Life On Purpose: Tools to Live Life Intentionally
In the next couple of weeks I will be sharing some tools that help me to live purposefully, stay organized and maintain my peace, but first I would like to share a foundational principle with you:
No planner, organizing form or 12 step program is going to help unless you are motivated to use it.
Believe me–I know because I’ve tried most of them and they are all in a box in my closet.
I have discovered something that does work:
Yes, this unsuspecting ridiculous blank scrapbook was the beginning of me getting the life I wanted. How?
It inspired me.
There was something promising about all that blankness waiting to be filled. The turn of every page was like starting life over again (and there have been plenty of times that I needed to start life over again!)
I began to write Bible verses and encouraging words. I wrote about my dreams and aspirations in life. I cut and pasted photographs and words from magazines that I liked. I dreamed, I wrote and I drew.
I created a picture of what I wanted and that picture motivated me to make the changes I needed to make.
Most people start the process on the wrong end. They try an external tool when what they need is an internal change.
So, if you want better organization, a better job, a better marriage, more fun in your life…
find your 80’s style spiral bound scrapbook,
find your motivation,
find your inspiration,
find where you’re going.
If you’d like to get started right away, you can download this printable Life Inspiration Board that I have created just for my readers. Just start writing whatever comes to mind. Don’t worry about messing up the page, you can print another one. 🙂
If you need a little jump start, you can also download the Life Inspiration Question Sheet. And don’t forget…
Next Post in This Series: Acceptance
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Photo credit: Stefan Gustafsson Photography
Hi reading your blog has been an inspiration and i have just printed out the life on purpose sheet to start with, i’ll also work through the weekly planner, then the meal planner. God Bless you! Esther Oturu
Kimberlee Stokes says
I am so glad Esther! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know.
Shirley Rose says
As I am reading about reducing your stress of over commitment, I realized what I need and want, to reduce my stress by owning less. Thank you and I will keep reading your words. Shirley Rose
Hi. I just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your blog, it’s terrific. Thanks!
Jennifer Latham says
Thanks so much for posting this, Kimberlee! I’m really looking forward to starting my own; I’ve been trying for a while now to come up with some sort of ‘creative’ outlet in my life and I think this may be just the ticket, sort of a journal on steriods!
One thing that has helped me recently is using Pinterest to post ideas and interesting photos that I find on the web. It’s a virtual version of the inspiration notebook. Whatever you use, have fun!