Making Your Book of Awesome

Book of Awesome

What is a Book of Awesome?

I just love a good Book of Awesome. But what the hell is one? A Book of Awesome is your personal source of positivity, inspiration, motivation and reflection. Essentially it is a book you have created and stored all kinds of things that inspire and motivate you when you’re feeling a bit down.

Just the act of creating the book can have positive benefits. It gives us the opportunity to focus on the positive and great things that are happening all around us. We too often get caught up in the negative emotions allowing them to consume us for extended periods of time.

What sort of book should I use for my Book of Awesome?

This is entirely up to you. My Book of Awesome is an A5 Yellow Moleskine Notebook. I love yellow. I love it a lot. What is most important when it comes to selecting your book is that it’s something that you’re attracted to and makes you feel happy and positive when you see it.

Try to make sure it’s relatively practical for your purposes so you will actually use it, both in terms of adding to it and looking at it. Other than that, it’s your book, there are no rules 🙂

What do I put in my Book of Awesome?

Wow, there are so many things you could put in your Book of Awesome. Some ideas include:

  • photos
  • quotes
  • images
  • notes to yourself
  • positive affirmations
  • goals
  • thoughts
  • stickers

Basically, anything that you find motivates and inspires you is a great thing to pop into your Book of Awesome. Really make it your own. Decorate it with all the things that make you awesome and the world around you awesome.

(Mine may contain stickers of cool little ninja superheroes!)

When do I look at my Book of Awesome?

Often! Well, whenever you feel like you need a bit of a pick me up or you’re wondering what on earth you are doing and everything feels just a bit crap.

The whole idea is to have something that makes you feel positive and inspired when things feel like they’re getting away from you. Will it solve all the problems of the world? Pretty unlikely but it might be just what you need in the moment that you think you want to throw in the towel. It’s definitely a great resource to have.

If you’ve made yourself a super Book of Awesome, we’d LOVE to see it! Stop by our Facebook page and send through a happy snap of you with your Book of Awesome 🙂 Yay!