Hi friends! So today I have another installment of Be Inspired. I love doing these every now and then to reflect on what is going on in my life at the moment. So today’s quotes, like always, have a common thread. I’m working on taking the initiative for many aspects of my life. Mostly work related. A lot of the time I put things off (I tend to bookmark lots of emails) instead of tackling them right of the bat.
I’m also working on developing myself more. I know that is incredibly vague and cliche. I think the whole YouTube and blogging world can get a bit overwhelming at times. You are constantly trying to keep up with everyone else. I want to try to focus on my brand and my content. Nobody is exactly like you, which is why you should take full advantage of that.
The last thing I am working on is seeing the good in people. It is so easy to pass a quick judgement. It’s much harder to let things go and look past what is bothering you. You are in control of how you feel. I think we often think that other things make us upset, frustrated or down. It’s how we respond which really is completely our decision. I know this is getting a bit deep, but it’s getting late and this is what happens! I hope you all find peace in yourselves this week. (I might squeeze in some nighttime yoga…namaste!)
This week has had it’s ups and downs. Today’s quotes are about quieting your heart, taking a deep breath, and realizing you are in control of your feelings. They also represent tough love and understanding we are not in control of it all sometimes. Kind of opposites I know. But that is how I have been feeling these past few weeks. Even though I have a tough front, I am a pretty sensitive person and little things get to me. I let things build and build until finally I’ll accidentally snag my sweater and that will set me off. I also am a person who has high standards. That applies to a lot of things. People, my work, my future. And when one thing doesn’t go exactly as planned, I let it get to me. This week I am going to work on appreciating things. Realizing that some things aren’t worth ruining our day. Some things aren’t in our control. But also knowing that when we do have the power, to use it to the best of our ability. Treat others with the kindness you want and work in the way that will make you proud at the end of the day.
Today’s inspiration board is about working hard to achieve success, whatever you see success as. No matter what you are working toward in life, I think it’s important to have your mind in the right place. For me, working in the social media field, I get overwhelmed really easily. When I see other that are largely ahead of me makes me question what I am doing and discouraged at times. This year I am focusing on silencing the noise of others and working hard no matter what others are doing. Another aspect of success is believing in yourself. If you can get the confidence in yourself, you can do and achieve great things. This morning I sat down at my desk and attempted to tackle my emails. I looked at every unanswered message and told myself I’d get back to it later. I always need the reminder that now is always the best time, not in 30 minutes or tomorrow. Now. Man, I am the best procrastinator. I want to challenge both myself, and all of you, to finish things. I made the simple task of replying to emails look super daunting because of my mind set. Take each item on your list and follow through. There is nothing more satisfying than crossing everything on your list off at the end of the day. Am I right? So I hope we can all work together to get focused and work towards our goals. Take everything one day at time and always remember how far you have come!
Happy Monday! Today I wanted to give you all some great quotes that I have recently pinned and found a lot of inspiration from. With a new year ahead of us, we have so much opportunity for change. There is no better time than right now to put all of your future goals into action. I just got back from a little weekend getaway with a few of my friends. It made me realize how important it is to dedicate time to strengthen your friendships. This year I want to cherish my time with others and put more energy into enjoying the present and creating lasting memories. Most of the time I am thinking about the future and planning out my next weekend before the current weekend is even over. I need to make it a point to be in the now. Let me know what you are trying to change in the new year. I loved reading all of your goals for 2015 in my last video. It was so encouraging to see all that you want to accomplish and focus on. I hope you all have a great week!
It’s so funny when I look back on my pins under the ‘words‘ section. I always seem to be pinning quotes and verses with the same theme. My most recent ones have all been about being the change you want to see. I have recently felt really motivated to take more action in my job and quit waiting around for something to happen. It is all about your mind set. If you wake up with the intention of getting things done and staying positive, so much more is possible. I hope these few words of wisdom will help you get back on track. It is so easy to get lost in the shuffle of things. Sometimes it’s important to collect your thoughts, write down a list of what you need to do, and actually do it. But, through it all remember that God has the ultimate power in our futures and he will guide us every step of the way. When we put our faith in him, everything else will slowly come together the way he has envisioned. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday. Enjoy your day and keep you head up! Love you all!
Hey guys! I hope you all had a great weekend! I am going to the beach for a few days with my family so I won’t be posting on here for a few days. I will have a video up on my YouTube channel tomorrow and another one on Friday so don’t miss those! I will leave you with some quotes to hopefully inspire you to have a great week.
Here are a few quotes I have been drawn to lately. It’s funny because whenever I post these, there seems to be a common theme. I think my upcoming move has made me a little more adventurous and inspired. I am looking forward to the unknown and the unpredictability of our trip. I have always been a very practical and realistic person. I am much more of a planner then a dreamer. However, I am married to someone who inspires me to think less and act more. Sometimes it can be very liberating to live with your heart instead of your head at times. Granted, this is not easy for me. I feel much more safe and stable when I know what to expect. But I am trying my best to enjoy each and every moment and worry less about the future and instead be more in the present. I hope each and every one of you can try to do the same this week. Be in the now, because that is what matters.
These are some of the quotes and verses that have inspired me lately. As we enter spring, I always have a fresh outlook on things and feel cleansed in a way. I truly believe our outlook has everything to do with our outcome. If you try each day to live a more positive, loving and motivated life, you are that much closer to doing so. I would love to know some of your favorite quotes are or whatever you find inspiration.
It is easy to forget how important it is to give love and feel love. We go about our lives with tight schedules and rarely have time to enjoy the company that surrounds us, let alone express how we feel. I have been back into my One Tree Hill episodes (guilty pleasure), but among all the drama there is always a great lesson in the end. We often become consumed by television shows and movies because of how freely the characters express themselves. I find myself wishing I could show others how I feel like they do in the movies, but find it incredibly hard to do so. I usually blame this on being raised with three brothers. Sharing your feelings wasn’t exactly normal behavior. So I encourage you all to really try to let others know how you feel. Don’t be ashamed to let someone know you love them. I also encourage you all to show more love each day toward others. I swear it is contagious. Love motivates, gives purpose, and makeup us stronger.