I am old school. Always have been, and probably always will be. Yes, I have a website, and yes I blog. And people think I’m really techy…but to be honest – I get help with all of that. I prefer the old school way. I make my hand written notes, I do my writing with paper and pencil, and then I edit with a pen. I don’t keep a calendar on my phone, I prefer my agenda book. I make to do lists daily in my moleskin journal. While I do understand the world of technology (#1 because it is the age we live in and #2 because I have had to learn it to grow my business) I genuinely enjoy removing myself from technology.
This brings me to something that I sincerely enjoy doing each year. A vision board. Now, you’ve probably heard of a vision board or some variation of one, but it is as simple as a space that your future goals and ideas are stored in a visual way.
From a young age, I have had a vision board. It has morphed over the years and changed as I have grown and matured, but it has always been a place where I put my hopes and dreams. As a teacher, I do similar type projects with my students each year to help them reflect on the past and plan for the future. The benefits of a vision board are whatever you make of it.
So the next snow day, or the next Saturday night without plans, (does that even happen?) grab your family and get creative. I am not giving a ton of direction for this, because it should be what you want it to be but here are some recommended supplies to get you started:
Cork board or poster board of some sort, push pins, magazines, stickers, washi tape, photos, crayons/markers/colored pencils, shaped scissors, and anything else to embellish. Oh, and there are vision board kits you can look into if AC Moore/Joann Fabric isn’t your style. But in my opinion, it’s more fun to be creative.
I hope that this vision board is a way to plan, reflect, and grow. And above all, spend time together away from our digital world.