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Monday, 16 April 2018

How I Use Pinterest To Better My Life

I am a pinterest addict. Upon first downloading the app a few years ago, I was a little sceptical. I didn't really get it. What was the point? Now I've fallen head over heels. Pinterest often gets overlooked as a website of pretty pictures, an aesthetic world without much purpose. This couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, it's one of the most varied tools available. You can pretty much use it for anything you can think of. Not only is it a great source of inspiration but also a space of learning. These are my favourite ways to use Pinterest, all of which have helped to improve my life in some way or another. You can find all of my pinterest boards at https://www.pinterest.co.uk/emmakatehall/.

1 // Interiors Inspiration

Pinterest is my go-to for interiors inspiration. I have a 'dream house' board filled with kitchen tiles and pink velvet sofas, luxurious headboards and colourful front doors. This is one of my favourite places to gather ideas about home decor. It inspires me to look at prints, colours and layouts in ways I would never have otherwise considered.

2 // Visualisation

What better way to make a vision board than on pinterest. It's so easy to search for relevant images. I make a new one each year and include things such as career goals, relationship milestones, places I want to travel to, experiences I want to have and people I'd like to meet. It's such a fun and exciting process. It makes me feel super passionate about carving out the life I want and gives me the motivation to work hard to get there.

3 // Motivation

Pinterest is one of my top places for finding motivational content. Sometimes that's just a quote written in pretty typography that makes me feel like I can face the day. Other times it's a list of 5 inspirational TED Talks. I love having a pinterest board to keep all of these things in one place. That way, whenever I'm feeling down or unmotivated, I can find all the tools I need to get me back on track.

4 // Journaling Prompts

If you're just getting into journaling, it can be difficult to know where to start. Journaling prompts can be super helpful. They provide you with a statement or question, which can be used to generate thoughts and opinions. There are tons of of these prompts available on pinterest for whenever you feel you need a bit of help.

5 // Travel Ideas

For travel, I use pinterest in two different ways. The first way is for when I have a specific place in mind. For example, I have one pinterest board dedicated solely to New York. On here I pin specific things I'd like to do there and ideas for photo opportunities. The second is my general travel board. On here I have an eclectic mix of all the places I hope to visit one day. From India to Australia. From Iceland to the Maldives. It's all there to inspire me whenever I plan my next trip.

6 // Workouts & Staying Healthy

Whenever I'm feeling a bit lost for a workout, I take to pinterest. I often know what part of my body I feel like exercising but am bored of my normal moves or fancy trying something new. I search whatever it is I'm feeling and discover loads of new exercises to try. This keeps my workouts fresh and stops me from getting bored and giving up altogether. The same can be done with healthy meals. I particularly like finding healthy vegan dessert recipes!

7 // Blog Photo Inspiration

If you struggle with photo composition, Pinterest is your new best friend. I have a whole board dedicated to flat lays as they're something I really struggle with and something that I really should dedicate some more time to learning. It's filled with beautiful photography by other bloggers and gives me lots of ideas as to how to style a photo or what props I could use to fill up empty white space.



  1. I have decorated my whole house with the help of Pinterest, it is so helpful!

    Danielle xx

  2. Pinterest is so amazing.. could never be without it!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com


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