I am always looking for places to find inspirational quotes as there is comfort to be found in meaningful words of others.
The average person experiences a multitude of highs and lows throughout the life. Isn’t it normal to have a mixture of good and bad days? What doesn’t feel normal is a string of difficult moments, one after the other, especially in a short period of time. The best thing anyone can do to survive the tough parts of life is to work through them by staying grounded. Today I’m sharing one of the ways I stay afloat during difficult waters: reading inspirational quotes.
Inspirational quotes provide a quick burst of positivity, optimism, hope, or wisdom. I like to write quotes down in a journal, repeat them aloud like affirmations during moments when I’m practicing mindfulness. There are so many places to find inspirational quotes. If you’re looking for some too, here is where I find encouragement in the meaningful words of others.
Places to Find Inspirational Quotes
- Pinterest – One of the first places I always look for inspiration is Pinterest. It’s very easy to search a sentiment or feeling and discover countless poignant quotations. Check out my Inspiring Quotes Pinterest Board here.
2. Family and Friends – Do you have a person in your life who always knows just what to say when you’re feeling down? I am fortunate to be able to seek inspiration from a few loved ones who always have the perfect inspirational quote saved on their phone. During 2020 I referenced the quote below (said to me by my cousin AND therapist) many times.
3. Instagram – Did you know you can search keywords on Instagram? When I’m feeling a certain emotion I type it into the search bar and boom – tons of posts appear.
4. Therapy – I always takes notes during therapy sessions because I never know what amazing quote my therapist is going to say. She seems to have a lot of advice about life, especially when it comes to positive affirmations.
5. Yoga – At the end of every yoga class my teacher recites a quote or reads a passage from “Journey to the Heart” by Melody Beattie. I always walk away from yoga leaving inspired and motivated.
6. BOOKS – There are so many books with daily meditations, affirmations, or quotes to guide you on a journey towards positivity. My Mom gave me “Letter to My Daughter” by Maya Angelou for Christmas – a beautiful book about Maya’s path to living well. There are so many poignant quotations found within each chapter! Also, I finally ordered “Journey to the Heart” by Melody Beattie to read on my own time.