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You love reading inspirational quotes! Who doesn’t right?
When you’re shopping you always pause to admire motivational shirts and mugs. You’d buy them all if you could.
And you absolutely love saving inspirational quotes on Pinterest and can’t get enough of liking them on Instagram.
But, that’s not all, there’s so much more to using inspirational quotes every day.
It’s all about what makes an inspirational quote, so powerful and impactful in our lives.
I wholeheartedly believe that reading a quote can literally change your life. What else has the power to change your perspective, make you think, re-evaluate your life and actually be motivated to start making changes?
The best inspirational quotes motivate you to change your life for the better! There’s no limit to what they can encourage you to achieve in your life.
Plus, as much as we’d all like to read the best personal development books, most of the time you’re just not able to prioritize reading. But, with the best inspirational quotes by famous authors and world-changing individuals, you get the concentrated advice.
One time, maybe two, sometimes even a short paragraph, that takes you maybe 5 seconds to read. In those few seconds something powerful happens, the best quotes reach your soul and shift something intangible within you.
Have you experienced the power of quotes in your daily life? To help you change your life one quote at a time, here are 11 powerful ways to use inspirational quotes every day.
Ways to Use Inspirational Quotes Every Day
#1. Write them in your journal or daily planner
Do you keep a daily journal or a daily planner? If no, you totally should.
Or if you keep a journal, you can complete every journal entry with an inspirational quote. This works perfectly for bullet journals too.
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Plus, with quotes for every day of the year, you can easily find the perfect one online.
#2. Speak them to yourself as positive affirmations
An affirmation is a short positive statement that helps you to think more positively.
Anytime you’re dealing with a negative mindset or trying to stop negative self-talk, you can use an affirmation to defeat it.
Plus, you can use affirmations for success to change your mindset about anything and everything, including your money mindset. So many people have negative beliefs about finances, love or even relationships.
Here are a few quotes that are perfect affirmations:
- “More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” —
- “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!'” — Audrey Hepburn
- “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” — John D. Rockefeller
- “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” — Kathryn Stockett
Brighten your day and reinforce positive thinking by using quotes as positive affirmations.
#3. Share them on social media to inspire others
The best thing about quotes is that they were meant to be shared with others!
Don’t keep an inspirational quote all to yourself, but share it with your friends, followers and the world on social media.
That means repinning quotes that inspire and motivate on Pinterest, retweeting positive tweets and sharing any inspirational quotes on Facebook.
Social media has so many negative impacts on our mental health, why not be the person sharing positivity instead?
Plus, if you’re a blogger or business owner, a part of your social media strategy could include sharing relevant quotes. You can even create your own inspirational quote graphics using a tool like Canva.
#4. Focus on them during your meditation or reflection time
Do you meditate daily or what to start? Don’t let the word meditation scare you.
In very simple terms, meditation is all about focusing on one thing at a time. For you that can be a quote that you love, a quote with a message you need to receive.
For example, struggling with feelings of discontent and unhappiness, then find a quote about being positive no matter what, and meditate (aka focus on it) daily until you start accepting it.
If meditation is not for you, instead focus on a quote during your self-reflection time. You know that 5 or so minutes every day when you go over everything you’ve accomplished and still need to do.
Maybe you’re anxious and feel like you’re not making progress, use inspirational quotes like:
- “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out” — Robert Collier
- “It doesn’t matter how slowly you go so long as you don’t stop.” — Confucious
- “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” — Lao Tzu
Find more quotes just like this in 19 quotes that motivate you to start.
#5. Write them on post-it notes as positive reminders
The power that comes from using inspirational quotes every day is in being reminded of their message. In seeing it over and over again, until it sinks deep into your soal and you remember it.
There’s no better way to do this in your home or office, than with post-it notes! Plus, since all you need is a stack of post-its and a pen, it’s a cheap way to accent any space.
With your favorite inspirational quotes, grab a pen and start writing. You can leave them as reminders for yourself or someone else.
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Have small kids who need a confidence boost? No problem, write confidence-boosting quotes and leave them for them on their bedroom door or in their lunch box.
There are so many places to use inspirational quotes on post-its, including:
- Kitchen cabinets or fridge
- Bathroom mirror or door
- Office wall or computer
- Inside of a book, planner or journal
#6. Use quotes to decorate your vision or dream board
There are so many types of boards you can create to inspire your life. From vision boards and dreams boards, even to goal and action boards.
Have you created a vision board or dream board for your life? You really should!
