I Can See Clearly Now
With a new year, comes the opportunity for us to readjust, or reset, our vision towards the things we hope to accomplish in the future – with “future” being this year or the years beyond that. One of the ways to set a new focus is to create a vision board, so with this blog I will be sharing what vision boards are and how to make one. There is plenty of information on the subject on the internet, but this will be my personal creative process. So, if my process doesn’t quite click for you, I hope you will find one that does and create your own vision board.
First, what is a vision board? The simple description is that it is any board on which you display images that represent what you want to be, or do, or have in your life. You can create a vision board for different aspects of your life – one that is for personal goals, such as improving your health, or it can be focused on your business or professional life. A vision board can help bring clarity to a general desire and transform it into an achievable goal.
A vision board can help keep you focused on the big picture when the work gets tedious or frustrating. Having those images of what your future look like serve as a tool to redirect you when you begin to hear those small voices of doubt. (they are so annoying!)
Second, how do you make a vision board? As I mentioned, there are a plethora of resources on the internet, but I like the “old school” approach which is with poster paper/board, scissors to cut out images/word affirmations from magazines, and glue (I prefer to use a glue stick or rubber cement). It invites my “inner child” to play. Start by combing through magazines and cut out any and all pictures that capture your attention. You may not use them all on one board, but it helps to have a broad selection to choose from. Once you have them cut out, select the ones that best suit the purpose of your vision board. Lay them out on the board to determine placement – don’t be afraid to try different arrangements before gluing them down. You can add word affirmations to keep you motivated. Most people choose a collage approach, but I made one a few years ago that had “white space” between the photos because that was the balance I was looking for in my visualization and goals – to deliberately plan for the “white space” time in my daily schedule. Also, you want to avoid it being too cluttered or chaotic, as those qualities will not be conducive to reaching your vision.
Now that you have your completed board – where does it belong? Place it somewhere you can see it every day. It will become a prompt for you to visualize your future outcomes on a regular basis. This is important because visualization will activate the create energy of your subconscious and helps program your brain to notice more resources that are available to you. Once you establish this as a daily routine you may find yourself doing things that move you closer to your goal. You also might want to put a picture of yourself right in the middle.
A final recommendation is to put the date you created it somewhere on the board. You may also want to put a date marking when you want this to be accomplished. This will invite the Universe and the Law of Attraction to respond to your desires, your energy, and your commitment.
Now, open the door to your creativity and build your own board. I would love to hear from you on how this process works for you.
Until next time…