Have you heard of Vision Boarding? There are a number of ways to do it and my favorite is organically. I led a Meet up group recently where we created vision boards. Many people in the group had created them before but they all had a goal in mind or a vision. You can do it that way, but you don’t have to.
If you’ve ever wanted to create your own, here’s an easy way to do it.
What you need:
- A poster board, any color
- A pair of scissors
- Glue (Glue sticks work best, but regular squeeze-the-bottle-glue works too).
- Magazines you already have at home and a few different ones you don’t normally get from the store. 3-5 total.
How to do it:
This is my favorite part. You can’t do it wrong. Give yourself about an hour where and when you can be undisturbed. Grab some coffee, tea, or wine. Put on some favorite music if you’d like. You just need to be in a more relaxed space and frame of mind.
Start looking through the magazines and cut out any words or images that “speak to you”. When I say that I mean, anything that makes you sigh, take a deep breath, feel lighter lifted and inspired. Anything that seems intriguing, exciting, or relaxing even if you don’t know why. Basically, get your brain out of the way and don’t overthink it. This is about letting your own internal light and creativity lead the way.
Once you’ve gone through and cut the images and words you want, start gluing them on the poster board. Again, there’s no right or wrong way to do this. You might have things overlapping or a lot of white space. You might create your own structure for it or it where you lay it all out then glue, or it might be more free flowing and you glue as you go.
This is about you showing yourself what’s fun, inspirational, and uplifting to you. You might be surprised at how it turns out.
When you’re finished, look it over and see if you notice any patterns or themes. Where do these patterns and themes show up in your life now?
What are you wanting more of?
Notice what stands out for you.
You can do anything you want with this vision board. Some people put it somewhere they can see everyday. Some people put it in a closet, take it out in a year, and notice if some of the things in their images in words showed up in their life.
It’s basically a snapshot of where you are right this moment in your life and the feeling states you enjoy. Often when people look at their vision board they feel some form of “yay”. We all like to feel good. If you’re having a “not the greatest day in your life” kind of day you can always bring out your vision board to give you a little boost. It’s not about what you might want that you don’t have. It’s about the feeling you think having something will give you. Then notice what you have now that already gives you that feeling.
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