Visualise the life you want to live – and love

We love a moodboard here at The O&A - we believe they are a life changing tool that will help you think creatively about your future - and start to make that happen for you.

Surrounding yourself with images of how you want to live your life - who you want to be, your career goals, the relationships you really want and where you want to be - is a really powerful of saying this is me - and this is what I want. Your energy actually changes - you find it easier to focus on those goals and truly achieve a happy high-vibe life.

In addition, the very act of creating your vision in this tactile way (cutting out images, gluing them or pinning them) helps your brain start working in a different way and sparks your creativity.

Try it… we promise you will love it. 

Four steps to create your moodboard

Summer is for enjoyment, for lying back and letting the muses of imagination and invention descend upon us. Embrace the wonderful energy around us; the healing energy of the sun and the starry transformation of the long nights.

For The O&A Founder, Katy Theakston, a seasonal self-care go-to is to create a Moodboard.

“I love the quiet act of focusing on my self and my goals. I gather miscellany that inspires me – cut-outs from magazines, words & images. I light our beautiful Abundance Crystal Candle and get creative, knowing that all this rumination will spark the calling up of energy needed to create new happenings”.

moodboard on table with candle and smudge stick

Ok… let’s get creative
  1. Start thinking about different areas of your life and put these in order of importance… you might find it easier to print these off and you can move them around a little. But this does all go into the pot of thinking about you, and how you would like to live.
    Relationships, finances, work, travel & adventure, creative expression, health & body, possessions, spiritual, home and special intention.

  2. Collect materials & miscellany. You could start gathering things that inspire you - things that you are drawn to. Cut-outs from magazines, cards or postcards, words or sentences from book or songs that somehow move you. Think about photographs, pictures, patterns, colours and textures - they all have a place here. Take your time with your gathering; give yourself time and a little space to think about the changes you would like to make. There will be all sorts of material at the workshop to add to your gatherings to help you create a moodboard that will work for you.

  3. Create a space that you feel comfortable and creative in. Seasonal blooms or twigs will be great for some natural energy. Add other talismans that help you settle into yourself – like a crystal or stones from the beach to ground yourself. Turn off your phone, turn on some mellow music, light a candle – our Abundance Crystal Candle would be perfect for this ritual.

  4. Start creating a moodboard with everything you have collected by sticking them onto a pin board or large piece of paper.

Your rumination will spark the calling up of energy and magic needed to start new happenings.

Happy moodboarding!



"I light the Wellbeing Crystal Candle every time I have one of those exhausted end-of-day baths, and the gentle scent immediately makes me feel relaxed. Fifteen minutes later I'm all recalibrated and centred."

Sophie B