Motivation for when you just can’t

Everybody just loves them some Keda.  Apparently  I am some effervescent ray of sunshine, who’s always happy and perky and chipper and positive. Sometimes however, just like any other super human, I get discouraged and depressed about the vicissitudes of life.

Interacting with people you don’t like on a daily basis, watching your dreams fall through and generally just living, takes a toll on you at times. This is when I go to my picker-upper stash of inspiration, motivation and everything in between to get that extra nudge back on track.

My Inspiration stash Box

Andra Day

There is music and then there is Andra Day and more specifically, ‘Rise Up‘. Have you ever listened to this song? This gives me life! When I’ve had a really shitty day or failed after trying something  I put this song on blast and after the third or so time I feel like I can conquer the world once again.

You're broken down and tired Of living life on a merry-go-round...the silence isn't quiet . And it feels like it's getting hardOther songs on my playlist:

Exhale- Tarrus Riley Ft. Duane Stephenson

You Can’t Always Get What You Want- Rolling Stones

Try- Pink

Imagine- John Lennon

Essentials

Sun Screen– Baz Luhrmann provides raw, sage advice about navigating life and I love it. This presentation is so real and down to earth. I can definitely relate and it really picks me up when I feel like I can’t get back up.

Disderata- Have you heard this? If you have not, stop what you are doing and go take a listen, then come back and let me know if this did not get you high as a kite!

Phenomenal WomanMaya Angelou makes me feel all kinds of how with this epic rendition.

Still I Rise- Another favorite of mine from Maya Angelou, it lifts my spirit every time.

Serenity- There is something about the serenity prayer that gives me the energy I need to take life by the balls.

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This list is by no means exhaustive, obviously, but lately I have been needing some inspiration and motivation and I wanted to share this with you. This is not the tone of my regular posts but we all have those days don’t we.

Tell me  your go to source of inspiration and motivation when you just can’t, in the comments below.

 

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58 thoughts on “Motivation for when you just can’t

  1. journie2woman says:

    We all are human ans it’s nothing wrong with that. I live by Serenity which gives me a peace of mind. I also like to just get a massage… that always get me in the best mood or iced coffee. Thank you for reminding us that it’s ok to actually be human 💞

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  2. Charlene says:

    You are speaking to my soulllll right now. Literally right before I read this, I posted a Maya quote to one of my Pinterest boards. Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise are by far two of my favorites, too ❤️ I also saw Andra Day perform Rise Up live.

    Life. Changing.

    Thanks for posting 🙂

    Xo Charlene
    https://thingsimthinking.blog

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    • kedawithani says:

      You saw her live… jell…usss… I just love Andrade Day!!! That song gives me goosebumps everytime! May is really inspirational and her voice…gasp… thanks for stopping by and commenting❤

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  3. Tom Burton says:

    Love the Serenity Prayer 🙂 It really inspires me when times get tough and overwhelming. Also listening to great tunes and losing myself in a good book really help get me moving again. Thanks for sharing. Great post! ❤

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  4. ellenbest24 says:

    Remembering how far I have come, rather than how far I still have to go. The husband inspires and motivates as he believes in me and though lots of people in my life are good and kind honest friends… my daughter is my goto for motivation and to talk things through. She encourages me to be the best me I can.

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  5. CHRISTY ISTRATE says:

    Love the serenity prayer. Praying and reading the bible work best! Joyce Meyer Youtube clips are great too. Denzel Washington, Will Smith and some other actors have AMAZING success clips on Youtube as well. Workouts, be it muscular or cardio, with LOUD / FAST paced music really gets the positive juices flowing. And… Bob Marley… “Don’t worry be happy!” is nice too! 😉

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  8. SheQuotes says:

    Whenever I am not feeling as high as a kite, I don’t look for motivation, I go through my video clips collection for happy songs with colourful videos: postcards by James Blunt and Get lucky by Skylar Grey does it for me.

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