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Starting A Vision Board For The New Year

Vision BoardI 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.

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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 boardVision 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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  • Reply
    Marlene Williams
    January 1, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Enjoy all of your inspirational ideas, quotes, photos and readings. Always feel that life presents so many more ideas when I finish reading your posts on “FB”. Thank you from my heart.

    Your personification of each acting role says so much about the parts you play. Wow. I know that when I see your name on a billboard or an advertisement, I know the movie has substance.

    You continue to motivating all women like myself.

    Wishing you a fabulous, bountiful and healthful New Year 2015.

    Marlene Williams

    • Reply
      Kimberly Elise
      January 1, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      I’m so glad! Good luck to you!

      • Reply
        Glenetta Phillips
        January 14, 2015 at 11:40 am

        Thank you for presenting such an innovative and relaxed tone to change your life through lovely extraordinary pattern of change that will nurture our inspiring spirits to become better and to become a part of our most positive desires before they could become a part of us….We are invoking our new self at our own hands….Total empowerment!

  • Reply
    December 14, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I’ve been wanting to create a vision board for a while. I usually do something similar on pinterest but I want a physical one to put front and center to view every day. I’m an out of site out of mind kind of person. So this will not only help me to narrow down what I want to accomplish in the next year but also remind me of what I want to accomplish as the year progresses.

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    Annie Dolores Nicely (Durant)
    December 11, 2014 at 6:59 am

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    I have being reading upon Screenwriting, also called script-writing is the art and Craft of writing scripts for mass media such as feature films, television productions or video games. It is frequently a freelance profession. I could take a new show like the haves and the haves not’s, and write out what I think will take place in the upcoming weeks of the show. Would that be successfully Maybe someday down the line it could be, who know. Could I be wasting my Time to just sit and think on this? Just sitting and writing out would be a good learning experience on how to write well, Pretested make perverted that would do me a World of good for myself. …
    Screenwriters are responsible for researching the story, developing the Narrative, writing the screenplay, and delivering it, in the required format, to development executives. Screenwriters therefore have gear influence over the creative direction and emotional impact of the screenplay and, arguably, of the finished film. They either pitch original ideas to producers in the hope that they will be optioned of sold, or screenwriters are commissioned by a producer to create a screenplay from a concept, true story, existing screen work or literary work, such as a novel, poem, play, comic book or short story.

    Thank You
    Annie Dolores Nicely (Durant).

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