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January 25, 2016

Monday Momentum: January 25

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Every Monday we mourn the death of the weekend. Luckily, Monday Momentum’s got everything to get you through this week–from your morning jams to something to look forward once Friday (finally) comes around.

Here’s your weekly dose of motivation. Mondays are tough, BE TOUGHER.

This week’s Monday Momentum is in support of Bell Lets Talk Day, an annual initiative to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness.  According to the Canadian Institute of Health Research, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life.

MONDAY MANTRA
Words to live by for the next seven days

“Watch carefully, the magic that occurs, when you give a person just enough comfort to be themselves” -Atticus

 

QUICK PIC
A weekly pic to inspire the rest of the week (or at least the morning)

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ANTHEM
A mood-lifting song to get you in the right Monday mindset

 

READING MATERIAL
An article from around the web to enrich your life

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Our heartbeats slow down when we watch story lines that address mental illness, signaling that we’re paying particularly close attention, according to ongoing Indiana University research. While in the past, this lock on our attention would primarily reinforce stigma by dehumanizing struggling characters — which can discourage people from getting help — empathetic stories were all over television this year.

2015: The Year Mental Illness Finally Got Some Respect on TV via Vulture

FACT OF THE WEEK
A conversation starter to help you make new friends or impress the ones you already have

When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb.

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TREAT YO’ SELF
A luxurious item to lust over (or buy if you’re feelin’ $pendy)

Himalayan salt lamps have been proven to increase energy levels, aid in sleep and improve mood and concentration.

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Himalayan Salt Lamp: $39 at Urban Outfitters

 

MOTIVATION
What to look forward to this week

January is officially OVER this weekend, which means winter is slowly but surely coming to an end. WE CAN PRACTICALLY TASTE THE MARGARITAS.

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EXTRA MOTIVATION

You can take part in Bell Let’s Talk Day this year on January 27th. Send a text message or make a mobile or long distance call using Bell Media products, Tweet with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk or share a Facebook image. Each time you do this, Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives.

Posted by Hilary Allan in Lifestyle
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