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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