Monday Motivation

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Don’t you get annoyed with the #mondaymotivation hashtag sometimes? When you feel like crap? Dude, get out of my face with your so annoying positivity! F**k Mondays! I just want to stay in bed!
Yeah I have those thoughts, we all have.

What can you do about it? Actually a lot.

It’s all about the baby steps.
It is about celebrating your progress no matter how small.
And most important, it’s about feeling good about yourself and embracing yourself no matter what.

The things I listed above I don’t master yet master in expert level, but I’m working on it. And it’s actually fun.

Let’s start with how you feel about yourself. This is the foundation, this is your basis. We all have bad days, that’s normal, it makes us human. But they should the exception to the rule, not the rule.

For me I always go bad when my base is shaking, when I’m not grounded and every social media post, every opinion makes me feel bad about myself. On Instagram I mostly follow (tri)thletes. And when I see those posts, they are much faster, way thinner, more beautiful, much better equipment, they seem to be the perfect fit couple etcetera etcetera.

First of all social media simply means nothing. It only shows a tiny bit of a version of their truth. And it also could be just a big fat lie. Some people post the most happy couple pictures, while one of them is cheating. One could share all the most happy posts and suffer from severe depressions.
On a side note, that’s why I think you should always be kind to everybody, you don’t know what battle they fight.

Second even if all the beautiful posts are true, why does it bother you? Ask yourself that. And answer it as honestly as possible. I garantuee you it bothers you because you are not happy about something about yourself and it makes you insecure. You are not grounded, your base isn’t firm and what other people say of show affects you in a negative way. When your base isn’t strong you tip over way too easily like one of those childeren’s toys puppet thingies.

I am not a fast runner (not a fast swimmer or a cyclist either)and when I feel insecure about it, I hate aaaaaaaaall the fast people posts. But really! I am jealous, I envy them. While when I feel proud about my accomplishments and I feel confident about myself, those fast people make me proud. And I think; good for you! And also what they do, how they feel says nothing about me, about my worth. Yet we keep comparing.

But how do you feel good about yourself? That is a good question. And I believe it has many answers to it.

The point is we all are different and unique, comparing ourselves to another person is just plainly stupid. You don’t compare an apple to an orange right?! They’re both fruits but also very different. And we should celebrate and support each other just because we are different and unique. Let’s cheer for eachother and make one big party!

Embrace all of yourself, you are unique and bright and beautiful! And remember this:

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff”.

– Carl Sagan

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