Happy Tweets Monday!

Good Evening, Happy People!

If you are anything like me, you are not too thrilled to be back to the grind after an AMAZING American Thanksgiving, filled with turkey, potatoes, turkey, apple pie, and – you guessed it – more turkey. And, though you may still have leftovers in the fridge, we can’t let the gluttonous, unproductive versions of ourselves carry over any longer (I admit, I gave it the long weekend, too!). I tend to look at Monday as my starting-over point. My take-off into the next week. The way I feel on Monday – as much as I hate it – dictates how I work and feel the rest of the week.

Lucky for everyone involved, I was feeling VERY inspired this morning. In fact, I finally started my morning workout routine again. I can no longer excuse myself with the weather changing and a warm bed calling my name, as that is how it will be for the next few months. No hibernating here!

Here are your Happy Tweets for the week! I hope they motivate + inspire + propel you forward into positive vibes for (at least) the rest of the week!

Enjoy!

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
“I want to put a ding in the universe.” ~ Steve Jobs
There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Morley

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone. – Thomas Carlyle
Only Dead Fish Go With The Flow
“Who said nights were for sleep?” -Marilyn Monroe
“If you want to live a top shelf life then you need to stand on the books you have read. Never stop learning, never stop growing.”- Jim Rohn
“If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.” – Abraham Maslow
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ” – Winston Churchill
❤ The RoaminTwin

2 Actions to GET INSPIRED!

Good Day, Happy People!

I’ll admit it: I have been a little less-than-inspired recently! I subscribe to blogs, “Like” Facebook pages, and follow people and businesses on Twitter for daily doses of inspiration and motivation. But sometimes, it affects me for 2 minutes and then I go about my day, mundanely. And I hate it.

Sometimes, we all need a little kick in the pants, and for me, I continuously kicked myself for almost a week, and now I feel all charged up like the Energizer Bunny!

What did it for you? How can I do the same? Time to get back on the wagon!

Here are the 2 simple actions I took/am taking to propel myself forward, inspired:

1. I purchased something for myself. A few things, actually. When was the last time you purchased something for yourself without necessity? Purchased a dress you didn’t need for an upcoming work event, or that T.V. and XBOX 1 you needed to continue to interact with your gamer friends and stay up-to-par with the status quo?

Not only did I purchase a few things for myself, but they were on sale (YEEEE!), and they display words to motivate and inspire me:
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 * “STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES” bangle purchased ON SALE from: KateSpade.com
* “Quit Slackin’ + Make It Happen” wallet, and “Start the day with a smile and end it with champagne” phone case purchased ON SALE from: The Icing

If you have a difficult time “selfishly” purchasing items for yourself, then do what I (wish I could) do, and give away one item in your home for each item you purchase. Guilt-away! Now, every time I look down, I have a reminder to be positive, and not just dream, but GO FOR MY DREAMS! Everyone deserves a little sumpin-sumpin to do that for them!

2. Write a MANIFESTO. This week, I am participating in a FREE course with Melissa Cassera (MelissaCassera.com) entitled OBSESSED. Monday’s prompt was to write a Lifestyle Manifesto. According to Melissa’s worksheet: a Manifesto “provides a ‘check-in’ system to ensure that you’re practicing what you preach + presenting an accurate depiction of your lifestyle.” I have read so many times over that writing a Manifesto could be that one thing to spark everything else positively in my life…and for some reason I just never jumped on it. The prompt inspired me, but blocked me at the same time. Good thing Melissa included a fill in the blank form for me to start with! I will past the first draft of my manifesto below. But, just like life, it is a work-in-progress. Let me know what you think!

RoaminTwin’s Lifestyle Manifesto: Draft 1

When I wake up in the morning, the first thought on my mind is: Will going to the gym bring me more joy or pain, today?
And after that: Time for a big stretch and a spot of tea!
My heart glows when I am laughing with my best mates, and my heart breaks when I have no power to better a tough situation for a friend or family member
My community is my inspiration. More than anything else, I care about helping them to realize the joy they bring others
In my world, fantastic, flirty underwear is an absolute necessity
Jumping in puddles and wine nights are always a good idea.
Champagne and celebration are acceptable EVERY day
Pants are overrated, and being anything but authentic is a definite NO.
Fantasizing about that ice cream treat after a zumbathon is totally reasonable.
Striving to roam every corner of the earth is a must.
But, at the end of the day, living an abundantly joy-filled journey is all that matters.
When I die, I want to be remembered as the person who found herself on an adventure in happiness with…herself
And who inspired others to find joy and fulfillment in themselves, too.

Call-To-Action: Now that I have shared my Manifesto, I want YOU to create one to share with the community! This is a forum to share and promote happiness, so no holding back!

❤ The RoaminTwin

Happy Tweets Monday

Good lordy! Has it already been over a week since my last post? When short spurts of time off from my blog happen accidentally, I usually feel a pang of regret…like I have let you all down.

But I want you to know that this time I am HAPPY I took those days off. And that is what this blog is about, right? Happiness and the journey of life in the state of happiness?

To tell you the truth, work has been kicking my butt lately, and by the time I get home from work or one of my brother’s soccer games, I am spent. It’s not that I take the time to relax. I edit some pictures or video, and pass out quite early.

I haven’t even had time for working out…GASP!

After a weekend abundant in friendship and happiness – and a quick trip to the grocery last evening for some healthy foods to start this week off right – I think it is high time for some Happy Tweets for this fine Monday! Don’t you?

Enjoy!

Inspiration4U ‏@lnspiration4U
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
 
Dave Ramsey LIVE ‏@DaveRamseyLIVE
@ChrisHogan360 Being a visionary will require you to also be exclusionary at certain times
 
QuotesNSmiles™ ‏@QuotesNSmiles
Even when you don’t think you do, you know the answer – Charlene Barry
 
Lori Fields ‏@RealBeautyIs
Transitions are a time for an extra dose of self-compassion. Surround yourself with people & things that calm, support &inspire you.
 
Great Minds Quotes ‏@GreatestQuotes
“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison
 
Stage32.com – RB ‏@Stage32online
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. ~ Zig Ziglar
 
QuotesNSmiles™ ‏@QuotesNSmiles
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
 
Liz Dennery Sanders ‏@SheBrandLiz
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. – Helen Keller
 
Happy Monday, Happy People!
❤ The RoaminTwin

Severe Happiness

Are YOU severely happy?  I am.  Maybe not to the extent of the protagonist in my very first (student) short film. The quality may be lacking, but the characters are not.

I wanted to tell the story of a young woman who is happy all the time. So happy, in fact, that everyone around her is suspicious of said happiness and, therefore, outcasts her. Even her parents. This is extreme…I think.

But really. Isn’t that kind of how things work? Someone is SO different that everyone bands together to point out those differences? Aren’t our differences supposed to make us special, not just in the “my-mommy-says-I’m-special” sense?

This was my commentary on an unaccepting world. Unaccepting of happiness. Something MUST be wrong with with our protagonist because she is HAPPY ALL THE TIME. Can’t more people be like her?

I have chosen to change my mindset and outlook on life and become a little more like Jezebel every day. This blog is to be my outlet to track my progress as well as – hopefully – inspire others to create a happiness path of their own.

O! And here is the link for Severe Happiness…FREE on IMDB!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1866240/

❤ The RoaminTwin