Mind (mental health & positivity), Soul (self-care & love)

This is Your Mid Month Pep Talk

I’m doing something a little bit different today. I’ve wanted this blog to be an inspiration to people to do whatever it is that they want to do; to take and make their own adventures, whatever those adventures may be.

And with so much going on in our world that tries to stifle strong (and emerging!) voices and difference and growth, I wanted to address it in a slightly different way: by telling you to go out into the world and do you.

So today I’m hoping to be an inspiration to you. Today, I’m going to be your hype woman. Today, I’m giving you a pep talk.

How to Recover from a Down Day

So it’s the middle of the month. You’ve made some goals. You’ve made some plans. And maybe you’ve made some great progress on them – woohoo! And maybe you haven’t- also woohoo!

Woohoo, because you haven’t given up yet. Woohoo, because you’re still trying to grow and learn. And woohoo just because a woohoo every now and again doesn’t hurt anyone.

I’m always having to remind myself that growth takes time. It’s hard to see our progress on a day to day basis. Progress is a process; it’s not over in a second or a minute or even a day.

[ctt template=”2″ link=”YD6sy” via=”yes” ]Progress is a process; it’s not over in a second or a minute or even a day.[/ctt]

But it’s also hard to remind yourself to look at the big picture and to look at how far you’ve come.

So I’m not going to do that.

What I’m going to do is something just as cliche: I’m going to tell you to close your eyes.

Close your eyes and think about whatever it is that you’re working towards. That project at work. Your side hustle. Changing your eating habits. Finding the energy to do the dishes.

Close your eyes and think about the end results. Not the process of doing it. And not after it’s all said and done and you’re laying in bed the night after. Think about what happens the very second that you finish.

There’s probably two things that happen: 1) you feel an amazing sense of relief and accomplishment, even if it’s for a fleeting second. 2) life goes on.

Whatever it is that’s weighing on you right now will happen or it won’t happen. You’re slay the presentation, or you won’t. You’ll finally launch your blog, or you’ll decide not to. You’ll get the cleaning done today, or you’ll put it off again.

But life will still continue.

So you have a choice: let life keep flowing along, whisking you away in an ebb and flow that’s not up to you.

Or make the leap or jump or hop now. Propel life forward in the direction of your choosing. Do whatever it is that is scaring you or holding you back.

Or just do the dishes….I’m not here to judge your hangups. I’m here to tell you to hang up on them, to stop living a life of “I can’t”s or “maybe later”s. Give yourself some grace and some space to grow. Make kindness your water and adventures your plant food. And then actually allow yourself grow.

[ctt template=”2″ link=”emLo8″ via=”yes” ]I’m not here to judge your hangups. I’m here to tell you to hang up on them, to stop living a life of “I can’t”s or “maybe later”s.[/ctt]

So yup; it’s the middle of the month. And you can either take this 15 or so days left and ride them out. Or you can turn the tide and kick some ass.

I hope you choose the second option.

P.S. I’m always looking for more motivation. So what’s your go to pep talk/phrase for when you need a little push? 

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  • Jonathan Tyler

    Thanks for the motivation. Much needed.

    • You’re so so welcome! 🙂

  • I honestly needed this. I’ve been feeling absolutely gross lately, and more than anything I want to get on a regular workout schedule. I’ve gone running three times this week, and I’m hoping I can continue to keep it up. Thanks for the pep talk!

    • That sounds like a great start! Keep up the good work! 🙂

  • I just always think of my ultimate end goal and how I’m working toward it.

    • That’s a great method! The process might take a while but the end goal will make it all worth it

  • Taylor Mead

    I love this and had to tweet the “progress is a process” quote. It’s so true!

    xo, Taylor || The Millennial Sprinkle (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)

    • YAY! It’s something I have to remind myself of every day. And that I am always learning. 🙂

      • Taylor Mead

        It’s so so important! I don’t believe in “instant progress,” everything in life takes hard work/dedication 🙂 Thanks a million for reminding us of that!

  • Jailyn Harris

    Thank you for this pep talk! It’s always helpful to know that you have support, no matter where it’s coming from!

    • Absolutely! Support is so, so important, and I’m so glad that I could be there for you!

  • Deanna

    Woohoo either way!! I love it! Thanks for this encouraging pep talk!

    • Anytime!! I’m always here if you need a good woohoo or two!

  • thesophiadiaries

    such a great prep talk! definitely needed this today xD

    • Glad to be of service! 🙂