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Monday Motivational Quotes

Monday motivation. Pic by Tomas

If you have trouble getting out of bed at the start of the week then a bit of Monday motivation is just what you need to put a spring in your step and a smile in your heart. Ok, maybe not quite a smile in your heart, but at least it should get you to the coffee machine in time.

The thing about motivation is that sometimes, just sometimes, it doesn't only help you get on with the job at hand it can give you the push you need to take a bigger chance altogether and make real changes. Perhaps the reason you're looking for a dose of motivation on Monday is because there are new and better opportunities waiting for you just around the corner - all you have to do is reach out an grab 'em.

Instant Inspiration in Five Incredibly Short Sayings

Instant inspiration in five incredibly short sayings

It's funny how a couple of words from the right person at the right time can make all the difference. Finding inspiration is not necessarily a long and arduous journey - sometimes it is right around the corner. A coach saying, "believe in yourself", a partner saying "Babe, you got this" can be all it takes to inspire you to greater heights.

English is a wonderful language because it can convey so much meaning with incredible utility, which is why we've put together this list of sayings that say what they need to in no more than a handful of words.

5 Motivational Quotes That Will Fire You Up

Spark of motivation

Are you starting a new job? How about a new business? Maybe you're struggling to find your feet in college, or simply juggling multiple challenges that feel like they're weighing you down. Life is full of challenges and that's why it's so important to keep motivated.

Sometimes, for whatever reason, it's a good idea to take a breath and read a few words of wisdom about how to start taking names and kicking ass.

6 Funny Quotes That'll Teach You About Life

Funny quotes with important life lessons. Pic by Luca Penati

Life lessons don't always have to serious and sober looks at what will or won't make us happy. Sometimes the best lessons we can learn come with a built-in chuckle.

Humor can teach us just as much about how to live our lives in the best way possible just as easily as any life coach. There's no point in feeling guilty at having a chuckle while you're learning. After all, life is here to be enjoyed and laughter, quite literally, is often the best medicine.

3 Cool Desktop Backgrounds of Famous Poems

Famous poetry. Pic by Riccardo Cuppini

If you're like me then you love the power that great poetry has to evoke emotions and sentiments.

Whether it is the sinister but strangely compelling words of Robert Frost, "the woods are lovely dark and deep", or the pragmatic wisdom of Max Ehrmann's Desiderata telling us to "go placidly amid the noise and haste", beautiful poems are the perfect way to personalize your desktop work-space.

For my money, there's no better way than starting each day reading an excerpt from your famous poem. You can't but help feel uplifted and motivated to do your best.

5 Cute Quotes That Say 'I Love You'

Cute love quotes.

Every now and then we all feel like telling a boyfriend, girlfriend, wife or hubby how we feel about them. Whether you are an incurable romantic or someone who plays their cards close to their chests, these 5 quotes will tell that special someone how just much you love them.

And, if you're still in that awkward early phase of dating someone you really like but don't want to jinx anything by coming out and saying it you can always forward them a cute quote that will give 'em a strong hint about how you feel.

10 Girly Quotes for Fierce Women

Girly quotes for fierce women. Pic by Laure

Being a fierce woman rocks. Whether we're dominating in the boardroom, running our own business, or being a kickass mom, it doesn't mean that we have to say goodbye to our girly side.

Lets face it, not even Hillary Clinton can pretend that she doesn't care about what pantsuit she'll be wearing for her next press conference. Like Marilyn Monroe said: "Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world."