Tuesday, January 12, 2016

4 Steps to Create a Vision Board

This is that time of year that I'm setting goals for the year ahead. I know I should do it earlier but better late than never right? Anyway...I'm very good at setting goals but not so good at actually making them happen. So this year I decided to create a vision board. A vision board is a visual representation of whatever goals, ideas, inspiration you have and for me it's easier to see my goals visually rather than just written on paper. It’s hard to run and hide from your goals and ignore what you really want when there’s such a strong visual reminder staring you in the face!

Since a vision board is a personal thing I will not share mine (plus it's not ready yet) but I will share everything else you need to know about it!

Step 1: Set your goals
Your vision board can represent the dreams for your future life, or it may focus on just one area. Understand what you want to achieve and highlight the specifics. Be selective as you begin to craft your vision, avoiding clutter and chaos by moving forward with a sense of clarity.

Step 2: Collect your supplies

To create a vision board, first gather up a few supplies. Here’s what you’ll need:

First decide where you will hang your vision board, and then get a board sized to fit that area. You can use a bulletin board, old frame, poster or any other surface you can cover and then hang on a wall.

Then comes the fun part...images of your vision, goals and dreams. With your goals and dreams in mind, look through magazines and catalogs, looking for pictures, photographs and even words, that visually describe your hearts’ desires. If you can’t find the words you’re looking for, create some using your computer or handwrite it on paper. You can also use things like bumper stickers, fabric swatches and business cards. Your visuals don’t have to be direct representations of your goals. As long as you know why an item is there and what it represents to you, it will work!

Step 3: Hang it up
Hang it somewhere you'll be able to see it daily so it'll be a reminder of your dreams and goals!

Step 4: Let it evolve over time

As you complete a goal, remove the image. You can put it on a victory board or scrapbook. As you find new goals or new images that represent existing goals and visions, add them to your vision board. If you use a pin-board for your vision board it'll be really easy to change, move and edit images as you’re inspired to do so.

Most of all, take time to look at your board as much as possible, and really envision yourself living the beautiful life displayed there! Feel good about where you’re heading and you’ll get there faster than you think.

Have you created your vision board? Share your experience in the comments.

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