Monday Motivation: Memory Jar

Last week’s Monday Motivation focused on the importance of spreading positivity, so I thought it would be a great idea to suggest a practical way of doing exactly that. And, it’s pretty simple.

All you need is a container of any kind, preferably a jar (just for aesthetic purposes) and something to write with, and on. I opted for some super-simple post-it notes, any pen I can find at the time of writing, and a nice jar from Paperchase’s Valentines range. The end result…


Incredibly easy, low-cost, and it actually looks pretty cool.

So, what’s the point, and how does it actually work?

Well, you have a few options.

  • Your personal memory jar –  This is a jar for you, and only you. Whenever you’ve had a great day, or something has really made you smile, write it down onto a piece of paper, fold it up and pop it inside your jar.
  • Your personal memory jar, which others can contribute to – Again, you can pop all your happy memories inside this jar. However, you could also ask others to contribute. What’s their favourite memory of you, or a special day you’ve spent together? This is great for whenever you’re feeling lonely!
  • A shared memory jar – This could be something you do as a couple, or a family. It’s similar to the previous suggestion, but the same individuals would be contributing regularly. Probably best for people living in the same house.
  • A gifted memory jar – You could gift a memory jar to a friend or loved one for their birthday, or on a special occasion, to remind them just how much they mean to you. Fill it with memories of your experiences together, and things you love about them. They’ll really appreciate it!
  • Any other type of memory jar you can think of! – Of course, my list isn’t definitive and you can mix and match however you like. Find what’s right for you, or do them all!

Now what? When do I open my jar? 

This is entirely up to you.

I started my jar at the beginning of the year, so I’ve chosen not to peak inside until the end of 2017, so that I can look back on the past 12 months and remind myself of every special moment.

However, it’s a great way to get motivated when you’re feeling down, or even lonely. Once you’ve had a quick look through your jar, you’ll soon be feeling much more positive!

And that’s it. This is a great way to spread positivity, whether that’s in your own life or in the lives of others. So, what are you waiting for?!

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19 thoughts on “Monday Motivation: Memory Jar

  1. Aw I love this idea, I have a scrapbook myself and I tend to write down a list of memories/ things I’ve done each month, I then have something to look back on, like you said, at the end of 2017! Great post x


  2. Love your jar, so pretty. This is a great idea. A friend’s daughter did this for her Mum’s 50th birthday. She got friends and family to write 50 find memories of her mum and put them in the jar for her mum to open on her birthday. I love the idea of looking through them if you are having a bad day or feel lonely 🙂


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