When I’m feeling lazy and in need of a motivational kick, reminding myself of the following quote really gets me back into the groove of ‘doing’ things versus dreaming about them.
This is a quote that I absolutely LOVE and live by. It’s something that I remind myself of over and over again. ‘You get back what you put in.’ It’s so simple but it applies to absolutely everything.
For me it means that…
–When my relationships are not going as I’d hope, I take a step back. Get some ‘me’ time in, reground my thoughts and emotions and then massively give to that relationship. Overload that connection with pure love. It means putting aside my bruised ego, dropping any harboured feelings and making the other person happy. Just focusing entirely on their happiness. (By cracking lame jokes, having soul-deep discussions, sharing cringe-worthy, embarrassing moments and giving genuine heartfelt compliments) Because when you truly love someone, their happiness is yours too. ♡
–When it comes to health and getting the body of my dreams, I’m constantly reminding myself that this is a lifestyle change not a diet. It’s something I work at everyday. Whether it’s exercising vigorously first thing in the morning or drinking matcha green tea at bedtime to balance out a not so healthy day of eating. Putting in the effort to cook fresh, whole meals regularly and take care of body makes me sooooo happy – I wouldn’t change it for the world!
– When I’m working on growing ‘Inspired & Fabulous’, I take a proactive approach to build a heart centred business. ‘You get back what you put in’ means that every single day I do something that takes this project further. Whether it’s brain storming new ideas, uploading daily content on facebook, attending business courses, writing posts, getting back to emails and comments… I do a little something everyday to take it one step further.
This mentality of ‘you get back what you out in’ really drives me to put more love and energy into everything. From the people that I love to the projects that light me up and the hobbies that sing to my soul, it all comes down to putting my heart and soul into them.
Becoming vulnerable before people and putting your sweat and tears into a project (that may not succeed) is scary! It’s frightening to know that people can abuse and will misuse your innocence. It keeps me awake at night in fear whether ‘Inspired & Fabulous’ will be here, this time next year.
But let me assure you Sweetheart, it is ABSOLUTELY worth it.
The sweat, love and tears make it the best journey ever. You won’t regret it.
You really do get back what you put in.