Happy Monday! I hope we all had good weekends 🙂 Today’s Motivation Monday is to be confident & not worry. Sometimes we worry that we aren’t enough, that we’ll make a mistake, but with worry comes the fear of lack of control. We can only determine our own choices, no one elses. The best thing to do is to move forward in your own confidence, trusting the Universe & your intuition to guide you in the right dorection: for you.
What worries you? What things do you feel are out of your control that give you anxiety when you think about them? Where is confidence needed?
This morning on our way out to school & work, Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” came on the radio. As the first two lines of the song came on, “Don’t worry about a thing/’cause every little thing/is gonna be alright,” I looked up to see the sun coming out from the clouds. It lit up the houses with a sliver of golden orange rays, & gave me such a feeling of hope & inspiration. I’m a self proclaimed worrier. It has been better in the last year, but it’s something that tries with all its might to take over. In the process of some important life changes & decisions, worry tries to take a passenger seat and hold my hand while driving. “No thanks,” I tell it. I turn to prayer & deep breathing, & at times venting with a good friend to get my thoughts out & hear how ridiculous my worries can be sometimes. This morning, it was prayer, & after prayer, came the song & then the sunshine in what first a grey morning. My daughter took note of it to & smiled a tired half way smile at 7am, as “Three Little Birds” is one of her favoirites & she loves the Sun. On that note, today will be a day of confidence in the choices I make & trusting that I will be guided in the right direction. If prayer or venting isn’t your go-to, something I also find helpful that brings me some Peace are personal affirmations. Looking in the mirror when you’re having a case of the low self-esteemies can be tough, but face your fear. Look yourself in the eyes & say you will be okay: “I’m okay. We’ll be okay. Today will be a good day. I am smart. I am beautiful. I am wonderfully made, perfect in all my strengths & areas of improvement.” Say things like these to yourself a few times & smile. Put it into practice & give yourself the love you need to boost your confidence & decrease your worries. Everything’s gonna be alright! Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆
“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere”– Erma Bombeck