As a blogger, perhaps it doesn’t surprise you that I love words and language. Words mean things and that meaning can vary from one reader to the next. I read voraciously and have from a young age. I enjoy surrounding myself with words – whether it’s books in the bookcases or poems and quotes hung on the wall.
A while back I was inspired to take thrift-store picture frames and transform them into rolling trays for Bunco. A little sanding and spraypaint later, I have two framed chalkboards in my kitchen. These really come in handy for writing a grocery list and leaving notes for the critter sitter.
Lately, though, I’ve been using them another way.
See, like many people, I have this very pesky, negative voice inside my head that I’ve tried for years to silence. Some call this the gremlin, some call it ego, I just call it annoying. I think I surround myself with positive words to counteract the negative ones in my head. Over time I’ve learned to quiet this voice – paying it less and less attention – and these chalkboards really help. I periodically change these up with new quotes to help me say positive, motivated and focused.
Here’s what I have hanging up in my kitchen today. When I change them, I’ll share them here.
What do you do to stay positive and motivated?