After the birth of my first son, my postpartum recovery left much to be desired. As I moved through my postpartum period, I was overwhelmed, exhausted and blindsided by my physical recovery.
Half of it was of course, personal experience. I learned a lot about myself and about motherhood with my first.
What Is A Postpartum Vision Board?
A vision board is a collage or collection of pictures images and words representing a person’s goals or wishes. Vision boards are intended to be inspirational and motivational.
A Dive Deep Into Your Desires
Your postpartum vision board is where you go deep and flesh out all of your deepest desires and dreams, goals and wishes and get clear on your values for the most foundational time in your parenting journey. You could also create a birth vision board if you have specific goals or wants for your labor and delivery.
A Visual Reminder
Your vision board is a physical and visual representation of your dreams and goals for yourself as a new parent. It will include words and images that keep your specifics at the front of your mind and evoke the feelings you are striving for.
I recommend adding pictures of you and words that resonate or come from your journaling to get the deepest and most lasting results from your postpartum vision board.
A Strong Foundation
You can also use your postpartum vision board as the foundation that you use to create your postpartum plan. As you are thinking about and preparing for each area of your postpartum plan, you can refer back to your vision board to make sure that your plan is in alignment. It will serve as a visual representation and reminder of your dreams and desires so that you can stay intentional and make decisions that fit your family and lifestyle.