Namaste to Family Day. We were able to skip out on the Monday Blues this week thanks to the Family Day and Presidential Day holidays. The only downside to having a long weekend is the four-day week that follows, a four-day week that has 5-days’ worth of work! So, grab your mala beads and meditate with these 10 inspiration quotes in mind.
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”
The morning comes quick after a long weekend and the snooze button always seems like a good idea just to get 5 more Z’s in. But as the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm. So, wake up, meditate and start the day with determination if you want to finish it with satisfaction.
“You cannot always control what goes on outside but you can always control what goes on inside.
Start this week off by letting go of what you cannot control.
“Strive for progress, not perfection.”
After a long weekend, we can all relate to being confused for the rest of the week. Is it Monday? Wednesday? Oh, it’s Thursday! But if there’s one thing to not be confused about, it’s progress. Every step you take, even if it’s not perfect, is progress. Strive for that.
“The very heart of yoga practice is abhyasa – steady effort in the direction you want to go.”
This inspiration yoga quote really needs no definition. Lead your yoga practice and life with a full heart and it will always send you in the right direction.
“The tallest oak in the forest was once just a little nut that held its ground.”
Oh, we love this inspiration quote, so much so that we may even argue that it’s one of the best to remember as you kick off this week. Stand up for what you believe; stand up for yourself; stand up for others and one day, it will all come back in full circle.
“Inhale love. Exhale hate. Inhale confidence. Exhale doubt. Inhale beauty. Exhale ugly.”
With every deep breath you take this week, remember to breathe in the good stuff and exhale the nonsense.
“Yoga is not about touching your toes, it is what you learn on the way down.”
As you wake up to do your yoga this week, remember that it’s all about the journey – the movements, the poses, the minutes, the hours, the week. It’s always about what you learn along the way.
“Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.”
Success, mindfulness, happiness – everything – is a choice. This week, remember to push yourself because no one else can do it for you, nor can they make that choice for you.
“Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.”
Make sure that every choice you make leads you in the direction of your goals for tomorrow, and the next day, and the next week and next year.
“All problems are illusions of the mind.”
Don’t get wrapped up any problems that may arise this week, because they’re nothing more than illusions of the mind. Every “problem” has a solution.
Choose your intention. Grab your mala beads, and meditate with these inspiration quotes to ensure a bright start to your week.