Category: Motivational Monday’s

Trust it- Motivational Monday

  • Hey friends,
  • Often, I find myself thinking about goals or how I “thought” life would be at this point. Do you do the same? How do you get yourself out of the funk if you haven’t achieved those personal goals? For myself, there are times when I would get upset, disappointed and angry. Now, I’m beginning to learn that things do fall in place, RIGHT. ON. TIME.
  • I have to keep my faith. Keep my eyes on the Prize. Trust God. Trust the Process.
  • Things will come to fruition.
  • Friends, please do the same. I know it’s not easy. I know if you don’t see it right then and there that you feel it’s impossible. Keep going, you got this!
  • Thank you for reading,
  • Nicole Cherise ♥️
  • Be Productive

    Happy Monday friends!

    For many, Monday symbolizes the start of the work week. We have to hustle and bustle to meet deadlines etc.. however, sometimes the Monday blues brings us into a slump. We may feel lazy and unaccomplished.

    I, too, get into a slump and often feel overwhelmed. I try to remind myself that I’m not perfect and if I at least try to complete something for the day, then I was productive.

    As a MS patient, getting out of the bed can be a challenging task. Some days I truly run out of spoons (spoon theory) because I don’t have the energy. Therefore, I try to keep a positive attitude and do the best that I can.

    That’s all we can do. Try to conquer a goal for the day. That can be smiling when someone gives a good morning greeting, take a walk for break, exercise, begin the starting steps to owning your business, and more! Whatever it is and what ever it takes, just try.

    I hope this helps someone. Remember, we are in this life journey together. There are others who feel just like you do. I’m here.

    Thanks for reading! ~Nicole Cherise♥️

    Motivational Monday edition: Rise Up!

    Hi friends!

    Here we are again, the weekend has gone by fast and some of us still have crust in the corner of our eyes lol. Happy Monday!

    This is a quick post about the importance to Rise up.

    Our Past continues to haunt us, we are continuing toxic friendships, relationships and jobs. At some point we have to say enough is enough and yearn for more. Not everyone will understand this process and that’s ok. However, this is needed in order for true Happiness to shine through.

    We will see that silver lining, we will see the rainbows that come after the storms. However, it starts with us. One step at a time. One day at a time ♥️. I hope this post can lighten your load of the Monday blues!

    Thank you for reading!

    Nicole Cherise ♥️

    Fear No One

    There comes a time in life when you have to stand up for yourself and put fear aside. Many people will use their power to control people. I can admit, whenever I’ve dealt with anyone above me, there was this sense of nervousness. Some people I felt were even Bullies… It didn’t change until one of my superiors told me one day, “I’m human like you”.

    Hearing those words made me realize that the “higher ups” and powerful people do cry, they do have worries, they do experience Defeat. Meanwhile, I just always assumed their Life was GRAND. That was day I also told myself to only Fear God.period.

    I share this because we need to remember: No One should hold fear in our hearts. Your superiors, rather its at home or at work, are to be Respected, Not Feared. These people can get hurt and bleed just like you and me. Never let anyone make you feel as if you are Nothing. You’re worth matters even if it doesn’t seem like it.

    Thanks for Reading

    Nicole Cherise ♥️

    Hard work now and play later.

    Hi friends, Happy Motivational Monday!

    Needs vs Wants… or can we say the necessities vs the Luxuries.

    I remember in elementary school when we learned the difference. Needs were : shelter (place to live), food, clothes and transportation. The wants were an extension of the needs. Like I “wanted” an expensive car, I’d love to eat lobster as much as I wanted, top name brands for clothes and I wanted a mansion with a staff. Hmmm some of that still sounds the same in my adult life, don’t Judge me LOL

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    There are things that I’m coming to terms with in regards to Needs vs Wants. My goals are to Own a Home, have financial comfort/freedom, leave a legacy for my child (and future children), have an organization to help people and to feel better as I battle MS. On the other end, I yearn to travel more. I want to visit more states, I want my family to see the beauty of our world. I know with hard work, all these things are possible but it takes time. The money it takes to do those things cost and I could save for it but what about the house? Or what about the student loan debt?

    As a MS patient, I get nervous at times for the future. Meaning, I don’t know how strong my legs will be 10 years from now. Would I be crushed that I can’t travel the way that I want? Is there a chance that traveling may become a hassle? These can be considered extreme realities but as we all know, MS is unpredictable, therefore, it could happen. Due to those thoughts that run through my mind, I always have this attitude of “wanting to do, while I can”. I honestly can say that it is a struggle in my head. Like my DH said, “there isn’t anything wrong with having a bucket list but you still have to prepare for it”. This is the most realistic thing I’ve been told in a while.

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    In five to ten years from now, I’d like to say that my family has traveled to Africa, gone on vacations more than six times in a year, however I would LOVE to say that we have our Home, we are almost done with Student loans, my children have a substantial amount of money in their accounts.

    I don’t know what the future holds, or when the good Lord will call me home, but I rather know that I left my loved ones financially comfortable instead of debts to close out.

    Friends, have you gone through this? Do you struggle with your needs and wants as well? Let me know in the comments! Thanks so much for reading and sharing!

    Nicole Cherise ♥️

    Strolling into Monday like….

    Good morning!

    You have purpose. Own it.

    Not everyone will understand or be supportive and that’s ok. What’s for you, Is For You. That means with the journey, you have to continue to push through for greatness.

    Will it be easy? Nope. However, any journey or goal worth experiencing does not come fast and easy.

    Have a Great Day Friends!

    Nicole Cherise ❤️

    Motivational Mondays: You are your own competition.

    Hi friends! Happy Monday to you!

    I know from time to time we plan goals or start a vision board and we are excited for the journey! However, with life’s distractions, sometimes the journey never takes off. I believe the saying, “your biggest enemy is the person staring back at you in the mirror”. 

    When we view ourselves, we are tough critics, we can be in denial, and we also lie to ourselves. These behaviors are what crashes the dreams and put a holt to achieving goals. Therefore, we have to choose to compete with ourselves. 

    We have to set daily affirmations. We can place them in our journals, tape quotes in our personal corner,we can purchase wall decor that inspires us to thrive as well. 

    That small voice or that continued recording that’s says “you can’t win” needs to become smaller and ultimately absent. When we are doing this, we are competing with our biggest opponent. 

    Doing these tasks will Not be easy. However, nothing in life is. Keep your eye on the prize and you will prove to Yourself that you got what it takes!

    Have a good day, thanks for reading!

    Nicole Cherise ❤️