Beginning of last year, I was going through some tough things and I needed something to give me little glimmers of hope to keep me going, so I created a 'Don't Give Up Now' jar. I filled it with all of my favorite uplifting quotes and a few Bible verses too. I would start my days off with prayer and a quote from this jar, focusing on whatever the quote was, reminding myself that today is what I make it...good or bad I had the control and got to choose the outcome. Some days were harder than others and I would pull multiple quotes out of my jar throughout the day.
It's been over a year, recently I've had some struggles and road blocks pop up in my life and I found myself forgetting about my 'Don't Give Up Now' jar so I needed a new plan. I sifted through my notebook of quotes (Yes, I have a notebook full of my favorite quotes.) wrote some down on index cards, and decided to hang them up. I figured that if I could wake up in the morning and see these quotes hanging in my room, constantly reminding me that I matter and I have control over the outcome of my days, that I would have a more positive mindset...so far it's helped!
I wanted to share my method of fighting the bad days, in hopes that it may help someone else battle those no good days! :)
Things You'll Need:
Sharpies, markers, or pens (or all three!)
Index cards, scrapbook paper (I like this option because the patterns add a fun twist!), or just regular paper.
A jar. (for your 'Don't Give Up Now' jar)
Or string, thumb tacks, and mini clothes pins. (All of these can be found at your local craft store, I got mine at Hobby Lobby.)
I started by finding uplifting, positive quotes and writing them on the backs of the index cards (Pinterest is a great way to find quotes), switching up the colors I was using, also switching between cursive and printing. After I finished writing on them I snapped a few photos for this blog post *grins*, cut off the excess paper, and hung them up. If you're creating a 'Don't Give Up Now' jar you can cut off the excess paper, then fold the pieces up, and put them in your jar! This way it's a surprise every time you pull a quote out of the jar! :)
Not only do you know have an adorable little accessory for your bedroom, but I do honestly hope that this helps some of you battle those no good days. Always, remember that you are important. You are wanted. You matter. It's just a bad day, not a bad life!
Love you all,