I believe one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. So, how about some positivity on everybodies most depressing day of the week? This is a series of true stories coming from random citizens of this beautiful world as a weekly dose of motivation for a happier day, a happier week and (hopefully) a happier life. Twelfth one comes from a Anja and she’s coming from Germany. At the moment she’s living and studying here in Ghent, Belgium.
‘’Here, I don’t have courses on Mondays, sometimes I don’t even have them on Tuesdays and Wednesdays either. So week is very chilly at the beginning. However, the end is pretty chaotic.
I think organization is very important. Listing things I need to do helps me see when I can do them. So, I’d say to-do lists are my very good friends. I have a check board, too. That way I can preview everything in one place and plan my days.
When it comes to dealing with stressful situations, I think you have to get a moment to forget about it. Just forget about the stress, about everything bad that’s on your mind. Maybe you could go and enjoy a nice meal, or go meet some good friends. Do something. Something you enjoy. Something you look forward to. I really believe doing something you love gives you strength to go on. Gives you a fresh start. Therefore, you should find that something and enjoy that very moment.
Or having a nice breakfast on a Monday morning. But try doing something different. Don’t always eat your cereals; get yourself some nice stuff, whatever you like. Treat yourself with whatever it is that makes you happy.
I also think friends are really helpful. Sometimes we tend to overreact and overthink when faced with a stressful situation that can actually be solved by just being rational. And the worst part is we don’t even notice it until someone points it out to us. We’re just stuck in there. Having someone to ask for an advice is very helpful. So, being surrounded by people who love you and who you love is a very very precious thing.’’
If you have a story you’d like to motivate others with, feel free to e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org.