So today I am going to write about Vision Boards.
Every year I lay out goals for my business, my personal life, home, finances etc. Instead of just writing these down and consigning them to a document or journal which will only get reviewed monthly or whatever, I translate them into a series of Vision Boards.
A ‘Vision Board’is a pictorial representation of your vision and goals for the next few months or year. Essentially what you do is create a montage of images which illustrate your ultimate goal.
To create a vision board:
Find a large sheet of card or paper which will serve as your base.
Then source images from magazines, the internet, photographs, newspapers etc. which have a meaningful representation for you. For example if your goal is to have a lithe and supple body, find a picture of a gymnast or someone doing yoga. If your aim is to have a child then find pictures of babies or a family. You get the idea.
Stick all of these images onto your sheet of paper / card. You might also like to add inspiring words or phrases. You can also add stickers, shiny objects, glitter, feathers etc.- in fact anything which appeals to you and conveys the message and feelings associated with your goals. This should be a fun exercise, so set aside an hour or two to play with this. There are no hard and fast rules, so just do whatever you are drawn to.
You may decide that you want more than one board. I generally make several, one for different aspects of my life such as a Business Vision board, A Money vision board and a Health vision board. One of my great passions is travel and I am currently making one for all the places I want to visit. It’s great fun going through holiday brochures and the internet and selecting images of appealing locations. At this moment in time I have no idea of where I might actually travel to, or how I’m going to fund it. But that is not the point, allow your dreams to become more tangible by stating them out loud as it were and you have a greater chance of manifesting them. I like to laminate my vision boards and then make several copies which I place in different places around my office, home, files etc. (see the example of one of my old vision boards for an illustration)
Once you have completed your vision board(s) then display it where you can see it. The boards will serve as a constant reminder as to your goals and vision and will encourage you to move forward towards those goals.
The exciting part comes when you look back at your boards after a few months or years and see how many of your dreams have come to fruition!