Tips on Staying Motivated…And Other Helpful Information


I am going to assume you’re here for one of two main reasons: you follow my blog and have picked up that I post every Monday OR you are looking for ways to stay motivated.  I know this is outside the scope of this blog, however I’m going to share anyway.  This is something I have struggled with over the years, causing me to miss out on a lot of opportunities.  In the last year with Emerald Lily I have had my ups and downs with staying motivated.  I don’t even know if I should be posting this being that the struggle is still very real, but hey, I made a commitment to post weekly blogs and bi-weekly videos so here it goes.  lol  These are a few things that have helped me stay on track.

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How I Used My Decorated Mason Jar


I saw a meme circulating through Facebook at the beginning of the year about writing positive things down on a piece of paper and putting it in a jar.  Then at the end of the year, you read everything and it shows you just how great the year really was.  I thought it was a cute idea, but I already have a glass half full type of attitude so I shared it and went on about my way.

A few weeks later I’m approached by a friend who saw this same meme and decided to put a spin on it.  She’s making a basket for someone and in it she wanted to put a mason jar filled with nice things about her friend from all of her friend’s friends.  Get it?  Anyway, she asked me to decorate her jar (pictures at the end of the post).  I was pretty darn pleased with it and my friend was in love.   Her plan is to get pieces of scrapbook paper and write on the blank side.  After it’s folded, the pretty side will make the jar super colorful (but, knowing her she will settle on all black).  I had so much fun making this that I decided to do one for myself.  Watch the VIDEO on how I did it on my YOUTUBE channel, then come on back here.  Go on now.

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