i purchased two new books over the weekend, the fire starter sessions by danielle laporte and the happiness project by gretchen rubin. i'm very excited to start reading both of these books. as i was thumbing through the fire starter sessions, there was one particular quote that stood out for me...
knowing how you actually want to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have.
generating those feelings is the most creative thing you can do with your life.
before reading this quote, it never occurred to me to first think about how i want my life to feel and then think about the things i will do to attain that feeling in order to create the kind of life i want to live. i always thought about the "do" first - what do i need to do, what actions do i need to take. enter the monthly moodboard. every month (every first monday starting in june), i will create a moodboard which will depict in visual form how i would like to feel. my aim is to select images that help me set realistic goals and convey a feeling. i'm hoping this exercise will serve as a visual reminder to ensure that my actions are aligning with my vision.
this is how i would like to feel in may: inspired, calm, and grateful; acquired through:
- getting lost in creating
- healthy eating and cooking
- practicing kindness and taking care of myself
- lots and lots of inspirational reading
- slowing down to enjoy life and all the little details
what does your may moodboard look like? is there anything you're hoping to accomplish this month?