‘The ordinary things? The ordinary moments? – They aren’t ordinary.’
I hope your Monday is as sunny as mine. Beautiful autumn day. Here are some random thoughts, this time about ambition, volunteering and morning routines.
Some inspiring words about ambition I read the other day: ”In this life never settle for average. Be elite. There will be highs and lows but this is what you signed up for by aligning yourself with your ambition. Within the journey are your lessons, your personal development, your suffering, your joy, and your brilliant success. Your ambition will teach you that your struggles, your hustle, and your battles are blessings. Ultimate success in life comes not from something external, but from something deeply internal. It comes from a sense of esteem you hold about yourself, which is not something you can ever get from someone else. You must use what drives your ambition to continue to grow and push yourself, to do more and give more than is comfortable or you even thought possible. The wealthiest person on earth is the person who appreciates, who makes a difference in the lives of others, who is grateful, and who is driven to have an impact.” www.entrepreneur.com
The International Volunteer day 2017 is celebrated worldwide on December the 5th. UN has started a campaign ‘Volunteers act first. Here. Everywhere.’ which is a recognition of the positive solidarity of volunteers around the world. If you thought about volunteering, but you do not want to move or have the possibility to live abroad, you can change the world through online volunteering. There are many ways to volunteer online such as translation work, writing & editing, research, art & design, technology development, teaching & training, project development and management just to mention a few areas. www.unv.org
The importance of having a morning routine. Having a morning routine helps you prepare for the day ahead. It helps you have the right mindset and focus. You are prepared and in control; you are pro-active, productive, energized and content. Wake up an hour earlier than usual and dedicate time for the things that make you feel positive, and ready to take on the world. It can be anything from 15 minutes of meditation, 20 minutes of yoga & stretching, going for a a run, reading, writing, to visualizing how you want the day to go.
Have a productive week, whatever you decide to do ❤