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Inspirational Quotes To Give You A Boost

by Lisa Jones
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Inspirational quotes to give you a boost

I love Inspirational Quotes. They can motivate you to get stuff done, calm you down when you’re anxious or angry or pick you up when you’re feeling down. So today I am sharing with you my top favourite inspirational quotes.

I would spend ages on the internet, hunting down the best quotes and finding the ones that really spoke to me. I would then print these out and keep them in a little box and pick one at random every morning to give me a boost for the day. For a short while, I would even take these into work with me. I would pop them by my computer screen so that I could have that constant reminder throughout the day. I still have a board up in my bedroom, with some of my favourite inspirational quotes to give that lift in the morning to get my day started well.

So here are my favourite inspirational quotes:

No Matter How Long The Winter, Spring Is Sure To Follow – Proverb

Inspirational Quotes To Give You A Boost - No Matter How Long The Winter, Spring Is Sure To Follow - Proverb
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I’ve started off with my favourite quote. I love it so much that I have it tattooed on me, which you can see in my post 10 things that you may not know about me if you want to!

I came across this quote purely by coincidence and I feel like I was meant to find it (getting all philosophical now). My depression and anxiety had been really bad but I was just about coming out through the other side.

I had bought a grown-up colouring book as I’d heard that colouring is meant to be very good for mental health. When I opened the front page, written there was this quote and I instantly fell in love with it. Yes, I was going through dark, difficult times but I will get better. Spring will come again.

Only, another thought popped into my head. Yes, Spring would come and then Summer but then we have Autumn and before we know it, we’re right back round to Winter again. This makes me think that I’m going to get ill again with my mental health.

But actually, it brought me some comfort. Mental health is a tricky little monkey and the moment you take your eye off of it, it will go and cause trouble. But Spring will come around again, so you don’t need to worry that you’ll be stuck in Winter forever. Does that make sense?

It Does Not Do To Dwell On Dreams And Forget To Live – Albus Dumbledore

Inspirational Quotes To Give You A Boost - It Does Not Do To Dwell On Dreams And Forget To Live - Albus Dumbledore
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Yes, I’ve included a quote from the Harry Potter books. I will always love Harry Potter but please know that I in no way support or agree with what J. K. Rowling is saying and doing at the time of writing this.

I used to live in my own head and I could daydream for hours and hours on end. I would daydream about winning lots of money, getting my dream job, designing houses, meeting celebrities etc.

Problem is, I would spend time daydreaming about such outrageous things and goals that I would never be able to achieve them! So, rather than going out and make amazing things happen in my life, I would daydream about them instead!

I am so much better now. Probably because I don’t actually have the time to daydream anymore! It’s still a good reminder to have though. Once I’ve saved up a few pennies I’m going to get this tattooed on me.

Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy – Theodore Roosevelt

Inspirational Quotes To Give You A Boost - Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy - Theodore Roosevelt
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I have talked about this quote before in my post ‘Nothing Compares To You‘. Honestly, when I pop onto Instagram and see peoples perfect homes in different shades of grey and white, everything in its correct place, not a spec of dust, just done a workout, child playing happily, just been on holiday, perfect hair, makeup on, been for an educational walk and all that jazz, it makes me feel crap about my life.

But this is my problem, not theirs. For all I know, they might have used a backdrop to get that picture, be over a friends house, used 12 filters to look good or they could just be big fat liars. Who knows?

So actually, I may not have what they have, but who’s to say what they have is better? When I compare myself to others I feel crap. So I have to remind myself of what I do have. I think back to 10-15 years ago Lisa – did I expect to have what I have now? I think I’m doing alright.

There Are Seven Days In A Week, And “Someday” Is Not One Of Them – Benny Lewis

Inspirational Quotes To Give You A Boost - There Are Seven Days In A Week, And “Someday” Is Not One Of Them - Benny Lewis
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How often do you say ‘oh, I’d love to do <something> one day’ or ‘I’ll do that job tomorrow’ and then never get round to it? We’re all guilty of it.

As you can tell from my name, I procrastinate. Why put off until tomorrow what you can avoid doing altogether? That’s my motto in life! But you don’t get anywhere in life by procrastinating, unfortunately. So I need this reminder every single day.

People Wait All Week For Friday, All Year For Summer, All Life For Happiness – Unknown

Inspirational Quotes To Give You A Boost - People Wait All Week For Friday, All Year For Summer, All Life For Happiness - Unknown
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It’s so true though. How often do you say that you can’t wait for Friday or for the sun? We’re wishing our lives away and forgetting to just live in the moment that we’re in. Imagine how much fun we could have if we started enjoying the right now rather than waiting?

Remind Yourself That It’s Okay Not To Be Perfect – Unknown

Inspirational Quotes To Give You A Boost - Remind yourself that it's okay not to be perfect - Unknown
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I think that it’s so normal to strive for perfection. It’s just part of life. The reason that I procrastinate is because I want what I do to be perfect. However, sometimes things cannot be perfect, so rather than just doing my best I just put it off instead.

Things don’t need to be perfect to be right or to make us happy.

Conclusion

And there are my all-time favourite quotes that give my mental health a boost.

