Vision boards are a beautiful way of visualizing what you would like your future to hold. What you would like to be doing, who you would like to be with, where you would like to be, and how you would like to feel. They are something that is trending right now among the millennial and spiritual community, as a way to "manifest" ones future. While I don't believe that we have the power to control the future (only God does) I do believe that it is wise to take time to meditate on where we are on our path, where we desire to be and how we might get there.
Vision boards are a reminder to us, of who we are striving to become and of what we would like to accomplish. Our family actually has one up in our dining room at home! On it are pictures of family, friends, and role models who have impacted our life. We also have our core family values; lists of places we would like to travel to; scripture; and quotes. Up on the board we have photographs of the day that Kyle asked me to be his girlfriend years ago and meaningful mementos. We haven't posted up all of our hopes and dreams however the board is a simple reminder to us of the type of people that we'd like to come and of our mission in life. Every time I pass by it I feel energized and renewed.
Have you ever made a vision board? If not, I encourage you to! It can look however you want, it doesn't have to look like ours. Some people are quite literal with theirs - pasting on images of a house that they would like to live in, car they would like to drive, a child (as a symbol for desiring one of their own), a symbol for health, etc. All of these things are fine and good however I challenge you to take it a step further and really think hard about your future. Our time here is short and is not going to last forever, we should enjoy life but also leave a legacy. What do you want yours to be?
How we begin our morning sets the tone for how the rest of our day will go. When we begin our day with intention, the rest of our day will follow suit. That's not to say that frustrating things aren't going to happen (coffee spills occur and no one can predict traffic) but that we can at least do our part in trying to set the tone.
We all go through seasons in life when things feel particularly chaotic at home and at work. A change in career, the addition of a new family member, or a big move for example, can leave us feeling as if our whole world has been turned upside down and our routine thrown out the window.
Giving every item in your kitchen a home from your wine stopper to your Kitchen Aid mixer is the key to maintaining an organized kitchen. There is no question about where something goes after your done using.
Setting goals for yourself is a great way to get there but its important that when coming up with your goals that you make them attainable (a.k.a. there's a chance that you will achieve them).
Perhaps its a mistake that we've made, criticism that we've received, a looming decision, or general self-doubt, all of these things can lead us to becoming stuck in our head. We become so worn down and fixated on an issue that we are unable to shut our minds off or to see the issue from another perspective. We find it challenging to focus on anything.
It’s easy to view these boundaries as burdens, as robbers of fun however when we stay within in them on a consistent basis, we learn to love the authority that they encourage. We have a sense of peace.
"I've learned to have the mindset that nothing is too precious", she explained. If a piece isn't working out she'll subsequently go over it or throw it out. She doesn't feel the need to hold on.
Over the past year by doing a little problem solving and prep-work we've been able to minimize some of our kitchen waste by implementing a few practices.
Coffee shops and our phones are just a couple examples of distractions or "noise", that we encounter on a daily basis. This "noise" can disguise itself in many forms, from physical possessions and interior spaces, to the thoughts that we play on repeat.
The high that we get when we gain new followers or receive dozens of likes, is hard not to give in to. In this day and age with the use of social media so interwoven into our lives, it is vital to set up some boundaries in order to maintain a level of wellness.
Friends, it took me a long time to get to this point. For most of my childhood and early adult years I was a complete pack-rat. I would hold onto clothes, gifts, home décor accents, and family heirlooms that I no longer used, desired, or needed for fear of three things.
Vision boards are a beautiful way of visualizing what you would like your future to hold. What you would like to be doing, who you would like to be with, where you would like to be, and how you would like to feel.
One of the biggest pieces of advice that I give to people when they are feeling completely overwhelmed is to take a few breaths and create a to-do list.
One of the side-effects that I've noticed about decluttering is that the more you commit to it, the more you are committing to a life of health and wellness. Think about it.. When we declutter our homes we are actively removing the things that we no longer use and that no longer benefit us.
This 362 square foot home is tucked inside the quiet, artistic streets of Venice, California and is home to Whitney Leigh Morris and Adam Morris, along with their two pups and baby boy, West... By only having what they use and love, they are able to make their small space work. Whitney's motto is that: you don't have to live large to live beautifully.