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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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