If you’re a podcast person, listen to our Monday Matters content on our Spotify Grit Dailypodcast channel . Worrying isn’t going to stop the bad stuff from happening – it just takes away our energy and robs us of those moments that we do have to find something to be grateful for, something to cherish or something to hold onto. Monday motivation is all about finding joy , trying to stay physically and mentally healthy , and how to keep going on that marathon – not sprint – called life. Monday motivation tips to make the most of it Everyone is experiencing challenges right now that vary from financial hardship to isolation from communities to stress. The latter is affecting everyone from healthcare workers and supply chain personnel on the front lines, to ordinary people trying to get through daily life with the “extras” of managing kids and spouses at home, remote work or whatever other issues they have. Not everyone has the means to escape to a bigger space, a remote cabin in the woods or even the luxury of strolling outside to bask in the warmth and glow of the sun. #1 – create a wall of gratitude Each morning, make your first task of the day writing down what you’re grateful for today on a sticky note or scrap of paper or journal. That way, whenever you’re feeling low, you can look at the list you’ve generated and it will prompt your mind and body to respond favorably and give you a little boost. My sister and brother-in-law planned one week of “special” daily activities that ranged from tapping trees to make maple syrup to snowshoeing to puzzle contests (set a timer, see who can fit the most pieces in a minute). But, if we stay focused on being united against the shared enemy – this evil coronavirus – and we remember to be kind and help each other, we’ll get through it.
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