Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Life Lately + Vision Board Tips

2018 did not start well for me. Just a few days in, I found myself in a dark place. While everyone was picking their word of the year, I was fighting off depression. Thankfully I had a couple people praying for me, and you know prayer changes things. Now I'm feeling so much better.








You see, I've been so stressed lately. I've got a lot on my plate and the stress of it all has worn me out not just physically but emotionally as well.


One of the things I'm realizing is how important self-care is. I'm always preaching that you should pamper yourself and take time out for you, but somehow I get so busy running around trying to take care of everything that I end up neglecting what's most important.


Now, I don't mean to sound selfish at all. But if momma ain't happy then nobody's happy. Right? Besides, if you don't love yourself you can't really love others. Loving myself means being sure to take time out for me to get refreshed and rejuvenated. I simply cannot keep putting it off.


One way that I'm making myself a priority is by doing a vision board. Vision boards help you visualize your goals. There's something about seeing your goals every day that serves as a reminder to keep on working toward them.


Here are a few vision board tips for creating your own masterpiece.







Vision Board Tips



1. Save your magazines. I have quite a few free magazine subscriptions and I like to save them throughout the year. That way, when I need them for my vision board I have a lot to choose from.


2. Gather your supplies. You really don't have to spend a lot of money on this. You just need a glue stick and poster board that you can get from any dollar store.


3. If you want to be fancy, you can get scrapbooking papers and add them to your vision board for more color and creativity.


4. Let your thoughts flow. What I like to do is pick out magazine words and pictures that speak to me and build my vision board from there.


5. Lay out your words and pictures first. Take time designing it the way you want it to look. Then, glue in place.



I'm actually excited about what this year has in store for me and can't wait to see my goals come to fruition!


How is the year going so far for you? Are you planning to make a vision board?


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15 comments

  1. I am sorry you went through what you did. I will keep you in my prayers too. I don't have a vision board yet, but with your tips I am ready to make one. Great post.

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  2. I'm happy you're no longer depressed and that you have people on your side praying for you. Vision boards can definitely get your year off to a positive start.

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  3. I'm sorry to hear you started the year off with being depressed, Glad you are feeling better though. I am not doing a vision board, but have some plans in place. I have been struggling so hard with the loss of both parents in the same year. Every day I just try to go easy on myself. One foot in front of the other, and I am making certain to not neglect myself in the process. Here's to a great 2018 for all of us.
    xo Shelly

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  4. I am glad that you are getting and feeling better. I have a vision book that I have started for this year but I do have an older vision board that I need to revisit. Great way to focus.

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  5. I'm glad you're doing better as of late and I will say a prayer for you as well. But I've always been a fan of vision boards as well. Great tips!

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  6. I'm so glad you were able to come out of that dark place. Many people truly don't understand how detrimental it can be, but when you have the right love, support, and prayer, there's nothing you can't overcome. I think a vision board is a great tool to have something to work toward and something to keep you focused during those times. Praying that the rest of your year will be amazing!

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  7. Vision boarding has been the thing since the new year started and I am loving all of it!

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  8. Glad you are feeling better! I definitely agree that self-care is important. You can't pour from an empty cup and it's time that we reclaim our peace.

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  9. I was feeling the same way. I think the holidays start so early now, I end up with a big crash right after. Glad you're feeling better.

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  10. I'm glad that you are out of your dark place! I know and pray the rest of your year will be a great one! Thanks for the vision board tips! I definitely plan on making one soon!

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  11. I've never done a vision board. I thought I would get to it this year, but it was a wonky start for me as well. Maybe for February to plan the rest of the year out! I'm glad that you got from under that episode, and that you have praying friends and family!

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  12. I made one last year but not for this year. It didn't actually help me. So I just let it go. Not for moi lol

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  13. I'm so glad you are feeling better. I still have not made a vision board for this year. Thanks for the tips!

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  14. I think as black women we get use to carrying the world on our shoulders. Its normal for us to carry our stress and everyone else's too. I hope that you're able to find new methods of coping and keeping your spirits up. Thank you for your transparency because I believe we all have our own crosses to bear and sometimes we tend to think we are the only ones going through it, but we aren't.

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  15. Girl I had a ruff start to my new year too. I even injured my arm badly. I was down but I am back.... I did a vision board as well. Well it is my same one from last year but I updated it. I love the tips.

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