Motivation Monday: Making the Small Wins Count

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Happy Monday! Though it might not be everyone’s favorite day of the week, Monday has an important spot in our lives. It’s a fresh start, and a chance for all of us to make the most of the new week. What could we accomplish?

Maybe, make a new fundraising project?

Or use our favorite tunes to fuel an extra-long training walk for the 3-Day?

Share a memory with your 3-Day family?

Or join them online to start working your way to great prizes?

Maybe you do all that in one day!

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Sometimes though, despite our best intentions, the days get away from us and sometimes things go wrong. We might miss a deadline or burn breakfast or run late to an appointment. On tough days, especially on tough Mondays, it’s also important to celebrate life’s little wins.

Happy moments can come upon you when you least expect it, and they are definitely worth celebrating.

So, celebrate the next time you…

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Run into an old friend

Wake up on the right side of the bed after a great night’s sleep

Get a compliment from a stranger

Make everyone at the meeting laugh with your new joke

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Decide to treat yourself to some comfort food

Get that last open parking spot

See a butterfly, bunny, dog, cat, or any of your favorite animals

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Climb to the top of the corporate ladder

Have a sweet snack in the middle of the afternoon

Find a perfectly ripe banana, avocado or peach

Catch up on your favorite TV show

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Rock a bold new outfit

Finish a good book

Plan a fun family vacation

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Or even show off your killer moves at a dance party!

Remember, the little wins count just as much as the big ones.

So, go out there and take Monday by storm! What are your goals for the week?

 

Monday Motivation: Inspiring Quotes from our 3-Day Playlist

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There’s nothing like a good song to perk up your Monday morning. It gets you moving and grooving and puts a smile on your face, even if you’re just heading into the office. Good music also keeps us motivated and gets our feet moving at the start of each day of our 3-Day walks.

To keep you motivated this Monday, we are sharing some of our favorite uplifting lyrics from our 3-Day playlists. These are perfect to have you singing along on your morning commute or your evening training walk. You can see all these songs, and more, on our Spotify playlists.

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The sun began to rise when you came my way
You fell out of the sky and you made my day

Sheppard “Smile”

This is the part when I say I don’t want ya
I’m stronger than I’ve been before
This is the part when I break free

Ariana Grande “Break Free”

You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake your ground

Katy Perry “Roar”

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Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

Sara Bareilles “Brave”

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up, to more than I can be

Westlife “You Raise Me Up”

When I took my first step
And I’m clinging to the promise                                                                                                 You’re not through with me yet
so if all of these trials bring me closer to you
Then I will go through the fire

Ginny Owens “If You Want Me To”

Everyday people do
Everyday things but I
Can’t be one of them
I know you hear me now
We are a different kind
We can do anything

Alesso “Heroes”

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Good morning to the future, good night to the past
It’s gonna be a good day
Looking for the good life

Mary Mary “Are You Ready?”

Tonight become alive
Stand up ’cause you got the pride
Dancing and the sweat don’t dry

Selena Gomez “Like a Champion”

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am the champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar!

Katy Perry “Roar”

What are your favorite pump-up songs? Tell us in the comments! And don’t forget to check out our Spotify for more motivational songs!

Motivation Monday: Celebrating Women’s History Month

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March is Women’s History Month, and we have a lot to celebrate! Did you know that without women we wouldn’t have fire escapes (Anna Connelly in 1887) or computer programming (Grace Hopper in 1944)? Not to mention that Marie Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics and Chemistry for her groundbreaking work, and less than fifty years later Sri Lankan stateswoman Sirimavo R.D. Bandaranaike made history, becoming the world’s first woman prime minister. Women can, and continue to rise.

In the spirit of these awesome women, and awesome women everywhere, especially those who walk, crew, and volunteer at the 3-Day, we are proud to celebrate this month.

We have some serious motivation for you this March Monday in the form of quotes about strength, love, happiness, and making a difference from some very strong women.

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“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai

 “Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks

 “You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” – Diane von Furstenberg

“My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions.” – Eartha Kitt

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

 “I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.’” – Dilma Rousseff

 “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

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“A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” – Gina Carey

“When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my vision—then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde

“The challenge is not to be perfect…it’s to be whole.” – Jane Fonda

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou

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“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey

“No longer will we (women) agree to protect the hearth at the price of extinguishing the fire within ourselves.” – Celia Gilbert

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