“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Motivation is the driving force for executing behavior, and it is the reason why we do things. It’s a complex combination of the following factors:
One of the components of the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) is “volition,” which is the motivation for choosing to engage in occupations. Volition shapes values and interests and plays a role in the success of completing tasks.
One thing I love about Occupational Therapy is that we are constantly working toward what clients want to achieve and incorporating that into treatment through environmental adaption, education, and skill development.
Motivation is required for the following complex occupations:
A vision board provides inspiration and a visual to track progress and set goals. A vision board offers clarity and a map of life direction. It’s wholly individualized, and there are no right or wrong answers.
A vision board is a perfect intervention for an Occupational Therapy practitioner because it can improve motor and executive function skills in one session.
The first step to creating a vision board is to ask open-ended questions for reflection, such as:
The second step to creating a vision board is to gather the materials. You can create a vision board digitally, but here is a supply list for idea generation:
*Don’t forget scissors, glue, markers, crayons, Sharpies, colored pencils, etc.
Some of the categories you can add on your vision board are:
Grab a piece of paper or poster board, and get started! There are no right or wrong answers, so be as creative as possible. The sky is the limit, so ready to manifest some pretty amazing things! Let me know in the comments how your vision board turned out.
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