Magical Monday Motivation.
I know it’s a tad corny, but I don’t know about you guys, but I need a little corny in my life.
Ugh, stop it, you sound like a 90’s rom-com right now. Shut it down.
No, I don’t care! As I write this, it is Sunday evening. My legs feel like two slabs of cement from standing. I stand still at a computer for 8 hours a day. It emotionally and physically drains me. But mostly, emotionally drains me.
In these moments when I feel like I’m losing a sense of self, I try to tap into my inner magical Peter Pan Complex and hope that it somehow helps me sail through. So hopefully, you need this pick-me-up just as much as I do…so here it goes. A little bit of pixie dust to get you through the week, and hopefully, inspire you to soar.
Think about the last time you were really happy.
And no, I’m not talking about mind-blowing earth-shattering perfect happiness. I’m talking about the last time you had a good belly laugh. The last time you were hanging out with someone you care about. A lot of times, we tend to weigh our happiness by only focusing on specific memories, when in reality, small moments of happiness are also important to focus on. For me, ice cream and a marathon of “Parks and Rec” is the perfect way to end a long day.
Write in a journal for 30 minutes.
I got into this habit about a year ago when I was sinking into depression. I had so much bottled up inside me, and while I had plenty of people in my life to listen to me, I needed another outlet. Writing helped clear my head. You know that negative clutter and worry that sits in your head first thing in the morning? I literally write it out of my system for 30 minutes. The trick is to write it out by hand. After some journaling, your brain will be free and clear to tackle on the day.
Remember the stuff that brought you joy as a kid.
This one is my favorite. And if you’ve been following this blog or my youtube channel, you already know what my go-to is: Disneyland.
Even though we grow up and change, it’s fun to embrace the stuff that made us so happy growing up. It’s the truest reflection of who we are and what our passions are. I’ve always been a theme park kid. My passion for theme park history and storytelling all stems from my love of Disneyland. It is the clearest and most accurate picture of who I am and who I strive to be.
Pick a hero for the day.
For me, it’s always been Walt Disney.
Here’s a man who faced a slew of rejection and pushed past all of it to constantly create and change the field he was working in. Whether it was theme parks or film, he trusted himself and his team to create something different and better.
Whenever I’m down on myself, I think of Walt and his legacy with constantly paving a new path. Who’s your hero?
Hope this helps add a smile to your Monday. Have a great week, everyone!