Earlier this year, Red Lotus Mama Nicole and I took a wonderful workshop aptly titled "Happiness Bootcamp: How to do a Vision Board and Keep Resolutions." I took away so much from this 2-hour class, but one of the things that stuck with me is this idea of putting together a mass vision board that includes hopes, thoughts, goals and ideas for ALL of us.
But instead of listing out traditional resolutions, coach Stacie Somers suggested finding a THEME for the year. Words or a simple phrase that you will strive to achieve, and build your vision board around them. I loved this idea. Resolutions are so finite... and so breakable. But a THEME can grow and change over the year.
But how do you FIND your theme? Here is an exercise that we did with Stacie to figure it out.
1- Re-Write these questions down using your dominant hand (your normal writing hand - for most of us, the right hand.)
2) Answer the questions writing with your SUB-dominant hand (for most, the left hand)
Crazy, huh? But using your "other hand" triggers parts of your brain that you normally are not using and really helps with figuring these things out.
1) How do I want to experience the world this year?
2) What do I yearn to have more of in my life?
3) What do I need in my life?
4) What was missing from my life last year?
5) What would it feel like to have these missing things in my life this year?
Now, did you notice something in your answers? A recurring theme or words that stick out more than others? Use those to create your personal theme. It can be one or two words, it can be a phrase... but use that to build your vision board and guide your year.
Without getting too personal, for this year I chose two key words: Energy and Clarity. Two things I'm striving for and working to achieve in many different aspects of my life this year. As far as my actual vision board is concerned, I will admit that just like me, it's still a work in progress....
Staci's Happiness Bootcamp was a free event held at Bliss 101 in Encinitas, CA. If you are local I highly suggest "liking" thier Facebook page for more information on upcoming events.