This last week was quite challenging for me. It included yet another Valentine’s Day spent as a singleton whilst surrounded by all my loved up friends and family. It’s always around this time of year that for me there is a lot of navel-gazing and self-reflection. That’s not a bad thing per se but there can be a fine line between self-reflection and sinking into depression and feelings of inadequacy. A friend of mine encouraged me to create a vision board for myself which would set out all my personal and professional hopes and goals. To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect but actually the exercise couldn’t have been more apt for me at that point in time! I felt inspired looking through magazines, cutting out pictures and words and seeing the vision board come to life. The feelings of inadequacy and fear started to fade as excitement and hope replaced them. My friend said to leave space on the board to continue adding to it during the course of the year but I figured I could just create a new one! It’s now got a prominent spot in my bedroom so I see it first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Often times, it is one person’s actions or words that provide inspiration for another person. Sometimes, however, you need to be or create your own inspiration to encourage yourself. This vision board exercise did exactly that for me, and continues to do so every time I look at the board. I would encourage everyone to get involved in the vision board exercise and for some tips on setting goals for the vision board, use this template from Innovation22, it’s awesome!Wearing: T-shirt – Tomboy; Jeans – Zara; Sandals – Zara; Bag – Zara; Sunnies – ASOS; Earrings – H&M (available in pink)
Have you tried creating a vision board? Did it work for you? Shout in the comments below!