The main inspiration behind the Art Prints, Coffee Mugs and Journals in the shop is not only to inspire but to also encourage. Let’s face it, we all need a little encouragement at some point and time. I can definitely admit there are days when things don’t go right and I can become a negative nelly but getting a little encouragement can easily turn my day around and shift my thinking from negative to positive.
Since the products I design here at Scratch Paper Studio are all about inspiration & encouragement, I wanted to do a mini blog series focusing on encouragement for the rest of the month and all of September. To kick everything off, I’m sharing benefits and beauty of encouragement.
#1 Eliminates Negative Thoughts
If you’re experiencing doubt, uncertainty or just not feeling confident in your abilities, it’s easy to allow those not so positive thoughts flood in. Receiving encouragement can easily replace all that negativity with some positive thoughts and energy to shift your thinking.
#2 Increases Productivity
It’s amazing how a little encouragement can put a pep in your step. If you work out in a class, think about your instructor who is coaching you through class and how it pushes you to keep going when your body feels like its ready to shut down. When we get a little encouragement, it can put a pep in our step and suddenly everything we need to do becomes a breeze.
#3 Hello Burst of Energy
This goes along with the increased productivity. Whether it’s a song on our playlist that always gets us hype, a blog post that easily inspires us to take action, a few encouraging words or song, all of these things can give a boost and increase our energy to be more productive.
#4 Builds Confidence
Encouraging words also can build up confidence. They remove feelings of doubt or fear that can easily cause us to stop working and shift our thoughts to not only take action but to also believe that we can do whatever it is you need to do.
#5 Validation & Support
There’s nothing like reading an inspirational post or being part of a community where you get receive encouragement. It makes you feel like you’re not alone and that your feelings are valid but also that those big crazy dreams are valid too. Receiving encouragement can easily make us feel like we’re supported and that we’re not on our own to figure things out.
I know, it’s not always easy to think that a few inspiring words could do all of these things but it’s true. Receiving encouragement whether it’s from a song, a quote, your friends or family will make anyone feel like they have their own cheerleading squad that fills you with the support and positivity needed to reach those big dreams and goals.
Plus, we give so much bandwidth to negative thoughts. Why not flip the script and add a bit more encouragement into our lives and surround ourselves with positivity when we do, there’s no telling what all we can do.