MAKE A VISION BOARD
A Fun Way To Self-Motivate!
Vision boards like this one are great inspirational tools and can really help remind you of your goals. Having visuals that correlate to how we feel, what we value and what we aspire to achieve can help keep us motivated. And, they're also fun to create.
The process of putting one together can often be cathartic. Many times I've found that assembling a board has even helped me brainstorm additional ideas. Vision boards help us see the big picture but they can also help us appreciate the minutia of what it takes to achieve that goal.
There are so many creative ways to design your vision board. Pinterest is a great place to get ideas and examples of formats or styles that other people have used. I have also found that taking a walk through my local craft stores or even through the park can yield some surprising results.
Other inspiration hotspots to try:
Fashion / Home Decor Magazines
Discover the Power of Journaling
Awareness Through Self-Reflection
This is an excellent time to either begin a journaling practice or prepare for a fresh start in a new one. Writing down our thoughts and feelings can be an incredibly powerful tool of self-awareness. Journaling can help put our ideas and thoughts into perspective. It can also help us understand ourselves, recognize patterns of behavior and even see the possibilities we may not have had without such reflection.
But Where to Begin?
There are many ways to begin a journaling practice or gain more insight from your current one. It's important to understand first what the goals of this practice are? Are you a writer that's looking to establish a daily writing habit? Are you trying to work through or process a difficult time or emotional trauma? Maybe you just need a daily or weekly mental download, a place where you can simply sort it all out. A journaling practice can be anything you need it to be. If you are trying to make the process more productive, add structure by using a theme or answering a particular question.
If you are feeling a little sad or anxious you can reflect upon memories that brought joy and inspiration to you. Explore what elements of those experiences made you happy, etc. Continue on with things that you learned, either about yourself or about the world and explore the impact that had on you. If you're ready to explore something that didn't work out as well for you, ask yourself some questions like, "What did I learn from this?" Without internalizing blame, think about ways you can move forward from those experiences. How we process our experiences influences the way we think and make decisions. Journaling can help us sort through the mental chaos and ego to delve deeper into more significant meaning and value.
Use journaling as a tool of self exploration and organizing your thoughts. Some other ideas for moving forward in your practice would be:
Considering where your true strengths and skills are and how you can use them to fuel your own empowerment.
What am I naturally good at?
Exploring the coping mechanisms you've acquired during challenging times and how you work through stress.
How do I cope with my stress? Are these methods working?
Take the time to write and discover more about yourself. Your writing can be a powerful tool to set your intentions as well as understand the person you are evolving into.
|The Water Oracle|