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Beyond the Board: Mapping Your Mental and Emotional Journey

We’ve all heard of Vision Boards, and some of us have even created a few over the years. It’s normal to visualize the life you want for yourself and the goals you want to achieve. But have you noticed that those things are typically tangible? The house, the car, the promotion at the job, the marriage, maybe even a baby! All are goals aimed at your version of happiness and feeling good about yourself and the life you’ve created. When was the last time you visualized how you want to show up for yourself mentally and emotionally?

Let’s do things differently this year by visualizing who we want to be instead of what we want to obtain or achieve. Looking within, who is it that you want to be this year? The thing about self, whether it’s your self-identity, self-esteem, self-love, or self-awareness, mastering yourself is a lifelong and ever-changing process. Having a firm sense of who you are as a person is a vital part of your overall well-being. It can also help provide clarity, direction, and motivation for setting goals and achieving them, which can help you obtain the tangible goals on your vision board! Therefore, it is important for you to continue to check in with yourself to identify the improvements that you want to make mentally and emotionally. Visualize the version of yourself that makes you most happy, and then make a conscious effort to show up as that version every day. Look inward to discover that mental happiness. How does that look? How does that feel?

When visualizing the person you want to be, and the work you need to do to become that person, here are some topics to consider as starting points:

     – Are there any emotions that you have an unhealthy relationship with, such as anger or sadness that you would like to release yourself from?

     – What does self-care look like for you? Look for a variety of ways to care for yourself.

     – What about your relationship with others? Try discovering different ways in which you can show up for others, mend those broken and unhealthy relationships, or release yourself from those unhealthy relationships.

Remember that you deserve to focus on yourself the same way you focus on other things and oftentimes times other people. You need you – your whole self, your well self, your peaceful self! When you visualize goals and desires for your life, always consider the most important piece…you!

If you want support on your mental and emotional wellness journey, we have skilled therapists who would love to help. Call Isaiah Counseling & Wellness today!

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