Vision board to inspire new start

 Recently I made this video on how it's never too late to start againIn the video (at bottom of post), I discuss how something small can be your new start. I think sometimes the small things matter more than we give them credit for, and when we put all of the small things altogether, they can result in something much bigger. It can be the tiniest moments which get us through the day-to-day. Small new starts are less intimidating, they are manageable and taking the small steps moves us closer to bigger things.

A few nights ago when I went to bed I felt like my world was falling down. Everything was crumbling and crashing to the ground, and there was nothing I could do to save it because I too was crumbling. The next morning, I woke up, ready to take those pieces and sellotape them back together. It's time to rebuild what I thought was broken.

So after hiding out in my bed for days, binging The O.C, and chasing my emotions in a circle of sadness, guilt and disappointment, I decided it was time to drag myself out of bed and face the world which I'd been attempting to ignore. I started taking the small steps to start again.

If like I did, you need that new start, here are some of the little things I'd recommend doing:

- Have a cup of tea. Tea usually helps.

- Shower. Somehow, it changes everything.

- Create a vision board, or revise the one of you've got (full video on that here)

- Get out of the house. It's easy to become a willing prisoner in your own home when really some fresh air and new surroundings will do you a world of good.

- See or talk to a friend. I went for a coffee with my friend and remembered what it is to laugh again.

- Exercise. Go for a run, do some yoga, or maybe just have a good stretch. Move your body.

- Meditate (I've got a full blog post on meditation apps here), because mind workouts matter too.

- Spend some time organising. I got out my bullet journal and started planning future blog posts and writing projects

- Write a list of things you're grateful for. There's always more than you can imagine which should make the list.

- Write a list of things you're proud of. Remind yourself of how far you've come (it's further than you think).

- Make some future plans,  give yourself something to be excited by.

- Decide where you want to be, plan your next step. Just do something towards it, no matter how small. Spend 10 minutes minimum working on it. Something is always better than nothing, and as soon as you start something, it's easier to get going.

- Change your bedding.

There are a million ways to start again, big and small, you just have to decide to do it. It's time to make your way out of the woods.