When recovering from a traumatic life event, using a visual signal can be a powerful aid in your healing. Visual signals can be used to mark a point of transition, remind yourself of your progress, and even encourage you to take necessary steps to continue recovering. Here are some ideas for using a visual signal to support your recovery efforts.
Create a Visual Board
Creating a visual board can be a great way to remind yourself of your progress as you go through your recovery journey. Start by gathering a few inspiring images that represent the feelings and emotions you are trying to work through. Gather the images into a physical or digital board and place it somewhere you will look at it each day. When doubt, stress, or fear come up, use the board to remind yourself that you are on the right path.
Try a Mantra Wall
A mantra wall is a great way to remind yourself of your recovery goals. Start by gathering some motivating and inspiring mantras. Create a large wall hanging (or several small ones) that you can place throughout your home. Hang the wall hangings in areas of your home where you spend a lot of time, such as the living room, bedroom, or kitchen. Whenever you see your mantra wall, take a few moments to read the mantras and remind yourself of your recovery goals.
Make a Recovery Calendar
Making a recovery calendar can be a great way to track your progress as you go through your healing process. Start by making a list of all the activities, tasks, and goals that you need to complete for your recovery. Create a physical or digital calendar with these tasks listed on it. Fill in the calendar with due dates and check-ins for each task, and use it as a marker of your progress.
Design a Recovery Journal
A recovery journal is a great way to document your journey and help with healing. Start by brainstorming some inspiring questions, such as, “What does recovery mean to me?” or “What do I need to do to reach my recovery goals?” Use these questions as journal prompts to document your journey. As you continue on your path to recovery, look back at your journal often to remind yourself of everything you’ve accomplished.
Using a visual signal to support your recovery efforts can be a powerful tool for healing. Whether it’s a visual board, mantra wall, recovery calendar, or recovery journal, the key is to find something that speaks to you and helps to remind you of your progress. With a little creativity and determination, you can use visual signals to help you continue on your recovery journey.