Three weeks already in the new years…so what has been happening?
Well even though we may feel a little January blues, the beginning of the year can be a good time to refocus. I am not trying to bore you with resolutions even though I have nothing against them, I support anyone who want to make positive changes in their life, but i have tried to implement new intentions.
And since i do not want to repeat what happens last year, I want to start on a different note. I am determined to make 2018 a better year. I may not know what the future holds but i can embrace the journey in a more positive manner.
I have goals and I intent to make most of them happen. I believe the best way to do it is to specify them, install a plan to make them happen and keep a reminder to motivate myself to make them happen.
I was off work for the first week of the year so I took this time to make a two things I always wanted to try: a vision board and a bullet journal.
So I just wanted to to do a little post about these two. I am a visual person and i love writing, doing these two really help me.
One thing i know I will always go after is growth and I try to use everything that can help grow more and better. I just want to be the best and authentic version of myself.
Vision boards are simply a collection of pictures and quotes. It is a great way to motivate yourself through visualisation. They are a good way to remind yourself of your goals. you can even have an electronic one. You just put on it images that represent your goals and where you want to see yourself at the end of the year
You can also add quotes and words that mean something significant to you and that you need more of this year
I have categorised them to make sure I have to make my goals more specific. I have: career, health, self, money, relationships and spiritual. I am still working on the board but i have made a life map to brainstorm what i want to concentrate on this year.
Bullet journal are notebooks system that includes planning, list making, doodling and calendar. It is a mash up of a diary and calendar.
Nowadays there are companies that actually put out those types of diary such the happiness planner, for you to buy. They have already templates and list ready for you to fill. But you can get creative and make your own. In this case, the possibilities of lists and templates are endless. My journal includes:
- a purchase wish list for this year
- monthly calendar
- my written vision board
- a mission statement
- a life map
- a bucket list
- rules you want to live by in 2018
Pinterest is a great place to get ideas and inspiration and templates layout for journal pages. If you take inspirations there, you will notice that a lot of those journal examples have beautiful handwriting. But I will say, this is your journal and therefore your aesthetic.
To finish, i quickly want to share with you some of my intentions for this year:
Let go of overthinking and worrying
Speak Love, Speak Hope
Explore, discover and learn
Be consistent, Be intentional
Smiles, Hugs and LaughsLess TV, more Books