On my last post, I talked about letting you in on a secret on how to go about planning for that much needed vacation whether or not you think you have the means to. Well if you are reading this it means you have committed to making a change concerning this issue, I am so very proud of you! Well done!
So today, we will talk about mood boards and how to create them. For those who do not know what this is it’s a type of collage consisting of images, text, and samples of objects in a composition. They may be physical or digital, and can be “extremely effective” presentation tools (definition obtained from Wikipedia).
Now that we all have an idea of what a mood board is, we shall now go ahead and do one. The whole essence of this exercise is to create an inspiration board on where we would love to go. This is usually the first step I get my customers to do, I ask them questions, which ultimately enables me to know what their likes and dislikes are. From the information gathered, I create a mood board for them consisting of places and activities that would interest them.
The first step is to collect images of what we would like to do, while it is easy to just Google for images you can as get cut outs from magazines or anywhere else, it does not have to be 100% digital. For the sake of this presentation we shall use Google images, however I will try as much as possible to do a video to showcase how to incorporate both aspects.
The images collected are based with what my likes are, what kind of activities I would love to do while on vacation, what kind of feelings I anticipate from my vacation and so on.
My ideal vacation has to have amazing scenery, a lot of greenery, serene and private; the weather should not be too hot either. In addition to that, there has to be engaging activities, presence of a gym and a pool. Amazing food and animals should be visible from the hotel.
Something to note is that your present state, mood and disposition dictates what kind of a break would interest you. From my above description of interests, it is obvious that what I ultimately require is relaxation; this could be because of exhaustion (current feeling and situation) and personality (which is usually inclined on the need to reflect). It is therefore important to have your current mood in check, as it will greatly influence your mood board.
My mood board would look like this.
Well there you have it step one is complete.
Photos courtesy of: www.sopalodges.com