Pinterest is sweeping the online world by storm! We liken it to a series of online bulletin boards. You can "pin" things you find while surfing the web to your Pinterest boards, and organize them into various categories. Websites, recipes, images and ideas can be quickly "pinned" and easily organized, along with the link to the source for easy reference later, if needed. You can also follow others (and they can follow you), and re-pin each others pins, growing your collection even more.
Pinterest is becoming a bit of a "guilty" pleasure in some circles, with many women embarrassed to admit how much time they spend pinning. If you're a closet Pinterest fan, take heart. As long as you're not neglecting your family, your work, and your own self-care, we've found it to actually be a fun and empowering pastime. Let us explain...
Dreams: We all have dreams and goals for the future. Think of Pinterest as an online dream board! You can create as many boards as you like, and give them any title. Your dream vacation can come alive, your kitchen remodel can start to take shape, and your bucket list can become more visual. The possibilities are endless!
Creativity: There are projects for DIY'ers of all skill-levels on Pinterest. I used to be quite a crafter, but as so often happens with life, I had moved on to other interests. Opening my Pinterest account woke up the crafter inside me. The question now is what to create first?!
Passions: The thing about passions is that oftentimes we're afraid to commit (and fail). With Pinterest you can create your passionate endeavors in pictures first, explore them from a distance, and try them on for size. Heck, Pinterest is a passion in itself! When it feels right to take the next step in your goals, and eventually it will, you're ready to dive in and make it happen. It may not be today, or even tomorrow, but when you’re ready the inspiration will be there!
Inspiration: Speaking of inspiration, there's no shortage of it on Pinterest. From art to fashion, decorating to photography...I say pin whatever speaks to you...The fun, the interesting, and the silly! When you're feeling stuck or bored, visit your Pinterest boards and you'll feel energized, renewed and inspired by the pictures, colors and textures you love.
Self-expression: Whatever your interests, whatever you love, whatever catches your eye, can be pinned to your boards and shared with others via Pinterest. One popular item pinners pin is their decorating ideas. There's also art, jewelry, fashion, and more. Not only does sharing your personal preferences express your style to others, it clarifies it to yourself, too. Turns out I like the warmth of wood floors and the casual feel of painted cabinetry. I prefer country living to city-life. I'm a sucker for a good quote and baby animals. How about you?
Self-discovery: You might just be surprised to discover a new interest through Pinterest. For example, it had never before crossed my mind that it was possible to make your own cleaning supplies or personal care products. Turns out there's people doing just that! Whether to save money, or avoid exposure to harmful chemicals, many are pinning their recipes and formulas to their boards and it caught my attention. It's something I plan to try soon and I'm ready with my instructions for an all-natural microdermabrasion application (guaranteed to make my skin glow), a natural body moisturizer (chemical-free, fragrance-free, color-free and preservative-free), and several recipes for homemade hand soap, window cleaner and laundry detergent. A few less toxins on my body and in my house suddenly sounds like a good thing.
So don’t hide your passion for Pinterest, in fact, we say pin with pride! And please follow Soulspring Groups on Pinterest for empowering ideas, inspiring words, our favorites from the web, and the products we love! Feel free to comment, repin, and @mention us if you think run across something you think we’d love.
Sister of Soul
Soulspiration of the Week:"I pin because it makes me happy."