Instant comfort! In a box!

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When you’re feeling blue, wouldn’t it be great to reach into your pocket and pull out a little comfort?  Well you’re in luck!  Try this little DIY “comfort box” craft.

What you’ll need:

A small empty cardboard box (like a match box or jewelry box)

Markers, paint, pens

Decorations (glitter, magazine clippings, little photos)

Scissors

A positive message

 

Directions

1.  Decorate the outside of your box with things that make you happy (glitter, magazine clippings, photos, drawings)

2.  Inside the box, write a positive message to yourself like “You’re worthy.” or “You can do this.” or “Everything will be okay in the end.  If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”  If you prefer, you can use a favorite quote like “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated” – Maya Angelou.  Also, try giving yourself some self-love with a message like “Today I want you to think about all that you are instead of all that you are not.”

3.  Put it in your pocket and take it out when you need a little boost

There are a bunch of these on Pinterest and Etsy for sale (and inspiration)!

Share your work with us!  What messages do you use to help get you through the day?

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