Positive Thinking

Good morning and happy Friday! Some days, well most days really, I need to use positive thinking to evoke happiness. I’m a big fan of Pinterest and often look at my Inspiration board to help get me through a tough time or just a lull in the day. Here are some of my recent favorite quotes:








My favorite quote is the last one by C.S. Lewis. We have the power to control how we view ourselves and the world. Our minds are a crazy, powerful tool that can create beauty in our lives just as quickly as it can tear us apart. Understanding our mental strength is key.

It’s a crazy ride being a 20-something! For a little fun and humor, check out the Thought Catalog’s 15 Guaranteed Things That Will Happen To You In Your 20s and 86 Things I learned in College.


I’m in a bit of a food coma this morning after a huge Easter/Passover dinner celebration last night.

The one picture I managed to capture of our feast last night!

The one picture I managed to capture of our feast last night!

I let myself sleep in instead of workout this morning and I feel so lethargic.

I even made myself a cheese & black bean breakfast quesedilla

I made myself a cheese & black bean breakfast quesedilla

It’s funny how the less movement I get, the more tired I feel. Doesn’t it seem like it should be the other way around? Whatever works though- I certainly like to stay active! I’m looking forward to a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend at home with my family this weekend! Maybe my mom and I will take another Zumba class. 😀

Have a great weekend and a happy, chocolate-filled Easter and Passover!

Question of the weekend: How do you stay positive? Do you use Pinterest for motivation?

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31 thoughts on “Positive Thinking

  1. I’ve definitely noticed the same thing–on my rest days, I feel so tired, and the thought of moving seems so overwhelming. Maybe it’s because I’m fully embracing the rest? 😉

  2. Thanks for sharing some inspiration! I stay motivated/inspired by reading blogs (yay!) and through finding great music. My mom always ingrained the power of metaphysics growing up so I definitely believe in mind power and the power of positive thinking. Happy Easter to you too!

  3. Thank you for this inspiring post! I always need some extra positive feelings :).

  4. I absolutely love this! I definitely use pinterest for motivation and these are all so encouraging!!

  5. jumpeatrun says:

    Those quotes are all so good! I totally know what you mean about being more tired when you aren’t working out. My eating habits also tend to go downhill the less active I am too- you would totally think it would be the other way around. happy easter!

  6. Joy says:

    Great quotes – I love pinterest!

  7. I get the same way. The less I move the more tired I am. Yesterday was case in point. I sat ALL DAY and currently feel exhausted. What can ya do. Try again tomorrow 🙂

  8. Amanda says:

    I also have a quote board on Pinterest, and I love looking at it when I’m in a crappy mood. It always makes me feel better. And it’s definitely important to have a positive outlook. Positivity breeds more positivity!

  9. I think that happens to everyday, rest days I am super duper tired. Love this positivity for a Friday!

  10. Kaitlin says:

    I totally use Pinterest to keep me pumped up 🙂 it can be tough to stay perpetually positive, but those quotes help maintain perspective!

  11. Love these quotes!! And your quesadilla looks awesome!

  12. I read this book called psyho cybernetics all about how to take control of your life through your mind. It’s amazing- more than just positive thinking … It’s a way of life.

  13. Brittany says:

    I loveee this post, and that C.S. Lewis quote is perfect!! I have been focusing so hard lately on positive thoughts and it has improved my days SO much!!

  14. Francene Katzen says:

    Oh, I am LOVING this blog today-you know I am all about the positive thinking!!! I am thrilled that you are learning this at an early age-actually about the same age as I did-you know how happy that makes a Mom!!! Will have to post on my FB wall for all to see!

  15. My in laws always do a passover dinner, but there’s is tonight. I’m glad your keeping your spirits high, I think that’s key. Have a great weekend=)

  16. I love Pinterest…and I love a good someecard lol. I find the funny quotes give a lot of inspiration…have a wonderful holiday!..and by the way, I totally told my son today – the less you move the more tired you are.

  17. I use Twitter when I need a good some uplifting or an attitude change… There are a few people I follow who post something positive adn encouraging every single tweet! I love it!

  18. Anne @ CandyCrazedrun.wordpress.com says:

    I am by far way more lethargic on my “off days.” Workouts are definitely the best caffeine!

  19. Courtney says:

    Pinterest motivation is the best! Thanks for sharing these great ones 🙂

  20. I love pinterest motivational quotes!

  21. Angela @ Health's Angel says:

    I love Thought Catalog. Completely addicted. It’s one of my must-read daily sites! 🙂

  22. bezzymates says:

    Love this! Thanks for sharing.

  23. I usually feel more tired and lethargic on days that I don’t work out as well…and it feels like I’ve had gray cloud following me around today so I really appreciate your encouraging post!

  24. The days I don’t workout I eat reeally light foods like salads, soups and protein filled smoothies because I want my body to focus on repair and relaxation and of course digesting whatever it could not or else yes I feel lethargic! I love sharing positive quotes, I used to do Motivational Monday every monday but decided it was forcing me to blog which is never a good thing! I love the Note to Self: picture, that one is SO true! Living a RELAXED life is so much better then a stressful one! Have a great weekend 🙂 Love + Shine CourtStar

  25. Love this post.
    Thanks for the spring inspiration!!!

  26. Happy Easter, I took Zumba this weekend….

  27. jessielovestorun says:

    Thanks for sharing all the those inspiration quotes! I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend xoo

  28. Thanks for sharing a link to your Pinterest board – I can always use the inspiration!

    And I totally get what you mean, I definitely have more energy when I workout, crazy as it is.

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