We’re only a few weeks into tackling 2017 like a boss, and it already feels like we could use a little extra motivation. New year, new diet, new workout plan, new challenges at work, and even all the inauguration feels: There’s no denying there’s a lot going on. That’s where the power of positive thinking can come in handy.
The ability to infuse daily life with an optimistic outlook often starts at home, where we wake up every morning and retire in the evening. A simple solution? The word yes. Finding a prominent spot for affirmation will help you promote positive vibes and motivate a make-it-happen mentality. So it’s time to put the vibe out at home as a reminder that you’re a yes person. In the end, it’s all about being open to what’s next and ready to say yes to life’s questions and opportunities, big and small. Think of it as a positive filter on your decision-making. Dinner with friends? Yes. A spontaneous road trip? Yes. That workout class you’ve been meaning to try? Hell yes.
Maybe this is the year to be a yes person, embracing an optimistic outlook by saying yes to life experiences wherever possible. And it all starts at home.
Ready to create your own house of yes? Scroll for seven rooms that reinforce the power of positive thinking in 2017 using the word yes.
In a dark, moody space, it’s important to illuminate positive vibes. Imagine taking a relaxing bath with the affirmation of yes in front of you: Who wouldn’t feel empowered? Those three simple letters infuse a dark room with a bold sense of optimism (and a healthy dose of fun).
Scribbling “yes” on a chalkboard (artistically, of course) is a great reminder to maintain an openness to life’s experiences. The kitchen is an excellent high-traffic location where you’re sure to encounter this positive message to yourself throughout the day, especially when you’re in front of the fridge. Can you stick to your new clean eating plan today? Yes.
If you’re willing to try to trick yourself into getting out of bed with a subliminal message, try a little yes in your bedroom. Whether it’s Monday motivation you seek or some positivity in your dreams, it’s always a good move to put out the vibe while you’re waking up.
There’s no shortage of moments of motivation on this eclectic bookshelf, but you can probably guess which is our favorite: the simple phrase “We never say no.” Never giving up, finding creative solutions to life’s complex problems, and having a can-do attitude are cornerstones of being your best self (along with your best shelf).
Henri del Olmo via Côté Maison; DESIGN: Amélie Vigneron
In this über-cool whitewashed living room, vibrant pops of orange add an optimistic edge. The calming effect of the bright white with the word yes at the center of it all just puts us in a positive state of mind. Should you take a moment to relax and recharge every now and then? Yes.
If you’re a person of few words, you obviously choose what you say wisely. The same principle applies to minimal décor. In a modern home, a little bit of “yeah” goes a long way to set a positive tone and a carefree, come-what-may vibe.
Saying yes to new adventures is what 2017 will be all about. If the future is a bit of a wild card, then we’ll be ready with an optimistic outlook, and we’re starting the trend at home. Let’s do this, 2017.
Are you a yes person when it comes to interiors? Sound off in the comments.