The basics of these types of boards are that they’re a place for you to visualize where you want to be and to create a visual representation of your dreams and goals.
Vision or dream boards can be physical or digitally created with an online graphic design tool. Personally, I find creating a physical vision board to be a powerful experience.
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Having this board hanging in your office, bedroom or place of work serves as a reminder of where you’ve heard and helps you to activate the law of attraction. If you can see it, you can manifest it!
Use inspirational quotes on your vision board by writing them out on pretty paper, or click here to download printable vision board quotes.
#7. Create backgrounds for your computer or phone
With most of us spending 11 hours a day absorbing media and sitting at our desks on our screens, we need to use our screens for positively!
That means using inspirational quotes to create backgrounds for your computer, phone or tablet.
Don’t worry, this isn’t complicated at all. You can design beautiful backgrounds using free tools like Adobe Spark’s Free Wallpaper Maker or Canva’s Wallpaper Maker.
Create it, save it and set it as your new background. You can also find free inspirational desktop wallpapers on Wallpaper Access.
#8. Read quotes for a quick motivational boost
Any time you’re having a bad day or even just looking for ways to get motivated, read a quote!
Yup, using quotes every day is my go-to solution for feeling unmotivated and lazy. The entire reason I have so many blog posts on this site about quotes is that they’re all for me.
I’ve found that if I start my day out with positivity, I carry it with me through the day. And if I end my day with an inspirational quote, I go to bed feeling accomplished about the day.
So any time you’re feeling a certain way, find a quote that fits your circumstance or challenge and read it. You might even have to read a few, but it works!
Inspirational Quotes for Every Situation
For example, use inspirational quotes every day when you’re:
- Feel like giving up on your dreams or goals? Here are 45 Never Give Up Quotes.
- Need to move forward and can’t stop dwelling on the past? Here are 129 Inspirational Keep Moving Forward Quotes
- Thinking about quitting your job but not sure? Here are 132 Motivational Quotes about Quitting Your Job
- Worried your dreams won’t come true? Here are 118 Quotes About Making Dreams Come True
- Need to tidy up your house but feeling lazy? Here are 75 Marie Kondo Quotes to Motivate You to Clean.
- Dealing with criticism and not taking it well at all? Here are 50 Quotes about Handling Criticism.
#9. Make quotes as your own personal mantra
Do you have your own personal brand mantra? You should, like affirmations they are incredibly powerful use for quotes.
A personal mantra simple yet powerful statement that embodies what you stand for, who you are or even your mission.
I’m sure you’re no stranger to concepts like mission, vision, and values. How businesses usually create these all incompassing statements that represent the essence of who they are.
You don’t need to be an entrepreneur to use a personal brand mantra either. It works for businesses, and it can work for your personal life too.
Find a short line of a quote that you feel represents your “personal brand” and use it as your mantra. For this, you can also find lines from your favorite song, that counts as a quote too.
You could even take this farther and incorporate an inspirational quote in your personal mission statement.
#10. Use quotes to personalize gifts and hand-written cards
Although it’s a big old-fashioned, everyone loves receiving hand-written cards or personalized gifts.
With an inspirational quote, you can add a personal touch to a birthday, anniversary or thank you card.
Trust me, nothing is as powerful as the perfectly selected quote that says I love and appreciate you.
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Do you have a favorite teacher or professor in your life (or your child’s life)? Take a moment to find the perfect heart-touching quote for teachers.
Or even better have this short inspirational quote engraved on a personalized gift at Things Engraved, Things Remembered or even on Etsy.
#11. Create your own motivational clothing and accessories
Remember those inspirational t-shirts and mugs you’re always admiring? Why not create your own!
It’s super easy to use quotes to design your own clothing and accessories. Talk about a powerful gift for yourself and others.
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Printable Black & White Wall Art Quotes
Looking for an easy way to use inspirational quotes every day? I’ve got you covered! Get your free printable black and white wall art quotes that are perfect for your office, home, bedroom or wherever you need to find inspiration daily.
This free download comes with 10 high-resolution graphics, in black and white and features brushed ink letter detailing. They’re ready to print.
What do you think about inspirational quotes now? Aren’t there so many powerful ways to use quotes, not just reading, but allowing them to fill your life and day.
Don’t go another day without quotes to make things better, make you feel better and greater than you are.
Surround and isolate your mind with the power of inspirational quotes.
Take this advice and get started, write on post-its, fill your planner, create beautiful backgrounds and more.
How do you use inspirational quotes every day?