Anyone else love arts and crafts time as much as I do?? I’m going to assume that there is a unanimous rise of hands, I mean why wouldn’t you love arts and crafts?!
Something I love to do when I am feeling out of sorts is to get out all of my arts stuff and make some art. Whether it be painting furniture, making collages, making new cool clothing out of old t-shirts etc… etc… Well a few weeks ago I was feeling particularly out of sorts and decided to do some fall cleaning and organizing (another thing that makes me feel good, I know total nerd alert) with all of my magazines that I had. I like to keep magazines that have all kinds of nutrition info or new and different fitness exercises. Anyway, so I decided I wanted to go through them all and cut out all sorts of positive messages throughout them all and make a collage of them to hang in my room. This way when I wake up every morning I see all these positive messages and it will give me motivation to keep going.
I made it body image and fitness oriented. Words that help me to accept and love the body that I have been given and to be strong and fuel my body properly so that I can reach my fitness goals of running my first half marathon in a few months.
So this is what it looks like:
I also made this one:
I had a blast making them, as I do with most artsy projects. I could spend hours doing them!!
I think it is so important to do things that you love doing that isn’t your main job. To keep that kid inside you. Things I love to do in my free time, which I have A LOT of these days, are dancing, artsy things, organizing, baking, reading up on nutrition related things and anything health related and watching movies!
I love being creative, although lately I feel like its more of a nuisance… meaning, my head won’t stop coming up with awesome ideas for what I want to do in life and how I can combine all of my passions into a job. You’re probably thinking “that’s awesome how can that be a bad thing?” Well when you don’t have the capital to start up your own business, or the experience it starts becoming depressing. Eventually, say ten years from now, I plan to open my own business, but until then I’ll just keep planning, patience is not something I do very well… *sigh*
Do you have any special or fun things you like to do to draw inspiration or motivation for yourself? If so what?
And if you have your own inspiration boards share them with me, I’d love to see how you create yours!