I think the great thing about inspirational quotes is that they are open to interpretation. I have shared with you how I interpret them but they might be completely different for you and that’s alright! If it brings comfort to you or motivates you what does it matter? Nobody is wrong.

What do you think of these inspirational quotes? Have you seen them already? What are your favourite quotes? Let me know in the comments!

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25 comments

quirkymoms486 20/07/2020 - 3:03 pm

I needed this today! Thank you for sharing.

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Lisa Jones 20/07/2020 - 6:14 pm

No worries, I’m glad that they helped! Hope that you’re doing better now ❤️

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Tajinder Kaur 21/07/2020 - 12:40 am

Love these quotes dear, especially comparison being the thief of joy. It’a important to remind ourselves not to compare our bloopers to someone’s highlight reel. Thank you for sharing some positivity.

Tx. // Tajinder Kaur

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Lisa Jones 21/07/2020 - 7:45 am

Thank you! Ah I really like the bloopers and highlight reel analogy!

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Kirsty (PBPR) 21/07/2020 - 1:46 am

The Roosevelt one is so true, and one I often forget! Thank you. 💕

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Lisa Jones 21/07/2020 - 7:49 am

It’s so easy to forget but such an important reminder that we need everyday 💙

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Lisa's Notebook 21/07/2020 - 8:27 am

These are lovely, Lisa. I do know them all and my favourite here is Comparison is the thief of Joy. It’s so easy to put yourself down when you look at how well someone else is doing but we don’t know what journey they’re on. My all time favourite quote is “When baiting the mousetrap with cheese, remember to leave room for the mouse” – by Saki. I just love it, it always makes me smile 🙂 Lisa xx

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Lisa Jones 21/07/2020 - 11:06 am

Thank you! I’m so guilty of comparing myself to others so I always need the reminder to stop as it’s so damaging to my mental health.
Oh I’ve not heard that one before! ❤️

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Alice Anne 21/07/2020 - 8:32 am

Ah this is such an uplifting post – such a great way to start the week for sure! xx

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Lisa Jones 21/07/2020 - 11:09 am

Thank you so much. Definitely need a bit of positivity recently! ❤️

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Jenny 21/07/2020 - 8:40 am

I do love a quote. I think quotes have so much power when we find the perfect one for how we’re feeling!

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Lisa Jones 21/07/2020 - 11:11 am

Exactly! They’re great for expressing how we’re feeling when we don’t have the words ourselves ❤️

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Finding Kate (@_findingkate_) 21/07/2020 - 8:45 am

Awww I love all of these quotes! That first one is great, it reminds me of a really good poem by Erin Hanson I always keep to hand

“Life Is unpredictable,
it changes with the seasons,
even your coldest winter,
Happens for the best of reasons,
And though it feels eternal,
Like all you’ll ever do is freeze,
I promise spring is coming,
And with it brand new leaves.”

I needed a bit of cheering up / motivating today and this is the perfect post to do it!

Thank you!
Kate x

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Lisa Jones 21/07/2020 - 11:15 am

Thank you so much! Oh that’s a beautiful poem, thank you so much for sharing! Ah I’m glad the post helped.
Hope you have a great day ❤️

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Kayleigh Zara 21/07/2020 - 10:26 am

These are some really love inspiration qoutes I’m never been big on reading motivational things until lately so I loved this x

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Lisa Jones 22/07/2020 - 9:41 pm

Thank you so much! I’m glad that you liked them ❤️

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Bethany Jane 21/07/2020 - 1:26 pm

Thank you so much for sharing these. I’m feeling in a bit of a tough spot with my mental health at the moment and I’m really struggling with motivation and positivity, so these are absolutely perfect for me right now! And they’re all so right. I particularly needed the one about procrastination today – I have SO much to do and I’ve been putting it all off, so I need to get organised!

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Lisa Jones 22/07/2020 - 9:43 pm

I’m sorry to hear that you’ve not been doing too good with your mental health. I hope that you’re doing a bit better now?
I’m completely with you on the Procrastinating front 🙈

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ummul12 23/07/2020 - 1:44 pm

Thanks. My fav one is Comparison is the thief of joy.

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Izzy Matias 24/07/2020 - 10:18 am

I love these quotes you shared. 🙂 One of my favourites is “done is better than perfect” 🙂

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Lisa Jones 24/07/2020 - 10:45 am

Thank you so much! Ooh I like this one ❤️

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glowsteady 31/07/2020 - 12:51 pm

Such an uplifting post, I love the first one especially. So true x

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Lisa Jones 31/07/2020 - 9:06 pm

Thank you! Yes, that’s my favourite quote too ❤️

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Melissa | The CV Advisor 04/08/2020 - 2:59 pm

Thank you for sharing, these have given me the kick I really needed today! One of my favourite quotes is: writing for your soul even though no one is there to read it is far better than writing for your readers when your soul isn’t present <3

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Lisa Jones 05/08/2020 - 12:54 pm

Thank you so much, I’m glad they helped! Oh I really like that one. And it’s so true. It really shows when someone is passionate about their writing compared to just writing about what’s popular xx

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