This is my second post in collaboration with Planner Girls Collective – a group of like minded planner girls who will be blogging each week on the same subject and then linking to each others posts afterwards.
This weeks Planner Girls Collective post is about inspirational quotes. At first I didn’t think I really had any quotes to share apart from my secondary dashboard that used to reside in my Temperley for Filofax Ikat Compact wallet and now lives behind my main dashboard and separates my information sheet from the rest of my planner inserts.
This is an Oscar Wilde quote which I have loved for years and found in a Tiffany Jewellery catalogue in 2015. I cut it out and punched it and it has happily sat behind a clear dashboard in my Temperley for the past year. I moved it over to my Filofax Malden in Kingfisher blue when I set it up, the color almost matches! This quote reminds me to embrace my creative side and either be a creative being and make my life a beautiful place – “be a work of art”, or dress creatively and embrace the quirky fashion sense and accessories that I like “wear a work of art” and to never be afraid to be unique.
I have a diary that I bought for planning my blog posts that has this on the front of it
which always makes me smile. I didn’t really make any resolutions at the beginning of the year but evaluated what I love doing and how I could be better at that, and blogging was one of them. I currently run 2 blogs that are active (this one and https://tenthousandsteps2016.wordpress.com ) and decided that I wanted to blog more regularly and this diary was chosen for that front! It reminds me that in order to succeed I need to plan, and to plan I need to write down and schedule things! This diary has a schedule of all my blog posts mapped out for the whole year and, so far, I am sticking to that schedule!
Other quotes that I find inspirational are
This quote reminds me that the whole earth is alive and that the trees and plant life are at the very heart of this life – they provide our oxygen and without them then we would ease to exist. It puts everything into perspective for me, and sometimes, when everything gets too much, a walk into the woodland can realign my thoughts and calm me.
This quote is just a reminder that whatever bad happens, it can be the best thing to happen sometimes. We learn from bad things and grow and that can make us better people and change our perspective, our attitude and our outlook.
This quote is really relevant as I spend so much time worrying about materialistic things – money, objects, jobs, etc…it reminds me to let go, stop worrying and start living in the moment, don’t catastrophize, and stop wasting energy and time on insignificant things.
This last quote is one of my favorites, I spent so much time last year just sorting, re-arranging and caring for belongings that are no more than objects. This year I am trying to minimize my belongings and stop wasting time organizing them and not using or utilizing them which will give me more time to enjoy my home, friends, family and hobbies!
If you have enjoyed this post then check out the rest of the Planner Girl Collectives posts linked below…. And don’t forget to check back next Monday for the next Planner Girls Collective post!