Write down and acknowledge your milestones and achievements in 2016. Then start formulating your vision for 2017. In this post, I share my process for planning my year ahead and 11 steps how to make a vision board.
Congratulations to the five winners of the Downsize with Style online course, a self-paced learning experience to start living with less.
Even if you are planning a room makeover or would like to learn a powerful method to visualise your abstract ideas, this course will bring you great benefits. It is based on my 5-step process to downsizing with style and includes brand new content about preparing and making a mood board. Additionally, it will give you the freedom to start wherever you prefer. What’s great about this course is that you can dip in and out of the modules any time you like and as often as you want.
Visiting the studio of Australian artist Janet Laurence, I found myself in a cabinet of curiosities.
Mood boards are fantastic tools to rediscover your creativity and to visualise your abstract ideas. They will help you gain clarity about your project and communicate your ideas to others – your family, friends, or an interior designer. There is no necessity for any design knowledge to create a mood board. All you need it an open mind and the courage to embrace this creative process.
Over the past couple of years, I heard many people confess that letting go of their things, their emotional items, is one of the biggest hurdles, if not the biggest issue to overcome when downsizing their homes. More and more clutter had built up in their houses until they couldn’t get their head around it anymore. The consequence was procrastination.
Unfortunately, many people have the propensity to claim it on everything and everyone else except themselves why they can’t start to sort out their stuff. They avoid making a decision, which would mean stepping out of their comfort zone and embracing the unknown. On top, dumping things unconsciously in your home will lead ineluctably to more clutter.