Being mindful has become an important practice in every day life for me. However, with the lazy days of summer ending soon and the craziness of the new school year, I wanted to create a reminder for myself. I often take on too much because I love interesting projects and helping others. However, sometimes these ideas and commitments make me feel overwhelmed because I want to do everything at once. After a wonderful talk with one of my oldest and closest friends, the advice she gave me was to create a visual reminder of what I love to do and what activities are most important to me when I am not working or writing.
When I received the email from Canvas Factory to create this post, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to create my visual reminder! We often get so caught up with to do lists, getting errands done, working, etc and realize at the end of the day that we didn’t spend that quality time with our family or friends like we had planned to. After creating this design on Canva and creating the canvas through Canvas Factory, I felt good knowing that I could have this important reminder on a daily basis.
What is important to you?
As parents, we live busy lives so we need as many reminders as possible to stay grounded and enjoy the small moments. This canvas, which I placed intentionally in my bedroom is a constant reminder of what I love to do and what’s most important to me.
Creating your own canvas with easy with Canvas Factory. You can create your own image, use a photo or choose from different options on the website. Or even better, have your child draw their own picture and then scan the picture to create a canvas!
Check out the canvas I created years ago using a children’s book quote here.
A Family Activity
Sit around the table with your child at mealtime and discuss what they would put on their list for a mindful canvas. What do they like to do when they aren’t doing homework or in school? I am sure their list would look different from ours but it can be a great way to reflect and understand your child’s perspective in what’s most important to him/her. Instead of a list, ask your child to draw a picture that represents what’s most important to them. This can also be a beautiful reminder!
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Disclaimer: A coupon code was provided to me by Canvas Factory so that I could create my own canvas free of charge. This is a sponsored post and my opinions and ideas are my own.