Dream board, vision board, goal board…they are all about positivity.
A couple of years ago I was invited to a Vision Board party at my sister-in-law's house. I had never heard nor had I ever been to one before. The party was for women only and the theme was to release the negativity and to affirm what we want in our life. I truly enjoyed it and now I do a vision board every year.
Have you ever heard of a book called The Secret by Rhonda Byrne? It says “The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience and it is doing that through your thoughts.
When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe.” Positive thoughts will bring positive things into your life. I'm all for positivity.
My vision board is a visual journal that inspires and motivates me. It helps me to gain clarity and actually see the vision I have for myself and my life. Before I'm ready to create my vision board I take time to create a theme and think about my goals. I use stickers, images, and quotes to capture it all on a poster board. Throughout the year I collect magazines and use Pinterest to save motivational quotes that inspire me and speak to what
I want to accomplish. Once I have my theme and goals for my vision board, I take a trip to the craft store and my local dollar store to pick up poster boards and other supplies. Anything that I found online I print it out.
Let me tell you! This year I decided to go to Hobby Lobby and pick up some stickers and other supplies for my board. This was my first time EVER in Hobby Lobby. I went a little crazy when I walked in and through the store. Got a wakeup call when I got to the register to check out and saw how much all that stuff came to (I will make sure I have some coupons next time). I spent more than I expected, but I had fun looking at all the cool art and DIY stuff they had.
I wanted to share some of my tips and process for creating a vision board and encourage you to create your own. This is an opportunity for you to create a visual reminder to reference throughout the year of where you want to be and what you want to accomplish.
1. Make a list of your goals and create a theme for your vision board. The purpose of the vision board is to inspire and motivate you. Take the time to reflect on areas of your life you want to grow in and improve. Maybe there is a particular goal you want to achieve. Are there habits you want to break? Is it a new career you want? Are there some healthy habits you want to start? Highlight some of your spiritual, family, health, and financial goals. Whatever it is, remember to keep it positive.
2. Purchase and gather supplies. Here is my list.
Pictures and inspirational quotes
3. Block out some time to create your board. Maybe invite a family member or friend to join you. That's what I did this year. We broke out the wine and snacks. Even had some music playing in the background. Set the mood and make sure you have an open and comfortable space to spread out your supplies.
4. Cut out your images and use your list with all of your goals.
5. Before you glue or tape anything to your board, place everything the way you want it, then go back and glue/tape in place.
6. Congratulations! You just created your vision board, your reminder of everything you are going to work towards and accomplish. Now hang it someplace you can see it.
Every once in a while glance over your vision board. Take the time to see how far you've come and what you've accomplished. It's an amazing feeling to look back and see what goals or visions you had and that you were able to accomplish them.
Don't forget that this is all about positivity. If you get discouraged or see things aren't going the way you planned them, take a step back, re-evaluate or make some adjustments. Use your board as motivation to keep you inspired. There might be some things you wanted to accomplish this year but didn't quite get to it. No worries, just put it on next year's board.
Just don't give up or get discouraged.
Did you create your 2018 vision board? If not, give it a try and share pictures of your board with me.
Remember, the vision doesn't work unless you do.