Motivational Monday!

I have been pretty busy this past week as it’s been the first week of the semester. I already have a lot of assignments and projects to work on, both academic and personal. While it can be stressful at times, I like knowing that everything I am doing is to achieve a certain goal.

I love this quote from Finding Nemo! In stressful times, it’s important to remember to just keep “swimming.” If you’re working towards goals, be grateful for the opportunities presented to you even if it means you’re busier than ever. In the end, it’s all worth it.

But it can be taken in so many other ways too. This past week I have also been feeling so frustrated that I haven’t been seeing the results I’ve wanted from exercising and eating clean. I will admit to eating a few too many bowls of cereal and a few cookies this week due to this frustration. But I went to Trader Joe’s yesterday, bought a bunch of healthy food, and am ready to keep going. Even when you don’t see the results you want, just keep going. Keep exercising. Keep eating healthy. The benefits go so much farther than just looking good. You are helping your body be healthy, and giving it the nutrients it needs.

Have you ever been in a rut where you feel like you’re not seeing results? Trader Joe’s snapped me out of it…what snapped you out of it?


Motivational Monday!

I apologize I have been MIA…I have been swamped with school work this week. And have been a tad bit stressed…which leads me to this quote:


I have a 20ish page paper due Tuesday, a 6 page paper and a presentation due tomorrow. Needless to say I didn’t do anything exciting this weekend (unless doing homework on my couch with my cat counts as exciting). But this quote reminds me to not stress out! Tough times always pass you right on by. Soon enough, for me, it will be winter break and I can relax and read :)

Whether you are stressed out or going through something, just remember the above. My favorite mantra is by good ol’ Bob Marley, “Don’t worry about a thing…cuz every little thing gonna be alright.”

What do you do to de-stress?


Motivational Monday!

The past two weeks have been crazy busy for me, and in turn, crazy stressful. On top of my usual workload, my parents are away for 2 weeks so I have had to maintain the house, drive my brother everywhere, and cook a ton! I finally got to sleep in yesterday and it was amazing.

I try not to stress and worry though. As this quote says, worrying “empties today of its strength” and also just wastes your time and energy. I always try to “live in the now” and keep calm. I feel that negativity and stress are pointless emotions. You’ll get through it, whatever it is, and life always goes on.

Hopefully this week isn’t as crazy, but even if it is I’m going to try to take everything in stride, and also count my blessings. I’m busy because I have multiple jobs and am in graduate school. I am lucky to have these opportunities!

Do you stress out easily? How do you try to stay calm?