I noticed a trend among Pinterest and the blogging community of something called a vision board. After reading a couple articles, it made sense. A visual representation of your goals for the year that can be hung up where ever you are most often.
I am a visual learner in so many ways. For me, this "board" would give me a way to be able to look at my goals for 2017 all year long. A creative and visually appealing motivator, this seemed like a brilliant idea to me.
I sorted out my family's old magazines and got to work. I set my new bullet journal out in front of me to keep me on track of my goals and then got creative. I looked for words that revolved around my goals, and eventually I was able to look at my board and see overall what I wanted for 2017.
Spending time listening to records and crafting in my room gave me time to think. Very similar to how I make conceptual mapping notes for my classes, this vision board was my concept mapping of 2017. I was opened up to seeing how my goals all fit together and what I really meant by each goal.
Take care of my body. I want to eat healthy and gluten free in order to reduce the inflammation in my joints. I am focused on getting to a point where I look at my body and love myself. That has been difficult because my body has been swinging back and forth between athletic from ballet to barely 115 to having a normal adult woman's body. I'm not trying for perfection, but for self confidence and happiness.
Getting my body into a simple routine with food, sleep, school, and mindfulness, I'm hoping to improve my overall health. Many people refer to it as self care, which is very descriptive, but I call it growing up. Taking care of yourself so that you are the best possible person you can be is one more life skill that I intend to acquire
This is the best I have been physically when going into a semester of college. I plan to make this not only my best semester yet, but my best year.