GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 6 - Page 95

Create your own mood board! By Lena Fäustle from Mahalolena.com Moving to a new city is scary. When I first moved to Amsterdam, I needed a way to deal with the daily chaos that comes with relocating to a new life. So I developed a technique to get my thoughts out of my head and onto the table. I started compiling my ideas into a visual composition of images, quotes, postcards and small objects, called a mood board. My mood board is a collage of anything that I find inspirational or useful for achieving my goals or documenting my life and mood. The purpose of a mood board is to explore new ideas, get in touch with our intuition and remind us what is important in our lives abroad. What you put on your mood board reflects who you are, how you feel and gives insight into your emotional rollercoaster. Hang your mood board somewhere you can see it so that your goals are always present; this encourages ideas and motivation.