I’ve recently come to a crossroads in my life, in case you haven’t been able to tell. I recently rejoined the Weight Watchers community and am well on my way to getting my health back on track after a stressful two years in the workforce. I’ve always put my career first, even if that was at the expense of my health.
So stupid and so shortsighted.
You literally only have one life. I’ll never forget what made me get my health back on track, and it was actually something my brother said. He is currently studying to become a nurse (question mark? He also is an EMT and basically just very…healthy lol) and he wanted to practice taking blood pressure without a machine. I dutifully handed over my arm and he was like,
“Tor. Your blood pressure is high.”
He’s a guy of few words. So for him to say that was not cool, it meant it was probably VERY high and that I had to do something about it.
That Saturday, I was back in the Weight Watchers meeting room that I left two years ago and felt like I was coming home again. I fell REALLY far off track but I’m so happy to be back on the plan and have already felt a noticeable difference in how I feel since that Saturday.
So where does my vision board come in? Maybe it’s the impending change of seasons, but I just feel a tangible shift in the air and I want to maximize what I get out of it. Vision boards are the perfect reminder to keep in sight on what your short or long term goals are in a realistic way. To be honest with you, I’ve never made a vision board before but now I am a BELIEVER.
Making one? So simple. Grab a bunch of magazines, a piece of cardboard, some wrapping paper, and get to work.
- Flip through your magazines and get to cuttin’. Anything that speaks to your soul or your vision for what you want for your future. For me? That’s all about health, wellness, and determination to take the reigns of my life
- Take your cardboard and cover it with pretty wrapping paper. I went with white paper because I wanted a super clean slate for my pictures to really POP
- Arrange your pictures and plan out how you want your whole shebang to look, and then tape ’em down
You’re done! Rocket science, but it’s the cathartic process of identifying what images really speak to you that makes building a vision board so successful. It’s literally YOU time to figure out what matters to you and where you see your life going.