Monday Motivation – The Tuesday Edition

So I had hoped this week would be easy but the universe has other ideas and it turns out those ideas were to put a bunch of new work on my plate. Because of that I missed my regular Monday Motivation post but I could still use a bit of a pep talk, and maybe you could too.

This week I am going to have to put a bit of myself on auto pilot. What I mean by that is I’m going to just have to DO and not THINK so much.

I just have to focus on moving forward more than how I feel about moving forward. It’s kind of a little experiment I am doing about how to work through fear. I have noticed that by not thinking about the fear and just acting has helped me get a lot of things done that I thought I couldn’t do.

Part of me is still afraid, but that part of me no longer gets a say in what I do or do not do.

This week I am also going to try to stop taking so much pride in not caring about things. I am going to do my best to give a damn. Many damns. More damns than anyone!

I started thinking yesterday about how everyone I know, and just about the entire internet, talks so much about how few fucks they give. They act like the ability not too care is a great quality to have. But shouldn’t we all be trying to care a little more. Imagine if everyone in the world just cared a little bit more about something, anything, bigger than themselves.

Be the change you wish to see in the world, right?

And finally this week I give myself permission to just be happy! No matter what anyone else around me is feeling, no matter what else anyone says, I am happy!

Lately people around me have made me feel a bit guilty about being happy. Those people don’t understand how hard I have worked my whole life to get to this point. I do not have to prove anything to them! Those people also don’t understand how fragile my happiness is and I cannot allow them to ruin it.

I will not take on another persons emotions and problems just because it makes them feel better.

I deserve every bit of happiness I have!

Whew! So that’s what I have going on this week. How about you? Let me know in the comments and good luck :)

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Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

2 thoughts on “Monday Motivation – The Tuesday Edition”

  1. First of all, I chuckled at Monday’s Motivation…on Tuesday. I can so relate.

    I get a little grumpy about motivational stuff/posts. Not yours, just in general. But I think you nailed a few key points. I too think there is way too much “don’t give a fuck” mentality around there. A few decades ago it was cool among certain groups to be sarcastically detached. Now there’s this attitude that DGAF is something to aspire to. I’ve even seen some people who read Buddhist teachings on non-attachment try to justify DGAF that way!

    I may just print out the give a damn graphic.

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    1. Yeah I admit I thought Buddhism was about the “don’t give a fuck mentality” too but now I think that it’s almost about the opposite of that. You are supposed to care just don’t cause yourself suffering over things you can’t change. Go with the flow, do your best, and help others along the way.

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