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Monday Motivation: Stay Patient & Trust Your Journey

Monday Motivation: Stay Patient & Trust Your Journey

Monday Motivation, 4.20.2020

Written by: Ashely Gershowitz

Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.

Many people including me probably need to read this right now with everything going on.  We can not choose when things happen in our lives but we have to navigate through them the best that we can.  I, like a lot of people right now, are home 90% of the time and am trying to work and take care of a toddler.  It is not always easy but it is the current situation.  

I have learned over the last 4-6 weeks that to keep from going stir crazy being in a house all day or only venturing out for walks or around our yard that I needed to find some new hobbies and ideas not only for me but for my toddler.

Here is what I have come up with or found online and I hope this helps some other moms/ dads or anyone out there that is forced to be home a majority of the time right now.

1.Mom groups that you used to meet with- set up Zoom calls.   This helps you interact with other adults and your children can see/talk to their friends.

2.  Tackle some DIY projects around the house.  (Ex. if it includes painting, let your kids paint a picture so they think they are helping you).

3.  Find a couple good books to read.

4.  Cook/ bake different meals/ desserts you thought you may have not had time for before.  

5.  Write notes to family and friends you cannot see right now.  I am sure they would love to get something in the mail.

6.  Get out and walk/ run or do some in home exercises.   This is not only good for your body but for your mind.

Remember, that this is just a random stop in your journey and it will pass.

Born in California, Ashley moved to Mechanicsville at the age of 6 and graduated from Lee-Davis High School. She went to Old Dominion University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and Human Services but knew Mechanicsville was home.  She moved back and settled down roots with her husband, Joe and son, Weston.  Once moving back to Mechanicsville she started her Real Estate career in 2015.  She loves helping people find that special house that they can see their future in and create a lasting relationship with her clients.   Her favorite way to see the Richmond area is on foot so feel free to wave if you see her on the road running.

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