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How to create a vision board

How to create a vision board

If anyone else is as obsessed with Pinterest as I am, then you’ll already understand the premise of creating a vision board, even if you don’t realise it. Both are aspirational spaces where you gather together pretty visuals of things you dream of having, making, doing and being. What’s different about a vision board is that it’s a physical thing, and more bespoke than a pinterest page. It takes you back to the childhood and teenage joys of cutting out pictures from magazines and making collages. Sounds like fun, right?! What’s the point of a vision board? A vision board is a collage representing the most important things you want in your life – a focused collection of your hopes and dreams. It’s a way to visualise your ideal life, which in turn helps you to create it, by making your more determined and open to opportunities. It also makes you really consider and crystallise what it is you want, and how you’re going to get it.   How exactly you create your vision board is up to you, but here are some pointers to get you started: Decide what to include You might be overwhelmed at first with all the choices of things you could possibly put on your board, so take some time to browse image collections and magazines and choose things which jump out at you. You can always discard later. If you’re a list-making type, then it might help you to write down your most important life goals. These can be short term or long term, from getting a promotion to buying a house of your own. It might...
6 signs you’re experiencing a quarter-life crisis

6 signs you’re experiencing a quarter-life crisis

So just what is all this talk about quarter-life crises? Is it another moan of the “too-soft” Millennial generation, those culprits of horror stories of youngsters taking their parents along to interviews and living with their parents until they’re at least 35? If you’re a twenty-something sailing the good ship Independence on rather rocky, stormy seas, it can seem better, beneath the superior gaze of – well, our superiors – to just keep quiet and sail blindly on, working a definitely-not-dream-job, wondering what the hell your ambitions are and worrying about when you might, if ever, be able to get a foot on the housing ladder and perhaps start a family. Then join the club! Fortunately, there is a Crazy, Beautiful Life waiting for you. But before you can start navigating your way to success and happiness, You need to know your demons, so here are 6 signs that you are experiencing a quarter-life crisis. Which ones do you identify with?   1. You’re often bored at work. In fact, you’re secretly procrastinating right now. You work to scrape together a living, but it’s not the glittering career you imagined for yourself. Or you’re progressing up the career-chain, barely pausing for breath, wondering how you ended up doing what you’re doing and doubting that it’s actually what you want. Either way, you spend most of your time trying to be someone you’re not. By the time you get home, you just want to flop and watch TV for an hour, then suddenly it’s bedtime and you’ll just do the same thing again tomorrow.   2. You go into physical panic mode...

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