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5 Resources for an Inspired Day
by Katie of A Place to Dwell
Hi, friends! If you're familiar with my blog or Instagram at all, you know I am a BIG fan of living an inspired life, but I also know that when you're facing the normal day-to-day grind, it can sometimes be tough to find and see that inspiration and live in an inspired way.
So, that's why I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite inspiration-filled resources. My hope is that you'll give one — or all — of these a try and add a little extra color and inspiration to your week! :)
1. Coffee in a cute mug (of course!)
So, even though this is pretty basic, I just had to start my list off with it. Hot or iced coffee inspires me like nothing else, so I love to start my day with one of the two. (Not a fan of coffee, no worries! Pour some tea, some cocoa, a smoothie, or some juice! Whatever gives you that jolt of happiness and gets you gearing up for a great day. (I'm also a huge smoothie fan. Bonus points if you use a cute straw.) :)
2. The Five-Minute Journal
I love how this journal works, as well as the idea and science behind it. You start the day by listing what you're grateful for, three ways you can have a great (and inspiring!) day, and then one affirmation statement for your day. It brings such a positive focus to my mornings and gets me thinking right off the bat about all the good stuff in my life and also how I can appreciate and live my day to the fullest. There's also a section you fill out at the end of the day, capturing three amazing things that happened and one positive way you could have made the day even better.
3. The Write the Word Journal from Lara Casey
I know, another journal, but I'm a total journal addict, so what did you expect?! ;) Lara has created such an amazing product, with space for writing scripture and prayers each day. I love how approachable this journal is and how easy it is to incorporate into your daily routine. It also provides some focus and direction for my quiet time, which I really value.
4. Worship Music
Friends, I feel so much more uplifted and inspired when I am filling my mind and heart with good stuff. The weather was gorgeous today, and I listened to my new Ginny Owens CD to and from work, as well as on my lunch break. What a difference it made! Even if you can only listen for a few minutes each day, I really believe it will have a powerful effect on your heart and spirit. Looking for some new tunes? Lately, I’m loving this album by Ginny Owens and also I Am They's self-titled album.
5. Words & Phrases That Inspire, Encourage, & Motivate You
Surround yourself with inspiration by taping scripture and quotes to your bathroom mirror or computer, wearing a graphic tee that makes you smile, and/or hanging some inspirational artwork wherever you know you’ll see it each day. (For the record, I do all of these things…I love to surround myself with bright happy colors and inspirational words as much as I can! (T-shirt pictured by Lara Casey. If you can’t tell, I’m a huge fan of what she’s making and sharing with the world.)
I'm praying that whatever your day holds today, you'll be blessed with a little joy and inspiration along the way!
Isn't Katie just lovely?! I have the Write the Word journal and cannot recommend it enough, and I absolutely adore what she said about keeping inspiring phrases close and in sight! They make such a difference!
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