Welcome to our Monday Motivation series, where we kickstart your week with a dose of inspiration and positivity. Mondays can sometimes feel like a daunting hurdle to overcome, but with the right mindset and a dash of motivation, they can become the launchpad for a successful and fulfilling week ahead. Join us as we explore uplifting stories, powerful quotes, and actionable tips to energize your mind, body, and spirit for the days ahead. 

At the beginning of each week, set intentions for what you hope to accomplish. Whether it’s professional goals, personal development milestones, or self-care priorities, having a clear vision of what you want to achieve can help you stay focused and motivated throughout the week. 

Turning behaviors into habits can be a game-changer, so here’s a laid-back set of steps to help you stay motivated and make it happen: 

  1. Celebrate Small Wins: Acknowledge and celebrate those small victories. Finished a week of your new habit? Treat yourself to something small. Positive reinforcement is your buddy. 
  1. Track Your Progress: Keep tabs on your journey. Whether it’s a journal, an app, or a good old checklist, tracking your progress boosts motivation and shows how far you’ve come. 
  1. Be Patient: Habits take time to stick. Be patient with yourself. If you miss a day or two, no biggie. Get back on the horse and keep going. 

This week, we are hearing from Angela Silva Mendes with her tips for staying motivated: 

As you embark on a new week, remember that you have the power to make it extraordinary. With the right mindset, intentions, and self-care practices, you can turn Mondays into a source of inspiration and motivation that propels you towards your goals. Stay tuned for more Monday Motivation posts to keep you energized and empowered throughout the week ahead. 

We want to hear from you! Pick a Monday in May and share a post about what motivates you. Be sure to tag @mentalhealthct and use the hashtag #LetsFaceIt and #MotivationMonday so we can share your post and spread some Monday motivation far and wide!   

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Join us each day in May to hear from community partners, staff, and MHC participants on how they #FaceIt. View past posts here.  

Looking for resources or support in CT but don’t know where to start? Visit MHC’s Resource Directory at https://www.mhconn.org/education/resources/