Monday, September 7, 2015

Just Showing Up + Motivating Monday Link-Up

Some days I literally only have energy to show up, nothing more. It's not the best offering in the world, I can tell you. On the other hand, it may just be enough sometimes. Especially if you are dealing with all kinds of other things on your plate. 

It's definitely not OK to "just show up" in a relationship, though. "Just showing up is better than nothing at all, but your mate can tell the difference between a begrudging, obligatory appearance and a whole-hearted effort to listen and understand." --Tim, Joy Downs

There is the optimal version of you showing up at your best and then there is the minimalist version. I say if you can just show up at your best more times than you simply just show up, that is winning! It's a rare occasion when you can actually show up in top form in everything, every single day, anyway. So why even feel bad when you can't? 

Just be real with yourself. For instance, your optimal routine may be a 5 mile run, but you don't have the time or energy today. It's OK to give yourself permission to do a brisk 15-minute walk instead. Save the 5 miler for when you are available and energized! At least you are creating a habit, and good habits are what create excellence!
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 Today is Motivating Monday!  We all need a little motivation!  I, for one, love to explore other sites for motivating, mostly non-sponsored posts, tips, pictures and videos!  If I happen to find a great one, I'll link it up and share it with you here and on Twitter via the #MotivatingMonday hashtag!  It's like being featured!  I can miss some amazing posts, but I don't want to!  So, in addition, if you'd like to link up yourself, you can do that too!  I'll visit your site, comment, promote and publicize! Don't be shy--I'm really very supportive!  Remember, any link to your posts helps your blog numbers increase! 
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