Mind Ready Monday: Own Your Outlook

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Happy Monday, my  friends. I have a love/hate relationship with this day. I love knowing there’s a full week ahead (to kick butt at life, obviously). But I hate the inevitable post-weekend sluggishness. [Sigh].

Let’s make today all. about. YOU. Here’s a quote from author Danielle LaPorte, which reads, “Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?”

There are times I’ve changed my outfit, my hair, my shoes— even my career aspirations— because I felt pressured to. You, too?

We’re either too thin, or not thin enough. We’ve got too many freckles, or too few beauty marks. We’re criticized for being too career-focused, or not focused enough. It seems we’re always labeled as either too much or too little of something.

Why not rock you? Rock your job, your style, your relationship status. You can paint your face or go makeupless. You can wear a crop top or a baggy sweater. You can aspire to be a CEO, or a stay-at-home mother. Be who you want to be, and own it. Own your ideas, your passions, your outlook on life.

Because you can.