Motivational Monday’s #1 Just Relax

August 24, 2015

It’s Monday, which so happens to be the day everyone despises the most because a) your alarm clock is set to go off earlier b) it’s the start of the work week or school week c) there’s 5 more days until the weekend *insert* loud groan.

That being said I want to help motivate you.


Each Monday I’m going to be sharing some motivational thought that has motivated me each week. It may be a quote, a thought or word, whatever it is, it’s something that has given me the energy to keep moving forward through the week and my life; I want to share that with you.

It’s all about motivating each other. Whether it’s in your personal life, work life, spiritual life, or social life. It’s about moving forward with motivation and perseverance. One little thought can give you the drive you need. I hope you feel motivated by what I share.

Just Relax

Learn to enjoy life more. Relax. Dedicate one day each week where you put down all connections to work, electronics, pressure and expectations. Let this day be your get away. Have this day be the day where you can recharge and focus on what is going on in your life, your personal life, your family life and your friend life.

Too often we get so consumed and absorbed in our own problems and work issues and situations that take up too much of our attention, that we forget to see what really is going on. When was the last time you actually sat outside and took in your surroundings? Whether it be a city, country, town, nice or bad weather, noise or quiet.

We all need to slow down a little bit more and relax and be more child like. What fun is it to walk around with sour and tight, stressed faces? You only gain stress lines and anxious thoughts and worries. I’ve noticed this in myself. If everyday I’m thinking of what I have to do, what I didn’t do, and what I did wrong, I begin to be consumed in my me me me world and a tight knot begins to form in my stomach. Everything begins to build up and it all leads to me just blowing up. Yeah, not worth it.

Take a look at a little kid. They never once are worried about the next day, or what the future holds, they are always living in the present moment and that is enough for them. No stress lines on that baby’s face. πŸ˜‰

We need to focus more on trusting in God that he’s got our issues all figured out, and that one day each week dedicated to child like fun, won’t mess up our busy schedules and expectations.

Smile. Laugh. Do crazy things. Do things you never thought you would do. Take a deep breath. Shut off yourΒ electronicsΒ and expectations and ENJOY life. I dare you to set aside ONE day each week to do this. You may even choose this day to be on a Sunday, which will help you start your week off right.
I know for me it’ll be tough, but in the long run it will benefit me and ALL those around me. You’ll see the fruits of this. Trust me.

What is motivating you this Monday? I’d love to hear about it. I may be motivated by it as well.
Here’s to motivation and motivational Monday’s! Share this post with someone who you think could use it.

kate ❀︎


  1. Comment by Karen

    Karen August 24, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Love it! I for one really need to sit down and calm down lol. I get so anxious over everything good and bad. Anxious about everything I have to do but also anxious in a good way over things Im actually excited to do. Sitting down and taking one day at a time is hard but necessary. πŸ™‚

    • Comment by Kate

      Kate August 24, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      Philippians 4:6 girl πŸ˜‰

  2. Comment by Alicia Wiley

    Alicia Wiley August 24, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I most definitely need to relax and shut off electronics. It’s hard to enjoy family time when work does not stop! Great post!

    • Comment by kate

      kate August 24, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      I’ve noticed electronics are my weakness and I always cave and pick up my phone instead of getting involved in whats going on around me. We’ve just got to make a habit of setting time away from our electronics πŸ™‚

  3. Comment by Krystle Thomas

    Krystle Thomas August 24, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Great read. I can confess to being consumed by work. I am going to take your advise, and relax.

    • Comment by kate

      kate August 24, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      So glad this inspired you! It’s definitely tough but its a habit I feel is very important πŸ™‚

  4. Comment by Mindy

    Mindy August 24, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    SUCH a great reminder!

  5. Comment by Molly

    Molly August 24, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I know you may not be religious but this sunday something that I read really helped me to calm down. I was reading in Colossians 3:12-15. And it talked about forgiving, putting on Love, and being thankful. it was so humbling to remember this is how I should be treating others. =] That’s been my Monday Motivation. <3

    • Comment by Kate

      Kate August 24, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      Oh I’m religious! πŸ™‚ Don’t know what I’d do without my faith or God in my life ❀︎ haha Thanks so much for that Molly! Truly inspiring and what a GREAT reminder. I’m definitely going to take that to heart and write that verse down to memorize πŸ™‚

  6. Comment by Katie Whitcomb

    Katie Whitcomb August 24, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Perfect! Gotta take a break πŸ™‚

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