Are you having challenges keeping up with being healthy and achieving wellness? Do you have persistent thoughts about how you feel about your health that keep creeping up on you? In my personal journey back to wellness, I was stuck on how I felt about my state of health. It was in 2009 that I started to use the tool of collaging to get myself back on track.
Collect old magazines and ask for magazine donations from others to get started. This is an activity you can do alone or in a group. It is powerful when you do group collaging. There is power in a group. Have a collaging party, as they are absolute fun!
You will need 2 sheets of 8 x 11 paper, a glue stick and scissors. Start by cutting out pictures that represent how your health feels like to you currently ie It feels like I am overweight, it feels like I am not flexible, it feels like I am inactive. Assemble the cut out pictures on the sheet of 8 x 11 paper with the glue stick. Take a look at the collage and realize it feels like and looks like this, but it is not so. Share this collage and what it represents to you, with someone close in your life and then, let go of the feelings connected to the collage.
The next step is to cut out pictures that represent your ideal feeling about your health and state of well being ie Yoga pose, someone jogging, weightlifting, running a marathon. Assemble these pictures in a collage. These pictures are a reflection of your new vision on health and wellness. Look at the collage and breath in this new vision. Take this 2nd 8 x 11 paper collage and share this with 2 more people close to you in your life. Then put this collage up in a room where you can look at it everyday. This activity causes a shift from an illusion to a new reality.
Collaging is an activity that can be used to address any issue that you are facing with regards to your health. Specific feelings can be addressed in specific collages. Start collaging and watch the old negative thoughts and feelings around health disappear. Embrace the new healthy you and more importantly, feel great about taking action. If collaging can help with your health and wellness, then why not do it? You have much benefits to gain.