What is your stretch goal? What are you working towards that, when you achieve it, you will have that sense of accomplishment that only comes with determination and sacrifice? You’ve got to put that goal out there where you can see it; you need to be reminded of it every day and work at it. Every. Day.
Here are a few ideas for keeping your Big Goal in your line of vision.
Gather pictures of what you’re working toward. Is it a destination? A new home? A more fit physique? A degree? There’s a pretty good chance you’ve already pinned some of these things from Pinterest, right? Create a vision board where you can place these pictures — along with inspiring quotes — to keep you focused on your goal.
Are you saving up for your Big Goal? Maybe it is a vacation or a kitchen make-over. Create a bank, pretty enough to put on your desk or your kitchen counter. (Here are more acrylic block ideas.)
ON THE WALL…OR EVEN ON YOUR LAPTOP
Be inspired. Put words of affirmation where you can see them: right on the wall or on your laptop. Whether you place them in a frame or adhere vinyl lettering directly to a wall or other surface, it is important that you have messages that uplift and inspire you every single day.
It’s not easy to achieve Big Goals. But, it’s important to set them, to work towards them, and to celebrate when you achieve them.
‘Tis the Season for making handcrafted projects…perfect for gift-giving or for your own seasonal display. I like to do this project with friends — and even with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) groups. Combine the making of this Nativity Blocks project with the reading of the Christmas story (and maybe throw in a little Christmas cookie eating), and you have the perfect gathering this season.
· Wood blocks (cut from scrap wood, select pine or MDF board). Shown here, 3.5” select pine board from Home Depot cut as follows:
3.5” x 2.5” – two needed (p and g)
1.75” x 3” – one needed (i)
1.75” x 5.25” – one needed (s)
1.75” x 8.5” – one needed (branch)
2” x 2” – one needed (r)
3” x 3” – one needed (n)
3” x 2” – one needed (bird)
· Cut wood according to dimensions listed above
· Smooth edges and surfaces of blocks with sandpaper; wipe clean
· Paint blocks according to picture (or choose your own color combo)
· When paint has dried, cut vinyl pieces and apply to individual blocks. (To apply vinyl, remove backing paper, apply sticky side to block surface, smooth with fingers or burnishing tool, carefully remove transfer tape).
Inspiration for the places and spaces where you live, work, and play. What's important to you? Put those positive messages on your walls with Uppercase Living vinyl expressions and decor. Click "Shop UL" tab to browse expressions or place an order.