What inspires you?

How do you keep motivated?

I’m pretty easily distracted by anything sparkly, pretty, interesting, loud…ummm, shoes, wait – what?

I wanted to fix my workspace to motivate me to be more creative but also more organised, in my daily life, as well as my blogging.

Anyone who stops by my Facebook or Pinterest pages will notice I have a fondness for lovely inspirational quotes, but they don’t really do much there do they? We click like, maybe a share, then we forget all about it till the next time someone we know posts another quote.

I often scribble a few of my favourites on the inside cover of my diary, but I wanted something more visible and something I can change around when I get bored, so this week I did this: 


A few photos, some washi tape and some Project Life cards to “pretty up” the little corner where I try to get the most work done.

I had a *quick* look through my Pinterest boards for the quotes that seemed the most appropriate to me right now, and wrote them on some pretty cards, and I can change the cards over to new ones whenever I get sick of them.  

This is what I came up with:






And this gorgeous frame I picked up from Ishka (for only $10, bargain!) was just begging for a spot on my desk, so I wrote our family “rules” and our all our initials on a piece of coloured paper. Simple, but I think it’s really cute.


All in all, half an hour spent tidying and decorating, has transformed my corner of the desk, from a sea of junk that did nothing to inspire me, to a place that I actually enjoy sitting down every morning with my cup of tea, checking my diary and emails. 

What tips and tricks do you use to keep motivated?


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4 thoughts on “Finding Inspiration

  • September 9, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I love Pinterest! It is so inspirational and I can easily sit for hours, time just gets away! Xx

  • September 13, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    I have a printable on my desk that says ‘you got this’ and I got a $5 frame from big w and it reminds me that I got this.. haha. Pretty goofy but it works. I also ensure I take 5-15 minutes each morning to relax and clear my mind with a cup of tea and I put meditation music on to help me focus whilst getting started for the day. SO lovely to meet you today. Bec x

    • September 14, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      Lovely to meet you too Bec :)
      Nothing wrong with goofy, whatever it takes to keep going right?


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