Happy New Year, 2017! May your year be full of love, happiness, abundance and prosperity! As I type this, it’s 4:30 AM on New Year’s Day and I am jet-lagged after a 2 week jaunt through London, Rome and Amsterdam. It had been a while since I had been on holiday, and it was awesome to go back to Europe because I got to spend the days doing my favorite things- late breakfasts with my boys, walking everywhere, taking tons of pictures, and spending entire days at some of my favorite museums like the Victoria and Albert in London, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam (I will share pictures from it in another post). It was a complete reset and I am so excited for 2017! 2016 was a good year for me and I learnt a lot but it was also a year of (seemingly unending) learning. My goal for 2017 is to implement what I learnt, and to have fun doing so!
So, I started with a vision board of what I want my 2017 to have more of. If you are unfamiliar with vision boards, do read this post and this one that I wrote sometime last August on how and why these visual tools are great for keeping your goals in sight. I compared my vision board for personal goals from 6 months ago (below) to the new one (above) and there are certain common themes such as to travel more, and to explore my creativity to the fullest but this year, I also want to set up a regular volunteering schedule, and to create more opportunities to enjoy the company of friends and family.
And this is where vision boards show themselves to be the truly fantastic tools they are! I can see the shift from an inward, processing-my-emotional-baggage (ha!) frame of mind, to a more at-peace, and ready to look outwards mindset over the last 6 months. The point of the post is this- if you’ve been feeling indecisive or confused on what you want to focus on or maybe you know already and want to lay it out, or you want to see your resolutions in a more visual format, create a vision board for yourself. It’s an effective reminder that allows you to rise above everyday stresses, and focus on the bigger picture. Have a fantastic year, my dears, and welcome back to Collectivitea! – Priya
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