Decisions: Day Two of #365morningmotivations


Day Two of #365morningmotivations


Theme: Decisions.

For this motivation I am going to turn to these Young Living Essential Oils:

  • Stress Away – for those positive vibes we all desperately need.
  • Joy – self explanatory
  • Clarity – to help us see through the mucky waters and make choices
  • Highest Potential – for that little boost telling you to be your best.

Today I’ve got a couple drops of Stress Away in my diffuser and topically applied Joy and Highest Potential to my neck and  Clarity over my heart.


OK- So.. decisions. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…. am I right? They are always there to be made and sometimes the fork in life that we are facing is hard!  Have you ever felt like the events in your life or the decisions you are needing to make seem harder than the lives of those around you?  I certainly felt that way for a long time and still do from time to time – I’m  human. However, I am writing this to remind you of these things:

  1. you are loved regardless
  2. make the decisions for you and only you
  3. we all handle stress in our own ways
  4. its ok.

“You are loved Regardless” – Hebrews 13:5 says “I will never leave nor will I forsake you”  Jesus explicitly tells us that we will never been given any challenge that we cannot handle. God loves you as do your family and friends. If you are faced with a tough decision or going through something rough in life – its OK to lean on those around you.

“Make the decisions for you and only you” – I am currently going through some tough decision making and a friend recently turned to me a said “there is no wrong answer as long as its best for you”.  I cannot tell you the kind of pressure those simple words lifted off of my shoulders. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the goal of being a millionaire but your friend does. Your goals are your goals. Your decisions are your decisions. Choose whats best for you and those that care about you will get in line.

“We all handle stress in our own ways” –  Stress can have a big impact on our lives. But what we must realize is that sometimes it is OK to take a break. Realizing how stress creeps into our daily routines and taking action to reduce it can often have a big impact on the clarity we have on the decisions to be made. If you are faced with big choices- don’t stress- time will tell what the correct route is. Acknowledge your stress and take a walk, exercise, meditate, etc.

“Its OK” – that’s a simple one. It really truly is OK. Its OK to not know what the right choice is or to feel like you don’t know what you are doing. The truth is that no adult really does?! The biggest thing I learned stepping into the real world after graduating college is that adults are just giant children making things up as they go. Its OK – just do your best.

These four points bring me back to the quote above:

“Every Accomplishment Starts with the Decision to Try” 

What that accomplishment is or what that decision/trying looks like is up to you. The point is to get started. One foot in front of the other- one step at a time. It doesn’t matter how big or small those steps are – it just matters that you take a step forward. Nothing worth having is easy – and everything worth having is worth the fight.

Thoughts for the day: Yesterday we talked about Grit, small victories and how you were going to apply it to life. So for today – what decisions led to those small victories? What decisions can you make today that will help you get one step closer to your goals? What are you going to try?

Happy Day 2. 363 more to Go.



Grit: passion, perseverance & stamina


Day One of #365morningmotivations

(For the other days of morning motivations- see here )

Theme: GRIT.

I chose to start off this thread of morning motivations with a topic very near and dear to my heart. Chances are if you are on the internet searching for some type of daily motivation you may be facing a new chapter of life, a new opportunity, or new hopes and dreams and you are looking for something to harness your excitement and really channel your energy towards the future ahead. Adversely, you may also be facing new challenges, new disappointments, perhaps unexpected circumstances that are leaving you in a negative place and you are looking for those comforting words to pick up and tell you to keep going. That is my goal here – to provide those motivational words that we all need during so many various chapters in our lives.

Each and every one of us is faced with hopes and disappointments alike. You see, its not about what happens to us but how we choose to react to it. Every cell in our bodies is affected by the stresses and emotions we feel so it is important that we stay true to ourselves and really give our bodies the self healing they so desperately need.

For this motivation I am going to turn to these Young Living Essential Oils:

  • Stress Away – These days Stress Away is all I need to support a healthy mentality and it keeps me positive all day long!
  • Valor – hello courage! Whenever I feel like I need a helping hand- this is my go to.
  • Highest Potential – Every feel like you a need little boost to get through a tough day?

Today I am going to put a couple drops of Stress Away in my diffuser while getting ready and topically apply Valor and Highest Potential to my wrists and over my heart.

(Remember: If you need your own oils- you can get your starter kit here or if you have them and you have questions on usage check out my post on different ways to use oils here. )

So- now that we have our bodies taken care of – let’s get back to the motivation! Grit.

“Grit is passion and perseverance.” Have you ever wondered why we as humans have a tendency to shy away from risk? I believe it is due to the idea that risk may not be met with instant gratification in terms of results or maybe not the exact results we wanted. But what If you knew that that success you were searching for was out there if you just stepped outside of your comfort zone? Would you do it? It might be hard- and you really have to believe in yourself, but if you persevere through the hard parts- you can get there!

“Grit is Stamina” – Stamina is the ability to keep going no matter what. God tells us that he will never give us anything that we cannot handle. Life happens- but we would never know when ‘good’ things happened if we didn’t have the disappointments to compare things to.

“Grit is sticking with your future- day in and day out. for years” – keep trying and keep pushing but open yourself up to the process. Rome wasn’t built in a day and if you are trying to make a major change in life or break any habits make sure you understand that it will take work and grind every day for longer than 24 hours.

“Working Hard to make that future a reality- grit is living life like its a marathon not a sprint”.  Take things one step or one day at a time. Push yourself and dedicate yourself to small improvements every day. Don’t diminish the small victories. We all experience trials and tribulations; joys and triumphs in different ways. Allow yourself to experience the now and before you know it that goal will be a reality.

Thoughts for the day: What does Grit look like for your life? How are you going to apply it to your day today?  What small victories have you recently had while in pursuit of that goal that might have been overlooking?

Happy Day 1. 364 more to Go.