Let’s face it, this year will be over before you know it and you still haven’t accomplished your New Year’s resolutions! Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. There’s a lot going on in the world, and with instant access to everyone else’s lives, in addition to dealing with your own, it’s easy to get distracted.
We’ve all second-guessed ourselves and asked the same questions: “What have I been doing? How did I even get here? What am I doing now? Am I happy? Is this me?” Your thoughts become your feelings, your feelings become your actions, and your actions become your reality. Channel your attention and let your aspirations consume your thoughts. Most of us have a few vague ideas about what we want out of life. When you map out what you want, the journey to your destination becomes easier. I’m not implying the journey will always be a smooth sail, but it’s a set direction you will naturally move toward.
Take control of what you visualize, therefore, control your life.
Imagery and how we process it has a heavily direct impact on our emotions consciously and subconsciously. Take control of what you visualize, therefore, control your life. With that being said, start your vision board now!
First, let’s talk about what a vision board is. A vision board is a collage of images and texts representing your aspirations in life, and things that make you joyful and happy. This includes career goals, family plans, what it will take to grow into your greater-self, places you want to travel, things you want to acquire, where you want to live, and so on. Now, let’s get started!
How to Make a Vision Board
1.) What are your goals?
What do you want to accomplish next year? (I’d say in the next 3, 5, or 10 years but people change, and so do goals.) How do you cultivate a life you love? What brings you quality of life?
You can further break down these questions: What activities do you want to learn how to do or get better at? What are your career goals? What steps will you take to land your dream job? How will you live healthier? How will you contribute something beautiful and positive to the world? What type of husband/wife do you want to attract into your energy? Where will you travel first, second, and third? The questions are endless!
Go through your old magazines and collect inspirational images, words, phrases, and quotes, and put them into a large pile. Be selective and tasteful with what you choose for your board, and remember that no image or quote is beyond your grasp. Only choose imagery that is appealing to you.
Make sure you have: scissors, poster board, glue stick, and if you’re a total girly girl, grab the glitter!
Once you’ve selected your images and gathered all of your craft materials, it’s time to get creative with your arrangement! Categorize any images that represent the same goal, and as your filter through them, choose the ones that say the most. Experiment with different designs and let your imagination run wild. I always opt for white background for my vision board, but you may want to consider your favorite color or whatever color that emote the emotion you’re seeking. Arrange your images on your board, and once you are satisfied with your design, glue everything together.
Place your vision board in a place where you will see it every day. I was going to hang mine over my desk in my home office where I spend time everyday, but I chose my bedroom instead. Although it doesn’t work with our decor, this board is what I’d like to see before I step foot out of bed in the mornings. It will surely set a positive tone for my day, everyday! The purpose is to directly influence how I move through life consciously and subconsciously. It’s a visual reminder of what I strive to accomplish. It helps to keep me focused and motivates me daily.
Now, watch your dreams come to fruition!