I’ve been feeling sluggish recently – perhaps it’s due to the changing seasons. There is so much that I want to get done during the day – but I don’t have the energy nor willpower. I remembered this article that I read recently – which suggests creating a collage of appealing pictures to help motivate you. This is what my inspiration board looks like (Click below for a larger image):
My images are mostly pictures of what I want my surroundings to look like – very feminine and tidy, with lots of pink and light blue. I basically want Martha Stewart to come and decorate my home! I enjoyed making my vision board – at the very least, it is something pleasant to stare at. And to be honest, I do feel more productive: when I look at it – I feel a surge of motivation to get up and beautify my surroundings.
On a side note, I really believe that using visual reminders can help you achieve your goals. As a junior in college, I interned at a top Investment Bank. I desperately wanted to work there after graduation, so I cut out their logo and pasted it above my study table. Looking at it would motivate me to focus on my studies and transform myself into their ideal candidate. It worked – I was hired into their analyst program after graduating (but quit after 2 years – I needed my beauty sleep!)
To further cheer myself up – I treated myself to some frivolous shopping this weekend. Here’s what I bought:
Comfy Navy Blue Sweatshirt – now that the temperatures are dropping, nothing is more satisfying than a soft sweatshirt to lounge around in.
Blue Floral Scarf – I’ve been admiring this every time I walk past Garage’s window display – so I finally picked it up (despite already owning too many scarves!). I plan to wear this with a long-sleeved white t-shirt and dark wash jeans.
Floral Hairbands from Claire’s Accessories – I definitely didn’t need these – but I liked how the flowers sit close to my head. Would be great for wearing with my hair down or with a low ponytail – but I have to make sure that my other accessories are subtle – I don’t want to look too frilly! (I’ll be honest – hubby did ask why I was wearing a big brown flower on my head…but don’t worry – I never take fashion advice from him!)
Grey and Yellow bangles from Bittersweet – I love these studded enamel bangles – grey is a huge favourite of mine for fall – and yellow always cheers me up.
Have you ever made an inspiration board? I’d love to see (it can even be a collage of Internet images) – please link with a pic below! Have you bought any fall-inspired items?