Below are motivational words from S.C. Lourie inspiring a collection of ten inspirational quotes about slow living, self-care, and life!

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This collection of quotes is inspired by these motivational words from writer, poet, artist and story lover — S.C. Lourie of Butterflies and Pebbles.

Today’s Motivational Words

“Go into this week with the attitude that your peace, your health of mind, and your heart means more than getting everything else done. That your smile matters. That feeling rested matters. That holding the hands of your loved ones matter.

So pause lots, function at a pace that doesn’t pull you apart. Honour the things that make you feel good inside, the things that make you feel alive. Give time to those things this week.

Make time the gift it is, by giving it to what really matters to you.”

— S.C. Lourie

Go into this week with the attitude that your peace, your health of mind, and your heart means more than getting everything else done. That your smile matters. That feeling rested matters. That holding the hands of your loved ones matter. So pause lots, function at a pace that doesn't pull you apart. Honour the things that make you feel good inside, the things that make you feel alive. Give time to those things this week. Make time the gift it is, by giving it to what really matters to you.

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10 Quotes Filled With Motivational Words For You

As you move forward this week, making time the gift it is by giving it to what really matters, remember these three things:

  • Saying no means saying YES to the things that make you feel alive.
  • Amazing things happen when you slow down and get honest with yourself.
  • Not all situations deserve your time, energy and focus.

Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it, but we all make small daily choices that affect our lives. Choose wisely, my friend.

1. Saying no means saying YES to the things that make you feel alive

“Sometimes we need to say, ‘No, I can’t do that right now,’ with no further explanation.” — Holly Homer

“You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no.”

“If you don’t know how to say no, your body will say it for you through physical illness.” — Dr. Gabor Mate

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2. An amazing thing happens when you slow down and get honest with yourself

“The great benefit of slowing down is the reclaiming of time and tranquility to make meaningful connections — with people, with culture, with work, with nature, with our own bodies and minds.” — Carl Honore

“The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.” — Rumi

“An amazing thing happens when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy. You stop wishing for the weekend. You stop merely looking forward to special events. You begin to live in each moment and you start to feel like a human being. You just ride the way that is life, with this feeling of contentment and joy. You move fluidly, steadily, calm and grateful. A veil is lifted, and a whole new perspective is born.”

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3. Not all situations deserve your time, energy, and focus

“In six months from now you can be in an entirely different space, mentally, spiritually, and financially. Keep working and believing in yourself.”

“As you are shifting, you will begin to realize that you are not the same person you used to be. The things you used to tolerate have become intolerable. You are beginning to understand the value of your voice and there are some situations that no longer deserve your time, energy and focus.”

“Life is a one time offer, use it well.”

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At the end of the day…

Of course, it is easy to share these motivational words, but the truth is, life is hard. Give yourself credit for small wins and remember, my friend…

“At the end of the day, what really matters is that your loved ones are well, you’ve done your best, and you’re thankful for all that you have.”

xoxo

At the end of the day, what really matters is that your loved ones are well, you’ve done your best, and you’re thankful for all that you have.

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A collection of motivational words and quotes about taking time the gift it is by giving it to what really matters to you

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