Yoga with Work Family
— Looking to explore more self-care methods
Influencers, readings and music that continue to drive me —
— Alexandra Elle / http://anothersunday.me/
Beautiful insights and imagery, taught me the importance of self care
— Mari Andrew / https://www.instagram.com/bymariandrew/
Lovely writer and illustrator, one of my favourite Instagrams that showcases her form of self-expression so simply and relatable
100 Days of Journey Maps
— Sally Chan / https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/100daysofjourneymaps/
I tried this 100 days challenge a couple years back with mind mapping, thinking of starting it back again but conflicted in merging it within my personal channel
Just love the process and dedication she had, routine is something I want to improve on
— Majid Jordan / The Space Between
My current playlist on continuous rotation, that cliché underlying album meaning of living in the present repeatedly embedded
“Keep creating and to keep staying in that mode and you know, hopefully, something will come out of that as a result.”
Feeling like this thesis scope goes way beyond a school project and starting to see it as a personal project. Almost as a secret thesis for my own personal growth.
Though not everyone goes through the same approach of self discovery and self care, I think it’s an important area that a lot of people can relate to in some way. At the core of this, finding a tangible one solve all solution is not the right direction.
We each have our differences in coping habits and techniques. Through conducting a number of qualitative interviews I’ve learned a lot about what others go through, some similarities in methods and some complete opposite behaviours. I’ve learned a lot about what works for myself over the years and through this small study have met so many wonderful people that were open to sharing their perspectives it’s contributed to helping me grow even more.
Thank you to those that have taken the time to share your stories and take an interest in contributing, I’m still hoping to continue this exploration further as an online journal. I’m always open to good conversation over tea, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
After a brief conversation with a friend I’ve decided to focus on my school thesis more towards my current professional goals, while tackling a just as impactful space I’m more familiar with. I think the best advice a professor told me in regards to my blue sky ideas was that I don’t have to change and disrupt the world all in one go. It’s all still a learning experience and this being a more exploratory area, though all for challenging myself, it’s more strategic to focus on building my technical skills within product design to keep within given deadlines.
How important it is to have balance. Throughout this process merging my technical interests in building a product in addition to understanding the self discovery and self care space, I’ve learned some things do not require much technicality at all.
Restraints and habits of users
— considering existing habits, routine behaviour, adaptability in schedule
Exploration sketch of a time based solution
An experience discovery, location browsing and self guide curation application made to value the importance of self reflection time for individuals by connecting and encouraging them to pursue nearby exploration opportunities.
(So many buzz words, let’s try again)
A mobile application designed to assist in curating self guidance journeys of suggested activities, locations and resources within local communities to embark on the path of self discovery.