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woman-holding-Vision-BoardSome people find creative projects helpful while working on their mental health. One such project that many find useful in creating a vision board. A vision board is something that can be wholly unique to you. You can use a large poster board, canvas, or simply paper. Then you can use old magazines or newspapers to cut out images or words that represent something to you. Take the time to make it personal. The things you attach to your vision board can be symbolic, so do not worry about other people’s understanding. This is your project, and the more thought you put into it, the better it will help you journey through healing and recovery.

Create Goals

One great reason to make a vision board is it can help you to establish goals fully. Think about that job you have always wanted. That college program you want to participate in, or even that vacation you want to take. Maybe one of your goals is to use positive affirmations every single morning after you wake up. Put this on your vision board. When we put our goals down on paper, they suddenly become real. We can look at what we are working toward every day.

Stay Motivated

When we set high goals, we can sometimes get discouraged. We may feel like we are simply never going to reach those goals. We face relapses or mental health setbacks. When these things happen, we feel like we are failures, that we did not do what we wanted. We may feel unworthy of such great futures or goals. This is when our vision board can be crucial. We can look at the amazing goals we have set and then take the time to recenter ourselves and get back on track to achieve those goals.

Creativity tends to have positive effects on many people. Our creativity can become an outlet to express emotions or feelings that we struggle to put into words. Creating a vision board can be an expressive and fun way to create goals. Hang it up on the wall and look at it every day. Here at The Guest House, we understand that taking that first step to recovery can be difficult. It can be hard to see past your addiction, trauma, or mental health issue. We are ready to help you. Call us today to learn more about our different treatment options at (855) 483-7800.