In The Moment's editor Kirstie Duhig says: "Welcome to our special New Year issue. I’m so excited to bring you your Vision Board Kit for 2020. This year, we want to encourage you to be purposeful and passionate, to deepen your connections with the people, practices and places that bring you joy. I find it helpful to begin with a bit of blue sky thinking – setting the ‘how’ and the ‘when’ to one side for a moment and allowing myself the freedom to just explore the possibilities.
"Of course, there are things I’d like to do that are not (for now at least) realistic, but I have found that being open can reveal ideas – and solutions – that I might not otherwise have considered. As a working mum, I know that my default response to adding to my schedule is ‘I’m already busy, how can I make room for anything else?’ but when I quieten that voice I have discovered that I can make a little space after all.
"Last January, after years of reminiscing about the acting and singing I did, and loved, until I left university, I added ‘singing’ to my vision board – on a list of things I love to do. It took me a while to find the courage but in September I joined our lunchtime office choir. It’s one hour a week. When I get to do something that’s just for me. And I love it.
"As with anything, I think it helps to keep in mind that a vision board is a work in progress, a tool to adapt and add to throughout the year – whether that’s to tick off a goal you’ve achieved (yes, enjoy that feeling), consign something to the ‘tried it, didn’t like it’ pile or pin up a shiny new idea. You’ll find our tips and inspiration to get you started in this issue. Happy vision boarding, and do let us know how you get on."
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In The Moment issue 34 is out now in the UK priced £5.99. You can find the magazine in most UK supermarkets and WHSmiths, or you can order a copy online here. Don't forget to check out our latest subscription offers too.
Read on to discover what's inside the issue…
Learn how to cope with emotional overload, discover 9 daily Ayurvedic habits to nourish and energise, love your body and discover fitness for every life stage, finding joy in failure and help your body rid itself of toxins using lymphatic massage.
Discover how to make your life more sustainable – one step at a time, find sanctuary in Medina Grillo's monochrome home, find how to have a phone-smart digital detox and learn how to manage financially when returning to studying.
Find out how to quit quitting this year, make a vision board that shines and embrace the healing power of creativity.
Explore the incredible Kihnu Island, discover the joy of a good staycation and find clarity with a silent meditation retreat.
Cover illustration by Alexandra Kern.