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I don’t consider myself an overly visual person. I have always been more attracted to words than pictures. That being said, my wall has sported an “inspiration” word board since as long as I can remember.
In childhood, I covered the wall in words I cut from magazines, chaotically pasted to a white sheet of construction paper. Don’t ask me what those words may have been…I shudder to think! Barbie? JTT? Some other overly emotional terms to portray my hormonal adolescence?
In college, my apartment wall had a collage of colorful paper, where I encouraged friends to write (oftentimes inappropriate) messages. I’m certain that parties led to some zingers. Ahh, those were the days.
In graduate school, I clipped inspirational strips from newspapers and tacked them to my lab bench. Anything to get me through the day.
When I first moved in with my husband, I transformed the bathroom wall. A corkboard of quotes, cards from present and deceased family members, and magazine clippings greeted me every morning for almost 10 years. That corkboard moved with me to my new home, although I have upgraded a few items.
I want to instill that same practice in my LOs. I recently covered an old corkboard in chalk paint and Command-ed it to the “toy room” wall. I encouraged my oldest to tell me something that made him happy. The color red was his first choice. I chuckled and then let him write it as I spelled. He’s red’s biggest fan.
I hope this becomes regular.
The power of words.
What do you look to for daily motivation? I’d love to hear your strategies. Drop me a line below!