Happy Wednesday! I hate the phrase “humpday” because I just feel like it sounds gross… LOL but this week it’s a fitting phrase for me because I have just been STRUGGLING. I got food poisoning over the weekend, so Monday was still a little rough on that front and I just haven’t really been able to catch up and feel rested since. This is my 2nd week of a new job so my brain is just flooded with waaaaay too much new information all day long, which I am thankful for, but also makes getting & STAYING motivated a little tougher than normal.

So, today, I thought I would share a few things I do to keep myself motivated when it just doesn’t come as naturally as other times.



Instead of checking my phone first thing when I wake up in the morning, I take a few minutes to kind of mediate in my bed, just focusing on my breathing, and being really intentional with my thoughts. Then, I like to write down a few things that I’m thankful for. They can be anything from my pillow to my essential oil diffuser to the fact that I have a car to drive myself to work. This takes a few minutes but really sets the tone for my day. Also it reminds me how many amazing things I have going for me, which results in working harder so much easier.

This one might make a few you groan a little bit, but working out daily really, really, realllllly gives me so much motivation. I don’t know what it is! The hardest part is GETTING there. Ya know? Just get yourself there, then the actual workout will come easily. Treating your body with love & respect will make you feel fabulous from the inside out, not to mention very accomplished as well, which in turn results in you accomplishing other tasks through out the day. Try it out, you won’t regret it :).

The third thing I’ve been doing to keep the motivation train chugging along is doing my best to keep off of social media. This hasn’t been that hard because with my new job I have 0 time to look at my phone, then by the time I get home and work on my blog post for the next day, spend time with Chris & eat dinner, its bed time! But I think this tip mostly applies to the morning time. I don’t know why it’s always the first thing we want to reach for? This tip ties in with my first one, by meditating instead. But I’ve found that not spending so much time on social media has really helped me just kind of stay in my own lane ( especially with my blog ) and has helped me not compare myself to other people, which always ends up lessening my creativity.

But my all time favorite thing to do while completing any task that requires motivation of any amount ( cleaning the house, getting ready in the morning, whatever it may be ) is listening to some music!

I am fully aware the music is a very selective thing and not everyone has the same taste in music as I do, but this is my “Motivation Station” on Spotify & I thought why not share it with ya’ll!

These are all my HAPPY SONGS and I hope you enjoy at least one of these songs as much I do :).

  1. It Aint Me – Selena Gomez & Kygo.
  2. Peaches – In The Valley Below.
  3. Say It – Tove Lo & Flume ( Illenium Remix ).
  4. Bad, Bad, Bad – LANY.
  5. Manhattan – Kings Of Leon.
  6. Make Me – Brittany Spears Ft. G – Eazy.
  7. Still Falling For You – Ellie Goulding.
  8. Greek Tragedy – The Wombats.
  9. Tik Tok – Kesha.
  10. Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt.

I could have definitely made that list like at least 100 songs long, but I thought I’d spare ya’ll the pain LOL. Making this list has made me realize I have a super random taste in music….

Happy listening & happy motivation! I love each and every one of you for reading :).

Cheers, Madison.

4 Comments on My Motivational Playlist

  1. Sue
    April 19, 2017 at 2:04 pm (8 months ago)

    I like Ellie Goulding too!

    • madisonshardy@gmail.com
      April 19, 2017 at 2:36 pm (8 months ago)

      Her songs are just so fun, right?!

      Thanks so much for reading 🙂

      Cheers, Madison

  2. Rachel
    April 20, 2017 at 2:39 am (8 months ago)

    I’ve been needing some fresh music!

    And great to meet you in the TSC group! 🙂


    • madisonshardy@gmail.com
      April 20, 2017 at 12:54 pm (8 months ago)

      Thank you so much! Even though a few of those are some good ol throwbacks 😉 haha

      Yay! You too! The FB group is so fun!!

      Cheers:) madison


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