CREATE YOUR VISION BOARD
What is a vision board?
A vision board is is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. This goal can be anything from losing weight to changing the design of a room to creating a life that you love!
Its so easy to get inspired and enthusiastic about a goal and go at it full-speed and then a couple of weeks/months later it tapers off. A vision board is about reconnecting with your hearts desire on a regular basis, helping you to stay on track.
Take your time
You might find that it takes a few weeks to make your vision board once you start reflecting on what it is you really want to achieve. In fact I would recommend that if you've only got a few minutes each day to yourself that it will take a few weeks or so.
What do I need to make my vision board?
There are two ways to make a vision board. You can either make a paper version or an electronic one. A good place to start for an electronic one is www.dreamitalive.com.
A paper-based one is very easy to make. All you need is:
- a large A3 sheet of card
- some magazines or images printed from the web
- your imagination
Tapping into the goal you want to achieve.
1 - Flip
- Flip through the magazines and cut out any images that resonate with you. If you look at it and think 'yes!' then cut it out and put it to one side.
2 - Sort
- Next, sort through the images that you've cut out and discard any that don't make you feel inspired or energised. This means that the images you're left with really speak to you - they look exactly like the image you have in your head that you want to achieve.
3 - Positivity only!
- The idea of a vision board is about positivity. You're not going through the images comparing yourself and making yourself feel worse. This is an uplifting exercise and so any pictures that make you feel bad don't include!
4 - Create
- This is the best bit. Putting your ideas together on your paper that makes the most sense to you. The picture above is a vision board that I created and i've grouped it into section that mean something to me. Ideally I'd put a picture of you in the middle... so if you have one of yourself then use that.
I've worked out what my core desired feelings are and I've used those as the centre point on my board.
5 - Glue
Once you're happy with how you've collated your vision board images the next step is to glue them down. You can also decorate your VB if you want with things that mean something to you. Perhaps you like feathers or glitter pens or sequins... the world is your oyster :)
6 - Hang it up
Lastly, i've found that the most effective way of using a VB is to keep it where you'll see often. This means hanging it up in the kitchen or bathroom or bedroom. It also means hanging it up where sticky little kiddie fingers can't touch them :)
Throughout the whole time you've been working on your Vision Board you'll have been thinking about your goal, refining it, mulling it over and what you'll end up with is something that truly means a lot to you. Your personal goals are so very important in reaching day-to-day happiness and a vision board can help you stay on track.
I'd love to see how you get on and what you come up with so come on over to the Facebook page and show us what you've created... don't be shy - you're an inspiration!