I’m not one for woo, but there are things that some may put in that category that I genuinely find helpful.

Yoga (when I can get myself to do it), meditation (but only one guy I found), and inspirational messages on cards that sit at my desk (that I can read whenever I like).

A while back, a book publisher published some card stacks with nice wood stands that have nice quotes from famous people and some other sentiments. I nabbed them pretty quickly. Plus I’ve written a bunch of my own inspirational messages that I’ve customized for myself or found elsewhere. Here are a few of my favorites:

From me:

  • a little thing + a little thing + a little thing + a little thing + a little thing + a little thing + a little thing + a little thing + a little thing + a little thing + a little thing + a little thing = A BIG THING!
  • Rest your mind, move your body.
  • Make my future self proud. (This one was my theme for 2018. I succeeded in making myself proud that year.)
  • We make time for the things we value.
  • It’s never too late to work toward something. Start now.
  • Trust the process.

From my card stacks:

  • Nothing can dim the light which shines from within. —Maya Angelou
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. —Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. —Oscar Wilde
  • Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. —Helen Keller
  • Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. —Rumi
  • Write your own story.
  • Don’t let your fear quiet your imagination.

Periodically, I swap out the cards that are visible, based on what kind of inspiration I need at the time. I highly recommend finding your own set of words that speak to you in the moments you need them most.

If you don’t know where to start, you can find a variety of sets on Amazon.

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