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If your phone doesn't have a motivational lock screen or wallpaper you are wasting a massive opportunity to super charge your life. I mean seriously the lock screen is prime real estate. You can't tell me I am the only one that has the "bad" habit of looking at my phone every few minutes? 

Side note about bad habits, they can be just as hard to break as good habits are to make. 

Right now, I am focusing all of my energy on breaking the bad habit of negative self talk. I am exploring various methods to create a more positive, reaffirming and loving internal speech for myself. 

Which got me thinking, what if I could "hack" one habit to assist me in changing the other? What if I could take a bad habit and make it good?

That's where my thoughts found me last week. Can I change something about this habit to check my phone's lock screen fifty times a day to make it more positive? Can I create a custom wallpaper to infuse positivity and motivation?

What if every time I checked my lock screen I could see a positive affirmation that contradicts a negative self talk thought?

So I set about creating my own custom motivational lock screen wallpaper.

Find Your Motivation

The first thing you will need to do is figure out what motivation, affirmation or quote would you like to see every time you reach for your phone. For me I am trying to change negative thoughts and beliefs into positive ones. I wrote a list of my most harmful negative thoughts and looked for contradictory statements.

If you are struggling to come up with your own motivational quotes or affirmations, you can use google images or Pinterest. I have a quotes board you can check out if you need inspiration.

The key to an effective quote is to keep it simple and make it personal.

Find Your Screen Size

You will need to find your phone's particular screen size. I did a quick google search to find mine. I found this website to be helpful in determining my iPhone 5s screen resolution. If your phone isn't on the list just google "{your phone model} screen size" and you should be all set. 

Arrange Your Apps

One other thing I did was rearrange the apps on my phone so that I had a decent amount of space to make my wallpaper effective. I arranged my apps so that there were only to rows of apps on each "page". This left a decent blank space between the "page" apps at the top and the home bar apps at the bottom.

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Screenshots - Lock Screen and Home Page

I used my phones screen shot ability to capture the lock screen and the homepage to use as guides while designing my new motivational wallpaper. 

Use Airdrop (Apple users) or email the screen shots to upload them to your computer.

Create Your Wallpaper

I use both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create my phone wallpapers, but you can use any image editing program that you are familiar with. 

Using your program of choice, be it Illustrator / Photoshop / Canva / PicMonkey etc create a new file with your phone's screen size dimensions ( iPhone 5s = 640px X 1136px).

Next, you'll want to bring in your lock screen and homepage screenshots to use as guides. You can do this in Adobe Illustrator by going File > Place > screenshot.jpg . Line up both screenshots either side of the canvas or board as they are called in Illustrator. 

Now we can create a background for our quote. You can create a background a number of ways but you don't want a background that is too busy and will compete with the quote. The point of this wallpaper is to get your message into your thoughts every time you look at your phone.

I chose make a solid block colour for my background using the rectangle tool (m). Next I wrote out my motivational quote, picked a font I liked and using the screenshots as guides I aligned the text to be positioned between the apps on the home screen. 

A note on fonts, be sure to choose a font that is easy to read. We want our mind to be able to quickly and easily absorb the information at a glance. 

Transfer To Your Phone

The final steps are to save your new motivational wallpaper, transfer it to your phone and set it as your wallpaper and lock screen.

To do this save the file as either a .jpg or .png to your computer, then either Airdrop it to your phone or email it to yourself.

Once it is on your phone go into your phone settings and change your wallpaper to your new image.

Change It Up

Finally you can change your wallpaper as often as you like to increase motivation, inspiration or personal growth. You can also create two different wallpapers one for the lock screen and one for you homepage.

You want to change your screen every so often so that the brain doesn't dismiss the information as redundant.

Follow My Board

If you like free inspirational and motivational wallpapers for your phone just follow my Phone Wallpapers board and save the ones that speak to you.

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