Top 10 Favourite Quotes

I thought today I would just share a few of my favourite quotes, that pertain to anything and everything really. Here they are!

  1. “As long as you’ve got passion, faith and are willing to work hard, you can do anything in this life”-anonymous
  2. “Be the kind of woman that inspires other women to up their game” – anonymous
  3. “She has fire in her soul and grace in her heart” – anonymous
  4. “Surround yourself with people who empower you to be better” – anonymous
  5. “Be the girl who decided to go for it”- anonymous
  6. “It’s not who you are that holds you back, its who you think you are not” – anonymous
  7. “Follow your soul, it knows the way”- anonymous
  8. “You must do the things you think you cannot do” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  9. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist” – Oscar Wilde
  10. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light”—Albus Dumbledore

And there you have it, my 10 favourite quotes! Hopefully one of them struck a chord with you. As you can see they do have an underlying theme of motivation. They keep me going, and remind me not to be afraid to do what I want, follow my dreams, or live my life!

Comment down below your favourite quotes! I am always looking for new ones!

Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day!

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What You All Need to Hear

You need to know that you are completely and utterly amazing.

You need to know that any dream you dream, can and will be accomplished.

You need to know that you are never alone.

You need to know how beautiful you are inside and out.

You need to know that a mistake does not define you, but rather it pushes you in the right direction.

You need to know that this world has enough place for everyone to succeed.

You need to know that what you are contributing to the world matters, and is necessary for the world to keep going.

You need to know that love is all around you, you just need to be open to it.

You need to know that life won’t always be fair.

You need to know that you will face so many incredible, exhilarating, tiring, draining, crazy days and challenges in your life, but I can promise you, they will all be worth it.

Often, we hear this idea that the real world is harsh, unfair, brutal, and beats people down… it does, there is no denying that. But there are moments when those are not the things we need to hear, but what is written above is what we need. That extra push, that little bit of hope, that support, that’s all we need to survive this brutal, unfair and harsh world.

Have a wonderful day!

Top 4 Commencement Speeches

Graduation season is upon us, and to most, this is a time where we are standing at the edge of a chapter in our lives, awaiting a new chapter to commence! So in honor of this moment, and if you are not attending any graduations this year and still want to be inspired and motivated, I decided to share my top 5 commencement speeches that have inspired me the most.

Here they are:

I hope that you will listen to as many as you like, and take some advice from them. Perhaps they will push you to move into the next chapter or phase of your life, or give you the small piece of advice you need right now.

I just want to congratulate everyone who is graduating from high school, college, university, or finishing up a stage of their life. Good luck in the years to come, and move into the next chapter with an open mind and an open heart!

Have a wonderful day!

 

Vision Boards

Welcome to another blog post of the Spring Your Life series, and today we are going to talk about vision boards!

Why make a vision board? Some people feel like it is a bogus thing that does not actually do anything… Trust me I was one of those people, but after I made one, you look at them differently. If they are done properly, and with the right intentions, something good can come out of it. SO today I decided to guide you through the process of making a vision board.

A vision board is meant to visualize the life you want, it can be long term or short term, or in my case, it can be for something specific, like this blog.

Before you actually start assembling your vision board you need to sit down and think about what you really want. People will often feel embarrassed about what they want in life because others will not understand, so I am telling you to ignore this, or any commentary from other people for that matter. You need, to be honest with your vision board, because it’s the only way you’ll reach a clearer vision of what you want out of life.

So after you have established what you want on your vision board let’s get to creating.

Step 1: After you have thought out your vision, just loosely draft the design of it on a piece of paper so you can get a general sense of what it will look like.

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Step 2: Gather all the supplies you will need.

  • Cork board or Poster
  • Thumbtacks or glue or tape
  • Pictures (from magazines or the internet)
  • Scissor
  • Ruler
  • Any cut out of words or quotes
  • Any additional touches of décor you would like to add to your vision board, like stickers or pom poms

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Step 3: Assemble the vision board! Have fun with this process and be creative as you want! In the back of your mind, remember the significance of each thing being placed on the vision board, and why it is important that is there.

Step 4: Now that it is assembled, think… is this what you want out of life? Is this how you envision it to be? Hang it somewhere where you will see it every day, whether that be your room, office, den, living room etc. This will be a constant visual reminder to your brain and give you a sense of direction or purpose on days where you feel as if you have none.

