It’s easy to get inspired by a quote immediately after you read it. The right quote can inspire you to take new action, go a different direction, and make big changes in your life. But, after a few days, you can get sucked back into the same-old-same-old mentality and let that quote’s inspiration fade away. So how can you fix that? You need to keep your favorite quotes around and reflect on them daily so that they can impact your life. Following are a few ways you can do that.
1. Create A Quote Book
You can go out and buy a book full of quotes that are meant to inspire and motivate OR you can create your own with your favorite quotes!
We are all inspired by different things, so it just makes sense to do this if you really want your favorite quotes to have a big impact on your life.
You can create sections for work, relationships, health, and more. So you can easily find the quotes that get you excited to change or pursue something different in life – no matter what area of life you are tackling.
You can also personalize your quote book with colors, fonts, and pictures that inspire you. Things like the right colors can help make a quote even more inspirational.
If you choose this route, I highly suggest making it a habit to go through your quote book daily. Or, at least, before you tackle an area of your life, go through that specific section and read the quotes that will help you do so.
2. Quote Pillows
Sometimes we just need a few of our favorite quotes to remind us of something that we need reminding of. The quote pillow above was created for a woman whose husband was terminally ill. It’s obviously a great reminder of the love they share and to cherish it while he’s around.
Since pillows like this can be put in almost any area of your home, you can use these quote pillows for instant reminders of what you should appreciate, what you need to do, or what you want to remember.
For instance, putting a quote pillow in your living room that reminds you to live life to the fullest could help you turn off the TV and enjoy your family or friends or do something more useful.
You can make your own quote pillows with machines like the Cricut. Or you can order personalized quote pillows from crafty people, like people on Etsy.
3. Quote Clipboard
I’ve started taking a clipboard with me, writing down some quotes that touched my soul, and going over those quotes throughout the week to remind me of what I learned and what I want to implement into my life.
Each morning throughout the week I sit down and reflect on the quotes I wrote down. And, the next Sunday, I get a new sheet of paper and write down a new list of quotes that I want to remember throughout the week.
The quote clipboard works well for reminding yourself of a lesson you learned that you want to reflect on. Whether you are listening to a motivational speaker, an inspiring YouTube video, or a sermon, the quote clipboard can help keep the main points fresh in your mind as you go throughout your week, which increases the chance that those quotes will impact your life in a big way.
4. The Quote Vision Board
A vision board is meant to inspire you towards the life you want. It is a visual representation of what you want to achieve in life, and it’s a great place to pin up your most inspiring and favorite quotes and see them often! Enough said.
5. Quotes On Post-It Notes
The post-it note concept is simple – you use small pieces of paper that can stick anywhere to remind yourself things you need to be reminded of. Hence, they are perfect for quotes that you want to remember.
You can stick your post-it note anywhere. If it’s not inspiring you in one area, you can easily move it to a location more suitable. And, writing your quotes on post-it notes makes remembering your favorite quotes easy.
But it’s messy! If you write down too many quotes and stick them all over your house, you could look like a post-it note hoarder! Moreover, it may become more of a distraction than a help in your life as it is well known that a cluttered life leads to a cluttered mind.