How to Put Together a Self-Care Vision Board that Works for You | Big Girl Interrupted

A lot of people think that self care is selfish but it's actually the opposite. When you take care of yourself, you're able to show up better for the people and things you love. Self care is different for everybody but there are some general things that can help you get started on creating a self care routine that works for you. 

One way to start is by creating a self care vision board. This can be a physical board that you put up in your room or office, or it can be a digital board that you keep on your phone or computer. Either way, the goal is to fill the board with images and words that represent what self care looks like for you. This can include things like taking a bath, going for a walk, journaling, meditating, eating healthy foods, or anything else that brings you joy and peace. 

Creating a self care vision board is a great way to get clarity on what self care means for you and it can also be a daily reminder to practice self love.

What should you put on a self-care vision board 

A self-care vision board is a powerful way to visualize your self-care goals and create a habit of self-love. To make a self-care vision board, start by collecting images and quotes that inspire you to take care of yourself. You can find these online or in magazines. Once you have a selection of images, begin arranging them on a board or piece of paper. As you arrange the items, think about what your ideal self-care routine would look like. What daily habits would you like to adopt? What mental health practices would you like to integrate into your life? How can you show yourself more compassion and love? 

As you work on your self-care vision board, be sure to keep your goals realistic and achievable. Remember, the goal is to create lasting changes in your lifestyle, not to set yourself up for disappointment. When you're finished, hang your vision board in a place where you'll see it every day as a reminder to take care of yourself. You can also incorporate your vision board into a journaling practice by writing about your goals and dreams for self-care each day. By taking the time to create a self-care vision board, you're taking an important step towards improving your mental health. 

What are the benefits of a self-care routine 

A self-care routine is a habit that you practice daily to take care of your physical and mental health. It should be something that you look forward to and enjoy. A self-care routine can help improve your mindset and habituate self-love. When we make time for ourselves, it sends the message that we are worthy of care and deserving of love. Just like any habit, it takes time to develop a self-care routine. But the benefits are worth the effort. 

A self-care routine can improve our mental health, help us stick to healthy habits, and provide a sense of stability in our lives.Journaling is a great way to get started with a self-care routine. It allows you to check in with yourself, reflect on your day, and set goals for the future. As you journal, you may find that certain things help you relax or make you feel good. These are the activities that you should focus on including in your self-care routine. You might also want to try setting aside some time each day for yourself, even if it’s just 10 minutes. During this time, do something that makes you happy or relaxation. This could be reading, taking a bath, going for a walk. 


“How we care for ourselves gives our brain messages that shape our self-worth so we must care for ourselves in every way, every day.”
-- Sam Owen

What are the benefits of self-care on your mental health 

We all know the benefits of self-care on our physical health, but what about our mental health? Just as we need to exercise and eat healthy foods to stay physically fit, we need to engage in daily self-care activities to stay mentally healthy. Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.

Although it’s often used as a catch-all term for anything that feels good, there are many different types of self-care, and not all of them are equally effective.The most important thing to remember is that self-care should be a habit, not a one-time event. In other words, it’s something that you should do regularly, not just when you’re feeling stressed or burntout. When practiced regularly, self-care can have a powerful impact on your overall mental health and well-being.Here are some benefits of self-care on your mental health: 

  1. It can help reduce stress and anxiety.
  2. It can improve your sleep quality.
  3. It can help you cope with difficult emotions in a healthy way.
  4. It can boost your mood and increase positive

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What are some great self-care activities to put on your vision board 

One of the best ways to take care of yourself is to develop healthy habits. But habit-forming can be hard, and it's all too easy to fall into unhealthy patterns. That's where a vision board comes in. By taking the time to create a visual representation of your self-care goals, you'll be more likely to stick with your habit-forming goals. And what better way to start habit-forming than with some self-care activities? Here are some great self-care activities to put on your vision board:

Take a relaxing bath: Add some soothing aromatherapy or add a few drops of lavender oil to your bathtub for a relaxing experience.

Exercise: Taking care of your body is an important part of self-care. Choose an exercise that you enjoy, whether it's yoga, running, or lifting weights, and commit to working out 3-4 times per week. You'll feel better physically and mentally when you make time for exercise.

Make time for yourself: Whether it's reading a book, taking a yoga class, or going for a walk in nature, find time each day to do something that brings you joy. And don't forget to put your phone away. 


 Creating a self-care vision board is a great way to start taking steps towards better self-care. It can help you to focus on what self-care looks and feels like for you, and it can be a reminder of the things that make you feel good. If you’re ready to create your own vision board, let’s get started! There are a few different ways to do this, so choose the method that works best for you. You can either create a physical board that you put up in your room or office, or you can create a digital board that you keep on your phone or computer. Either way, the goal is to fill the board with images and words that represent what self-care.

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