Monday Mantras

Honestly, this Monday snuck up on me, and I’m thankful the rain in the forecast so I can ease into the week- who’s with me?! I’m happy to know I got some other people hooked to Quantico last week and that I’m not alone in my obsession. I have finished with season two (yes, I have a problem).

Okay even though I wish it were still the weekend I’m excited to bring you guys so motivation this morning! Grab your cup of coffee & let's get going.

Just Another Manic Monday

Ever wake up on Monday thinking is it time to get up already? And then the rest of the day just seems to be one thing after another. Then ever find yourself thinking am I the only one riding the Monday struggle bus this hard?! Well, the answer is no, because I am almost always there with you and before I was even born (and maybe you too) The Bangles put words to that Monday struggle. If you need a reminder you’re not alone- take a listen. And if anything you get to listen to a catchy song (I apologize in advance if it gets stuck in your head)!


Okay, I have a confession I am the biggest Tonight Show fan. I religiously watch the show and get sucked into the youtube channel for hours.  My friend and I found this video and lost it like were in tears. I think this might be in my top 5 favorite Jimmy videos ever and if you know me, that's pretty huge because I kinda love him (in the least creepy way). So here is Jimmy Fallon and Jamie Fox playing the musical genre challenge to bring some (or a lot) of laughter to your Monday.

Try Something New

This is a new thing I’m trying, and that’s to try something new every week. Lately, I have felt stuck & stagnant in my life. I think we can get comfortable with our routine and then after a while that comfort turns to boredom, but I don’t think it has to be that way. One of the reasons I love to travel is because it switches things up! But I can’t be hopping on a plane every week, so I’m going to create a little bit of adventure right in Davidson. This week I ordered an aloe leaf off amazon (because you can do that!!!) and I’m going to put it in my smoothies + on my face via suggestions from Lee from America. I challenge you to switch things up- what new thing are you going to try? I've shared the video from Lee from America below if you want to join me in my new thing!

Self Love

My mom was the biggest advocate of this. I would call her after a hard day, and she would say “Get your favorite meals for dinner, do a face mask, take a bath, journal, watch a movie, or whatever you need to do to love yourself.” Sometimes self-care and self-love can be perceived at selfishness, but I’m here to tell you it’s not ( and a lot of other smarter people can back me up on this one). You have a lot more to give when you feel well taken care of! So this Monday Mantra is as simple as loving on yourself today or one day this week. You deserve it!


I love dogs, and if you don’t, I’m not sure we can be friends unless you have an excellent reason. I’m lucky enough to be my Sister’s Shih Zu’s stand-in mom while she is away in Thailand and if you follow me on social media you know I’m obsessed. I’ve made a Pinterest board of the best puppy pictures I could find so that when you’re feeling down or need a reminder that the world is a good place (because puppies exist!!!), you can look through it. I’m pretty sure I saved the best one for last!

That's all I've got! I'm going to need about three more cups of coffee, but then let's kill this week y'all!I would love to see if you took one of these mantras to heart this week, so share it with me on social media using the hashtag #daysofsummerMM! 

XO Sum