We all set goals for ourselves and work on New Year’s resolutions, but do we take the necessary action to achieve our dreams? How do we avoid letting them fade away?
We need to keep our plans and dreams alive and realise that we do deserve them and not let life’s challenges stop us from achieving them.
It can also help you resolve what you want to create in your life; and it’s also a good tool to have on hand to keep reminding you of this. The idea behind this is that when you surround yourself with images of what you want to have, who you want to become, where you want to live, or where you want to go on holiday, your life changes to match those images and those desires.
I try to create one every year and when I go back and look at my previous boards, I realise that a lot of what I placed on the board has happened in my life.
An opportunity to start my own business, being involved and active in water sports, a new house and a smart home office were all clearly defined and have come into my reality.
There is no wrong or right answer here and it is entirely your own personal feelings and goals. It is about you taking control of the circumstances in your life and having a map that will help you get there.
Start by taking a quiet moment and ask yourself with lots of kindness and openness, what is it that you want from your life? What images represent your dreams? What words inspire you to move forward? Soft, relaxing music can also be used to add some atmosphere. Ideally, try to do this without your family around to distract you.
If you aren’t sure where you want to go with your life or don’t have a specific goal in mind, then start by building a board that expresses who you are and what makes you feel good about yourself. As time goes on you will find new areas on which to focus and you can add on to your board or build a new one.
Have a sheet of cardboard, a pair of scissors, some glue and a stack of different magazines. Start by going through your magazines and cutting out all the images that speak to you about your vision. Make a big pile of images and phrases and then go through them and lay your favourites on the board. Get rid of any that no longer feel right.
Then glue everything onto the board. Use your intuition about where to lay the pictures. You can also personalise your board with coloured ribbons, stickers and write words or sayings in coloured pens. You could even leave a space in the centre of the board for a happy, radiant photo of yourself.
Then hang your Vision Board in a place where you will see it daily. I also take a photo of mine and get a few copies printed for my purse, next to my computer and on the fridge.
Creating a Vision Board is an on-going process. As your goals and dreams change so will your board. So just start the process NOW and learn along the way! Give yourself the gift of the life that you were meant to live and start writing your Vision Board for your life today.
Have you ever made a board before? What is your vison for yourself?