There’s no better time than a brand new year to set goals for yourself, but how do you maintain the motivation as the year goes on? Incorporate a vision board into your goal achieving strategy in order to create the life you want! A vision board (also called a Dream Board or Creativity Collage) is typically a poster board on which you paste or collage images that represent what you truly want out of life. The idea behind this is that when you surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live, or even simply where you want to vacation, your life almost mysteriously changes to create or attract those images and desires.
So, what do you want out of life? Here’s your chance to be clear about what you want and begin creating it today! To complete the exercise, you will need the following:
• Poster Board (Invest in a decent quality. You’ll want to keep it for awhile!)
• A Stack of Magazines (Use a wide mix. Don’t limit yourself. Your life is complex.)
• Glue. (Don’t use tape. It starts to look a little trashy pretty quickly.)
• An open heart and open mind recognizing that the world can be yours, if you truly believe.
The 5 Steps of Creating a Vision Board:
Step 1: Go through your magazines and tear images from them. No gluing yet! Just let yourself have lots of fun looking through magazines and pulling out pictures or words or headlines that strike your fancy. Have fun with it. Make a big pile of images and phrases and words.
Step 2: Go through the images and begin to lay your favorites on the board. Eliminate any images that no longer feel right. This step is where your intuition comes in. As you lay the pictures on the board, you’ll get a sense how the board should be laid out. For instance, you might assign a theme to each corner of the board like Health, Career, Spirituality, Relationships or Financial goals. Or, it may just be that you want the images to go all over the place. This is YOUR life’s story, so present your vision board any way you’d like.