was trying to make the morning as productive as possible. I noticed my anxiousness and in result tried to slow down and see what I could do to prioritize what needed to be done first. I sat down, made a list beginning with the tasks that were time sensitive. Once everything was on paper, I began to feel a little better. Next I made myself a nutritional breakfast knowing the day I had ahead and all the energy I needed to power me through the day. Lastly, I turned on our speaker in the kitchen and BLASTED my favorite playlist. Before long my list …

Motivation Monday: 4 Simple Ways To Get After Monday

Happy Monday everyone! I have made a point to make my Mondays more enjoyable because lets be honest they are hard to look forward to. Monday signifies that the weekend is over, work begins, and special moments that are held for the weekend are seven days away. Mondays don’t have to be so dismal and there are many things we can do to make them something we no longer dread or endure but dare I say look forward to? I broke it down into four simple ways I have made my Mondays more pleasurable and hope you can find some simple strategies or tips to use in your own week to help you find a way to make them productive and easier to take 😉 4 Simple Ways To Get After Monday Prep-this one may be obvious and is usually reserved for Sundays but can be a complete time saver and one that sets the tone of your week. Choose a day (any day!) to set aside 1 to 2 hours for meal prep, choosing …

Motivation Monday: Family Therapy

This past weekend I spent back east with my side of the family. We celebrated, relaxed, got caught up, entertained. It was a whirlwind of people coming from all over to celebrate Easter and also times when we were able to go on walks by the water and revel in the tranquility. I didn’t know how much I needed a long weekend with my family until I got here. I was obviously missing them crazy amounts, but sometimes we get used to our busy lives and forget just how incomplete they really are if parts are missing. Sometimes we just need a change of pace, different scenery and to be around those that have zero judgement and unconditional love. That is what I felt this entire weekend and was in pure relaxation mode. We started in New York City where we met up with a dear friend (who is practically family) and got to indulge in an amazing dinner and stay at the most beautiful hotel that was recently renovated. If find yourself in NYC I …

Motivation Monday: The Pilates Method

Happy Monday friends! I thought it would be interesting to incorporate some posts about influential people in the health and wellness industry and possibly some interviews as well. What better Motivation Monday material than that? Since I am knee-deep in Pilates right now and studying the concept and history extensively, I have become borderline obsessed with the journey of Joseph Pilates and to say his story has motivated me is an understatement. Whenever I find myself complaining about the hours I am having to put in for this teacher training program or working my 9-5 during the week, I stop and think about how lucky I am to have the opportunity to enrich my life in this way AND to not have any health or physical limitations. It is easy to get wrapped up in ourselves and look at what we don’t have instead of all we do. Most of us have running water, a roof over our heads, air in our lungs, and food in our bellies. This should be enough to wake up …

Motivation Monday: 5 Simple Ways To Start A Digital Detox

We are all guilty of it and it’s not our fault. Technology is taking over every square inch of our existence and it seems like it happened overnight. I remember growing up when there were days, even weeks I didn’t see a screen or touch an electronic device. Now it seems there is not a room or object in my home that is not connected to technology somehow (I even have an electronic toothbrush!). It’s insane to think of the world without these conveniences we’ve come to rely so heavily on. Whenever I feel a lack of creativity I go outside. Taking breaks to walk Finley or even flip aimlessly through a magazine have been helpful. If you find your inspiration lacking, eyes twitching, or mental capacity maxed-out I urge you to take a digital detox. The health benefits you will receive include (but are SO not limited to) improvement of sleep, critical thinking skills, social interactions, creativity, productivity and  a decrease in anxiety, stress and insomnia. I will make it easy and list five …

Motivation Monday: Set Yourself Up To Fail

We need to get comfortable with the idea of failing in order to achieve something that is extraordinary or worthwhile. Most of the great pioneers of our time were not told they were doing something practical or were sure to succeed. In reality, they were met with apprehension and criticism (think the Wright brothers, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, etc). In order to succeed at something of that magnitude, something others haven’t accomplished yet, you need to get into the mindset of setting yourself up to potentially fail. I have taken a few risks, some have paid off, some not so much. It has taken me almost a decade to even realize this was happening and even longer to learn to appreciate the journey. Risk #1-Moving to the west coast for a job transfer (life changing, win!) Risk #2-Starting a cupcake business in an overinflated market with no experience whatsoever (let’s call this an important lose) Even the risks we take that don’t pan out can be viewed as a win and it is up to us to …