Sunday really seems to sneak up on me. For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreaded Sunday evenings and, try to do everything I can on this day of the week to distract myself from the inevitable Monday morning. Through my foray into alignment and law of attraction, however, I’ve started to look at Sundays in a different light – as a time to reset my mind for the week, to do things that make me really, really happy, to spend the afternoon cooking with bae, to be a little bit selfish, and focus on my mental health and ways in which I can pamper myself [today, that meant a manicure and a massage. Hey, the little things, amirite?].
One activity I prioritize everyday, and especially on Sunday, is to write out at least two full pages of appreciation. When writing, I don’t try to force anything, and I don’t give myself a time limit. To get into an appreciation mindset, I’ll close my mind for a minute, and visualize everything I am grateful for. After doing this, my thoughts flow freely without any effort, and I’ve found myself reaching pages four or five without realizing. By the time I’m done, I feel so full of happiness, and ready to take on whatever I have ahead of me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not all unicorns and butterflies all day everyday – but I am trying to get there. 😉
Other things that, without fail, help with my alignment: watching an episode [or a few] of The Office while on the train in the morning; reading anything by my fave author, Tom Robbins; cooking or baking anything; listening to The Lively Show; listening to anything Abraham Hicks on YouTube; and playing with makeup, of course.
To switch things up for a second, I wanted to share one of my current fears, as it may resonate with you: feeling like it may take longer than I had anticipated to really succeed at my current job. The level of technical acumen I need to possess for my new job is high, which scares me. Will I be able to train my brain at 30 to understand new analytical concepts? Will I be able to master excel? These thoughts have been flooding my mind for the past few days. This afternoon, though, I started to think – why am I putting myself down, why am I setting up a road block before I really begin? Instead, I should, and will be thinking things like, “I can’t wait to overcome another challenge,” and “I can’t wait to add a new set of skills to my resume.” Whenever a negative thought pops up do two things: 1. acknowledge it for what it is, but do not spend any more time on its validity, and 2. move past it, and turn it into a positive statement – something that will motivate you, and allow all the good things to happen.
Lastly, I quickly wanted to share a lipstick that I think is incredible for any day, and any type of look. That lipstick is Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine in the shade Boy, a perfect mix of mauve, pink, nude + brown. It adds the most perfect touch of color, moisture, and shine, and never leaves my lips feeling chapped. If I’m feeling fancy in the morning, I’ll pair it with a nude lip liner, like Rimmel’s Natural, or NYX Sugar Glass. It’s the most beautiful, effortless color on its own, too. Chanel isn’t cheap, but I think this guy is well worth it seeing as I have already gotten a ton of wear out of it.
I hope you guys had an amazing weekend, and have an even better week ahead. What do you do to get in a positive mindset for the week? Please share your ideas + tips in the comments below!