When I started the 80 pounds in 80 weeks challenge I believed I would be successful, but I also acknowledged that it wouldn’t be easy. There would be great weeks, but I would also have my fair share of challenging weeks.
I knew it would be more like a marathon than a sprint, and there might be times when I felt like quitting. As a result, I have been collecting inspirational quotes along the way to help me stay on track even through the tough times.
However, the quotes safely stored in files on my computer didn’t always adequately motivate me at 4am when I was convincing myself to get out of bed to exercise or at 3pm when the munchies hit full-force. I knew I needed to find a better way to connect with the inspiration exactly when and where I needed it.
That is when I decided to create motivation mini-cards. I took the quotes I had found and shrunk them small enough to fit multiples on a single page. I printed them on white cardstock and cut them into individual cards.
Now, I can put the perfect quote in the exact place I need it. I can place a mini-card in my daily planner to remind me throughout the day to stick to my goals and the new lifestyle I am creating.
I can stick a quote to the bathroom mirror to strengthen my resolve each morning and remind me why I’m rolling out of the bed in the dark and pushing my body to its limits when it is tempting to just curl up and go back to sleep.
Another card can be posted on the refrigerator to persuade me not to graze after work but to grab a baggie of carrots instead to hold me over until dinner.
These mini-cards can easily be displayed using binder clips as stands. They are also lightweight enough to be held by a small magnet, and they are inexpensive and simple enough to reprint if you want to hang them with tape or put one in your purse and then replace them if they get worn, torn or wrinkled.
Here is a link to download the motivation mini-cards I made. There are six pages with six quotes on each. They can be trimmed to 3.5″ x 3.5″ each. Feel free to use these quotes and/or create your own.
If you are looking to post a few of your favorite quotes all the time, you might check out this DIY positivity garland created by Melyssa Griffin at The Nectar Collective. She combined positive thoughts and colorful flowers to create a wall decoration that provides constant inspiration.
With these motivation mini-cards, I hope you always find the motivation you need when and where you need it most.
Send me a picture of how you use your motivation mini-cards, and you just might find yourself featured in a future post.