08 Jul How To Create Your Vision Board
“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.”
~ Steve Jobs
Vision boards are one of my favourite things in the entire world! Seriously! These have been instrumental in my being able to achieve some big goals in my life.
I keep my vision board on top of my desk so that I can look at it every single day. The images and quotes remind me of the woman I am becoming.
In our world it can be difficult to stay focused. In fact, focus is unfortunately becoming a lost art. But you can focus. Just the fact that you are reading this right now demonstrates to me that you want something more in your life and that you are practicing focus in this moment!
If you have never created a vision board or haven’t revamped yours in a while, check out the video that I created for you. I have 8 simple steps to help you get started! I hope that you will!
Watch the video!
Before you get started, here’s what you will need:
- Cork board, large card-stock poster, or regular sized paper
- Pins, glue, or scotch tape
- Card-stock to print images onto if you are taking images from the internet or magazines
Step #1: Set The Mood
In order to create a vision board that you are inspired by you need to start with a blank slate. Do something that will get you in the mood. Exercise, meditate, dance, or do whatever gets you in a great mood!
Step #2: Ask yourself what you really want?
Don’t ever put something on your vision board that doesn’t truly inspire you. Ask yourself what you truly want out of life. You can create a vision board for a specific time frame. For example a 10year vision or perhaps more short term like an annual vision.
To get you started, you can fill in the blank:
“Wouldn’t it be cool if ______________”
Step #3: Choose your top categories
In order to make your vision board intentional, zero in on the most important areas of your life. You can work with your core values or the key areas where you want to create change.
For example I have my career, travel, fitness, love, and motherhood represented on my latest vision board. These are the things I truly want to attract into my life, the rest will be taken care of!
Step #4: Collect images
Let yourself dwell in possibility by creating images that touch, move, and inspire you.
I search for images using Pinterest or Google. Whenever an image inspires me I copy and paste it into a Word Document to print later.
You can also cut out images from magazines that you have lying around. I prefer to look up images specific to what I want rather than be influenced by the topics covered in a magazine…something might be left out!
However, both ways work really well!
Step #5: Print and cut selected images
I think you’ve got this! I take a few sips of wine between cutting images and lay images out on the cork board to see how the puzzle will fit together.
Step #6: Add vision statement to your board
I find this step to be really powerful. From the images that I have collected creating a vision statement comes naturally. I save a space for my statement so that I can read it regularly and adjust it as I move ahead.
Step #7: Look at your vision board everyday!
This is a key step for your vision board to work! Look at the images intentionally and let your subconscious mind generate creative ways for you to take action or attract these things into your life!
I notice that I tend to focus on one image at a time until moving on to another. You will see that some images will impact you more strongly depending on what it is time for in your life. Listen to your intuition then act upon it.
Step #8: Review your vision board
You are continuously evolving therefore so is your vision.
I usually redo my vision board annually. One of the reasons why I love using a cork board is that I can even update my board regularly!
I would love to see your vision board! Send me a picture via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tag me on Instagram @melissacolleret
Can’t wait to see what you create!
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