Positive Change Can Be A Good Thing

This week my art group and I dove into a project centered around the theme of control and change in our lives. It's no secret that there are plenty of things in life we can't control, and with the added stress of the ongoing COVID situation, it can feel like everything is spinning out of control.


From restricted travel to limited social interactions, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. But let's focus on what we can control, right? 


How can we keep moving forward in a way that feels meaningful within the constraints we're facing? And how can creativity play a role in all of this? 

It's all about maintaining a positive mindset, even though it's not always easy - trust me, I know! 

Changing your mindset takes time and effort, but it's worth it. 


Personally, I've been working on cultivating a positive outlook for years, especially after a breakdown two decades ago. So, when 2020 hit, I felt a bit more prepared to handle the challenges that came my way. 

I'm certainly no expert, so seeking advice from healthcare professionals is always a good idea for long-term change and personal growth. 


But I wanted to share a few things that help me brighten my mood and see the silver lining in each day. 

I hope they bring a smile to your face too!


is such a wonderful way to let out all those thoughts and feelings swirling around in your mind. 

If you ever struggle to get started, don't worry! 


Why not try using some journalling prompts to kickstart your creativity? 


The way you set up and decorate your journal is totally up to you, but here are a few suggestions that might inspire you.

Bullet Journalling:

Want a fun and easy way to organize your plans and lists? 


Well, a cute notebook or journal is the perfect solution! 

You can decorate it however you like, with pretty colored pens or stickers. 


Trust me, having fun materials to work with will make the task much more enjoyable. 


So go ahead, treat yourself to a beautiful notebook and get creative!

Art Journalling

If you're familiar with my Art Journalling for Wellbeing group, you know I'm all about this kind of journalling! 


Mindful art techniques are such a soothing way to dive into your emotions. 


The possibilities are endless when it comes to topics to explore, and journal prompts are a fantastic way to spark inspiration for your next project.

Free Writing:

Have you ever tried free writing before? 


It's a cool way to just let all your thoughts flow out without worrying too much about structure or grammar. 


I personally love it because my brain tends to race ahead of my hand, so typing on my computer is easier for me than writing by hand. 


If you ever feel stuck or unsure of how to start, you could try using journal prompts to kick things off. 


It's a fun and freeing way to express yourself!

Inspirational Words and Quotes

So, I know it might sound a little cheesy, but trust me, having positive reminders around the house can really boost your mood. 


Plus, why not get creative and turn them into art projects? 

It's a fun way to make them more personal and unique, rather than those generic inspirational posters you see everywhere. 


You could choose a single word or a whole quote to focus on.

 With all the gorgeous fonts available, the possibilities are endless! 


So go ahead and get crafty, and let those uplifting messages brighten up your space in a truly special way. You'll love the results, I promise!

You could.....


Type the letters into a MS Word (or equivalent) document and print it out. Then using carbon paper you can transfer the letters to the paper/canvas etc ready for creating your project.

I've also found some fancy font generator websites online which means you can input a word on their website and it will produce it in a wealth of different fonts so you can copy that over to your Word document.


*Draw your letters freehand - If you are comfortable with lettering or calligraphy you could create your own design or take your inspiration from word fonts in magazines or books. There are tons of fancy pens you can buy which would work really well.


*Use letter or word stencils - there are so many available to purchase online and in craft stores which would work really well. Or you could try making your own from print out letters, some cardboard and a craft knife!

 Have you ever tried making your own playlists? 

They're a fun way to gather all your favorite feel-good tunes in one place. 


Personally, I have a playlist filled with affirmation songs that I turn to whenever I need a little pick-me-up. If you're curious, feel free to give it a listen! 


I highly recommend "One Hand in My Pocket" by Alanis Morrisette for a burst of positive vibes. 

And don't forget about "Excuses" - it's a great reminder that we need to face our challenges head-on to grow and break out of our comfort zones. 


Whether you're in the mood for a sunny, uplifting tune or something more introspective, having a playlist of positive songs can really work wonders for your mood. 


And the best part? You can create your own playlist for free with a basic Spotify account! So go ahead and give it a try - you might just discover your new favorite song.

Making changes in your life can be a journey, but it's all about taking small steps that add up over time. 


I've put together a Pinterest folder full of journal prompts and self-care ideas that might spark some inspiration for you. 

Feel free to take a peek and see if anything resonates with you. Remember, you've got this!


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