The Power of Writing Your New Years Resolutions on a Custom Canvas

In this video by Mary Morrissey, life coach, author of 2 best selling books and founder of Life Mastery Institute, she explains the power of writing down your goals & dreams backed up with scientific studies. With the new year upon us, we all understand how sometimes one can feel pressured to have a “New Years Resolution” that involves some big old transformation or life change. Along with that, comes the fear and doubt in the back of our minds, “What if I don’t succeed?”, “What will my friends think of me if I quit?”, “What if it’s too hard?”. We are here to help you! Writing down your goals on a custom printed canvas that YOU designed will tell yourself that you made a small investment to reach a bigger goal. Also, you can hang it somewhere you will see it everyday and be reminded- in style! You can print an old photo you like of yourself if you want to lose weight, use a code word, photo or symbol that only you know what it stands for, or simply type your goal(s) or inspirational quote out with a fun text and background, for example: “Positivity” if you are striving to be a more positive person. The possibilities are endless once you commit to believe in yourself and your ability and creativity!

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Design Your Own Family Rules Canvas

custom family rules canvas

So the title of this article is family rules canvases, but rules denotes a sense of conformity rather than a community of collaboration. To more accurately describe this post, I would like to say that the family rules, suggested below, are more like family ideals. With ideals, there is a broader sense on how to evaluate a situation rather than automatically obeying a given rule. A custom canvas can be a decorative reminder that all family members can refer to when judging for themselves what is the positive action to take when interacting with the family unit.

Brainstorming a Family Rules Canvas

When brain storming family rules, the list can get super long with a lot of don’t dos and do lists. It is good to verbally discuss these ideas, but the list may be really long for wall decor. You want the list to be simple so that it doesn’t take 5 minutes to read the whole thing. After brainstorming all the family rules, you can generalize them into family ideals. Here are some to help get you started.

My happiness is your happiness

Laughter is the best cure

Thoughtfulness comes from the heart

Be Thankful

Respect is shared between all no matter now big or small

Designing a Custom Family Rules Canvas

Since there may be a lot of words on the canvas, it is best to choose a simple background of one color, a color fade, or wash. Our design tool provides these types of backgrounds or you can upload an image of your own. To make the canvas more interesting, you can do each ideal with a different font. By varying the font size and type, the look will be more eye catching. Also, make sure that the font color and the background color has enough contrast to really make the letters pop.

A Positive Spin: Family Rules vs. Family Ideals

When presenting ideals such as “Treat others out of love,” or “See each day with grateful eyes,” there is a positive value that actions can be based off of. Ideals help frame a way of behavior that is a productive rather than reinforcing behavior around a negative action. Rules such as “Clean up after your self,” or “Don’t whine” are more like commands that give attention to a bad behavior which needs to be corrected. When the ideal is presented, those little negative actions will correct themselves without having to be laid out strictly as the “don’t do this” style of family rules. Give your family rules a positive spin and seeing it every day on your wall will create a good vibe for the whole family! :)

Family Rules Canvas Ideals

Good luck and happy designing!

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