Here are 8 Common Room items to keep you motivated

Is it too early in the year to already feel discouraged or exhausted? Finding ways to get motivated if January already felt too long is nothing to be ashamed about. We won’t judge. Coming back from end-of-the-year slow down, when we tried to finish the previous year frenzy free, the first month of the year can feel like a shock to the system. 

So whether you’re already in a slump, slowing down, or simply need a daily pick-me-up, here are a few Common Room items to help motivate you. 

Jeepney Signage by Popjunklove 

Remembering why you do what you do is one way to keep you going. These Jeepney Signages—“Kumakayod for my fur baby”, “Working hard for my inner child”—are not just giving us nostalgia feels, but also remind us why we keep persisting when things get tough.

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Inspirational Sticker Packs by 3am Craftter

Stick these reminders on your work notebook, in front of your desk, or somewhere you can easily see them, especially when you have to tackle something that makes you doubt yourself. Remember, you are enough.

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Patches by Fine Time Studios

When the going gets tough, keep going. Building your resilience is essential to learn how to bounce back from difficult situations. Sew this patch onto your bag, jacket, jeans or other piece of clothing as a simple reminder or badge of honor. 

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Printed Cork Coaster by The Cork Project

Have your coffee or cocktail with a side of encouragement or inspiration. There are many printed coasters  from the Cork Project (“Prove them wrong,” “Make it Happen,” “You Got This”)  so we’re not surprised that they’re one of the bestselling Common Room products from last year. 

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Stickers by Mako Micro Press

During those times you’re uncertain of yourself, what you’re comfortable with, and how you want to be treated, learn to trust yourself. Hey, you’ve made it this far. “Trust your boundaries” is a good reminder from the Work series of Mako Micro Press, another bestselling Common Room brand that’s certain of its POV.

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Keychains by Louise Ramos

Get motivational reminders even  when you’re taking your keys out with this keychain from artist Louise Ramos. Don’t we all want to be able to “do what you love, love what you do”?

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The Outland Creative Enamel Pins 

Fear will always be there, especially in creative pursuits. As Elizabeth Gilbert writes in Big Magic, “because creativity asks you to enter into realms of uncertain outcome.” So, let’s deal with that fear of failure (among many other fears we hold on to) and “be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

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Hopencourage Magnetic Bookmarks 

Reading books connects us with the rest of humanity, letting us know we’re not alone in our heartbreak, hopes, loss, obsessions, and delights. It can be a comfort. Even bookmarks we slip into our beloved books (like these magnetic ones from Hopencourage) can offer a small consolation.

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As you make your way toward your goals this year, finding comforting words and motivation in the small details of everyday life can make the journey less lonely and more joyful. 


Written by Mabel David-Pilar
Mabel has been a writer and editor for many publications, including fashion, shelter, and food titles and a book on the most endangered Philippine trees. She spends most of her time writing, illustrating, stalking Common Room’s online shop, and making ferments. Together with her sisters, she co-created to celebrate fermenting in the Philippines.