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Remember that vision boards can change and will change. It is important to check in every 6 months to a year to make sure it is up to date with how you are.

Have fun and enjoy!

10 Tips on How to be Productive

Being productive is one of the many things people find difficult to actually do. Whether it be because of all the distractions we have nowadays, or the fact that the length of our to-do lists can be absolutely terrifying (happens more often than wanted), being productive sometimes just does not happen. Don’t worry, I feel you, I am probably in that position every single day, and as I’m writing this post.

So I came up with a few tricks that I use in order to be productive, on those days that I know if I am not I will regret it for a very long time. Here are 10 tips on how to be productive!

  • Get yourself into a productive mindset the night before

Before going to sleep, take the time to make a to-do list, and make sure you write it down, whether it on your phone or a cute piece of paper. People tend to just make the to-do list as we fall asleep hoping we will remember when we wake up, and most times we don’t. By slowly telling yourself that you have things that have no choice but to be done the next day. Think of it as a warning to your brain of the day to come, and that it needs to be productive.

  • Take your time waking up in the morning

Waking up in the morning can already be painful without a long to-do list. What I recommend is setting yourself an early alarm, so then you can have time to lounge around in bed for a few extra minutes or spend that extra time however you choose. The point is, by allowing yourself to have those extra minutes to do whatever you want, you can charge your mind and soul in a positive way. It helps start off the morning right, which you need on a productive day.

  • Take care of yourself

Whenever I have a productive day ahead of me, I have to feel clean and look put together. Obviously, this is just in my head, and might not apply to others because I know people who can be super productive in bed with PJs. But then there are people like me, who need to shower, put on some minimal makeup, and wear somewhat acceptable loungewear. Just looking put together and taking a few moments to take care of myself, gets me into a productive mode for some reason.

  • Have a healthy breakfast you enjoy 

I am one of the first people to say that I do not enjoy oatmeal (porridge) of any kind, it gives me flashback to a time when I was younger and I did not digest it well… it was not pretty. Ever since then, I cannot have oatmeal, and for the longest time, I was like now you can’t have a healthy breakfast! Which is not true whatsoever, nowadays you can hop onto YouTube or google and find delicious, healthy, quick and easy breakfast recipes. I absolutely stand by the fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it really does determine how your day will be.

  • Make a to-do list

To-do lists seem stressful, but take the one you made the night before and break it down into easier components. By taking a big task and breaking it into small tasks, it just makes the task seem less scary. Now about schedule’s, personally some of the things I do, I cannot judge how much time it will take, and I find just guessing a random time makes me stressed and I never end up following the schedule which makes me disappointed. Instead, I make a list of absolute things I must do before a certain time, or by the end of the day.

  • Change up your environment

If I ever feel in a slump while doing work, I will move from a desk downstairs in my basement, to my dining room table upstairs. Trust me it does make a difference. Changing rooms, or even leaving the house, reorganizes and reconfigures your brain. I also recommend a room with a lot of natural light, personally, I find I work best in bright and open environments. At night, however, I do not mind working in a basement, or darker and cozier area.

  • Drink Water

Water for some reason keeps you awake because it keeps you hydrated. Also when you drink a lot of water, you often have to get up and go to the washroom, which keeps your body awake.

  • Get inspired

Tell yourself some mantras to get you into the mood just like you did the night before

Telling yourself mantras really do help. If you want a few ideas or examples then I recommend my post of Top 5 motivational quotes (https://thelifewedreamof.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/top-5-motivational-quotes/?frame-nonce=c187a00af0).

  • Google random articles about tips and tricks to be productive

Even though you don’t necessarily carry out what they say, it’s getting you into the mindset. Trust me it works. By looking up different techniques you might come across an article like this one, and find something that will help you 😉

  • Set a timer for each task

And lastly, set a timer for each task that you need to do. What this will do is put you slightly under pressure, but understand that you can always add to the timer and make it flexible if something is taking longer than you anticipated. That being said do not extend the timer in order to procrastinate, or put it longer than you know you need so you can have the extra time at the end to not continue your work and take a not needed break.

Okay so now you have everything you need to know, it is time for you to put these tips into action, march yourself to your workspace and get stuff done! I know you can do it, don’t you worry,  you got this!!

P.S. remember to reward yourself with something you like at the end of it all!

 

Have a wonderful and productive day!