As much as a nuisance it is to my boyfriend, I love junk mail and I think you should too. When our letter box is overflowing with catalogues and take-away menus, I haul those beauties upstairs before he has the chance to chuck them. To me, that pile of papers is a gateway to inspiration and a guide to achieving my goals, both career-wise and on a more personal level.
Here’s why: I scrapbook. When I’m having a mental breakdown because I can’t control what’s going in my life or if I’m having a day when I feel like I can take on anything the world throws at me, I attack my magazines and junk mail with scissors and I stick those shoddily cut out quotes, dresses and holiday destinations in my scrapbook. Once I’m done, I put it away and I make sure to only look at it when I need a reminder of what exactly it is I want to achieve, whether on a day-to-day basis or in the future.