So you don’t have hallucinogens to utilize your free time for self-discovery. It happens. It happens a lot. So what is one way that you can truthfully analyze your life, your goals, and your dreams, while being sober? This can be simply achieved by a constructing a vision board.
I’ve had this on my to do list for over a year and finally completed mine only a few weeks ago. My board would probably be different if I had created it back then, however much of the same principles would be there, as I have in the board that I just created. My guess, is that I’d have way more material goods in there, supporting the dominant, competitive ego lifestyle. Simply put it: house, a pool, supermodel, truck, and some new outdoor recreational goods. By no means are those bad to aspire to, I’m just saying that my values are now different.
After completing my vision board exercise, I did not realize how much travelling, learning and volunteering meant to me. I came to the conclusion that I have a lot to catch up on. I realized that I’d like to live more in life, than have an amazingly paying job, that requires many hours away from home or living. I realized that I have way more potential with my life then just doing the 9-5. One thing that hit me–is when I’m on my deathbed–by no means am I going to say “remember that time I closed that deal? That was fun.”
I wasn’t exactly expecting the results that I had. I’d recommend doing this activity for anyone, in any age group. It was certainly fun and I was able to work on it, while watching movies and hanging out with friends. I noticed that certain phrases definitely have standout power, amongst the text that they’re a part of. By creating a vision board, I was able to know what my real values are.