Oh pandas… it’s another week. How did that happen already?! Since it’s Monday, it’s therefore supposed to be the restart, re-energise, re-diet, re-motivation, re-something of the week. It’s the day where most, if not all of us, use as a fresh start. Right? I know I’m not the only one. However today, for me, was pretty difficult. It was hard to stay positive. To get that hashtag Monday Motivation thing going. Lately, it seems that I haven’t been keeping my positivity pants on. I let it slip. And to be honest, once you let it slip, it’s hard to catch yourself before you fall back down to the very hard cold floor of negativity. The thing is, I try very hard every day to stay positive. It has helped with my panic attacks, my mind, my health and my emotions. So even though today was a hard day to get my body and mind moving, I did it nonetheless.
Since it’s the beginning of the week and I officially want to crawl back into my bed and die, I decided that a nice optimistic quote would do just the trick for Motivation Monday.
I know some of you are thinking phooey fiddle fuddle on optimism (I totally went Yosemite Sam just then, please tell me you know who I’m talking about?!) but let me tell you, sometimes, it’s the only thing that keeps you moving. It’s the knowing that a ‘What If’ question might bring a ‘hell yes’ answer. It’s relying on hope to get you through and it’s the knowledge learned to accept that things may not be smooth sailing but you will prevail nonetheless. Sure you might get knocked back once, twice, hell, even ten times. But you know that even despite these unfortunate obstacles you will get to the other side as fresh as a daisy. What does that even mean by the way? I know what it means, but why is it fresh as a daisy? Are daisies the Energizer bunnies of the plant world. Are they the Richard Simmons of photosynthesis? Okay, okay, I digress as always. But if you know, please help this panda out.
Either way, this week, we are going to be the most optimistic pandas ever. But for the love of skittles don’t go overboard with the positivity. No one wants a gushing Care Bear 24 hours a day. You will look a little cuckoo. Just know that things will always work out. Beam the optimism from the inside. It will always get you to where you need to be.
Peace, Love and Cha Cha
Ok my little pandas, this Monday motivation is brought to you by the word, optimism.
Last night, I was super bummed that the weekend had gone by so quick again. It’s like I let out an exhale on Friday and before the next inhale, it somehow magically turned into Sunday night. Isn’t that always the case? This quickness makes me feel like I’m not cramming enough in to my days. Like I’m not being productive enough. And then, just like that, my mood wavers to the rockier side of the seas, which in turn makes me get a little doubtful with myself. Negativity eventually swoops in and I find myself wishing certain things in my life had turned out differently. I’m not ashamed to admit that I mope on certain occasions. In fact, I used to really mope hard. A hardcore moper. Is there even such a thing?
How many of us have been here?! I’m pretty sure lots and lots of us. Here’s the thing, we can’t let life get to us. It’s too much stress and we all know that stress is not the best companion.’
So I just turned 32 a couple of weeks ago and it has started this constant chain of panic and fear that I have yet to achieve anything substantial in life. Thirty two years on this fucking planet and I have been playing below par for three quarters of it. Well, I can’t technically say all the years because I physically don’t remember the first 4-5 of them. Who knows, maybe I was above average in those years like excelling in finger painting, but I somehow highly doubt it.
I think most people who know me probably think that I am a hermit who doesn’t want to do anything any more. They see a changed person. Someone who used to be outgoing, constantly going out and was quite carefree. Nowadays I am a hermit. I don’t go out at all. Well, rarely. But there are reasons behind my actions. To the people who are supportive, they get it. To those who only see what’s on the outside and don’t really bother to get to know, they can fuck off. Yeah it’s that black and white for me nowadays.