Enjoy this collection of motivational, inspiring and “feel good” quotes, poems and videos!
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No matter what you do, how many times you screw up and think to yourself, “There’s no point to carry on”, no matter how many people tell you that you can’t do it – keep going. Don’t quit.
Don’t quit, because a month from now you will be that much closer to your goal than you are now. Yesterday you said tomorrow. Make today count!
Try this today: Close your eyes, and think of someone who has been a strong influence and is important to you, and who made a positive impact on your life–maybe a family member, a love, a teacher, a friend.Are your eyes closed? They aren’t if you’re reading this. Work with me, friends! Close them and think before reading on. …* * *Okay, now write down a few sentences about why that person is special to you, as if describing the person to someone else. We can all take a minute or two to do this, especially if that person really meant something to us. Have you written down your thoughts? Okay…now read on.* * *Watch this video. NO CHEATING! You must have first closed your eyes, thought of that person, and written down your thoughts. THEN watch this, and follow their lead.
The Two-Word Manifesto of Self-Care : Love Yourself
Love yourself. When you need tender care. When you are tired & upset. When you feel uncomfortable in your skin. When you feel unlovable. When you feel alone. When you’ve had a rough day. When everything feels wrong. When the love you need can only be described as “tough love.” When you watch the sun lighten the sky. When a kitten snuggles up beside you. When you take that first sip of coffee. When you step into that wonderful hot shower. When you’re sitting on the bus, on the metro, walking to the office. When you are answering phone call after phone call, replying to e-mails without end. When your co-workers make you crazy. When you come out of a meeting that can only be labeled Victory. When you make plans with a dear friend. When you walk under the sunlight. When you stretch your arms up to reach the sky. When you wrap yourself up in blankets. When you close your eyes for the night. When you realize you’ve been blessed with 24 amazing hours. When you realize that tomorrow’s promise is limitless. Love yourself. Give yourself permission: to take a mental health day, not do the laundry, wash the dishes tomorrow, walk slowly & not rush from place to place or thought to thought. To breathe deeply, to watch an episode of your favorite TV show, to close the door, to take time to yourself so that you will be refreshed. To say no, to honor your boundaries, to be honest with the people around you, to say I love you, to hold the ones you love close & to say goodbye to the ones that need to leave. To begin a new chapter, or just turn the page of the chapter you’re in. Love yourself.
IIlness is not something to feel ashamed of. It is not a sign of misfortune or defeat. Suffering is the fuel of wisdom, and it opens the way to happiness. Through illness, human beings can gain insight into the meaning of life, understand its value and dignity, and strive to lead more fulfilling lives. ~ Daisaku Ikeda
The greatest wealth is health. ~Virgil
The first wealth is health. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The Conduct of Life,” Power, 1860
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. ~Author Unknown
The best six doctors anywhere And no one can deny it Are sunshine, water, rest, and air Exercise and diet. These six will gladly you attend If only you are willing Your mind they’ll ease Your will they’ll mend And charge you not a shilling. ~Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990
If I’d known I was going to live so long, I’d have taken better care of myself. ~Leon Eldred
The I in illness is isolation, and the crucial letters in wellness are we. ~Author unknown, as quoted in Mimi Guarneri, The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing