I like to visualize what the New Year will bring with a vision board.
Vision boards help me get out of my head and put my plans, hopes, and dreams on paper. Often I do this in the form of a journal, but sometimes I’ll create a vision board.
Vision boards are special because they create inspiration for your spirit. I think of it as a way of turning abstract ideas in your head into a nascent, physical form.
Here, I present my thoughts on creating a vision board, as an introduction. For more thoughts on the topic, read Starting A New Chapter With A Vision Board.
By: Kimberly Elise
How To Create A Vision Board
1. Many experts will tell you to pull pieces from magazines, books, print-outs, quotes, or whatever; I personally prefer to draw.
For me, using colored pencils to sculpt a unique vision feels more authentic. Ultimately, there is no “right” way to create a vision board. Just, do whatever feels uplifting and inspirational.
2. Open yourself up to images that you might not expect or understand, like airplanes or flowers.
You might not know what an airplane means, but it could be a spiritual way of saying you yearn to SOAR, or a flower might mean you yearn for NEW LIFE. Let your spirit speak through you.
Ultimately the goal – in my opinion – is to create a mood. When you look at your vision board, you will feel passionate about your future.
3. Allow room for growth and development in your vision. Go Deeper.
For instance, say that you want to find a husband or wife.
I encourage you to go deeper. More than a husband or wife, you want to find a supportive and loving companion who will join you in your journey. So, rather than just wedding pictures, I encourage you to find images of loving companionship, quotes about communication and honesty, real couples (not celebrity fantasy couples). Get to the deeper essence of a goal in your vision board.
4. When You’re Done…
Once you’ve completed your vision board, I suggest that you tuck it away somewhere private – a place that you’ll forget.
Some people choose to keep their vision boards front and center in order to hold on to their vision, which is understandable; however, I prefer to tuck it away and let life take its course.
If I need inspiration, then I will pull it out from time to time, but in general, I commit my intention.
I enjoy doing this sometimes at the start of a new year, though, you can do it anytime in your life. Remember that ultimately your goal is to capture a feeling that will help you develop your vision, and help you push yourself to your dreams.
Tell us in the comments: How do you create a vision board?
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