Vision Boards can be powerful tools in defining your goals and future life, career, salary and anything else. They can define the path to your new house, new job, dream holidays or simply can show your goals for the whole year. When I was stuck between my current life and what I really wanted to achieve, I did not believe that a few pieces of paper can do anything for me. How wrong was I! Extremely wrong! I did my first vision board almost a year ago and, oh boy what the year I had. The truth is that the visualization is the most powerful thing you can do for yourself. Sometimes it is hard to do it only in your mind, that is why something tangible, on paper and preferably on your wall, helps you
The Vision Board definition
So let’s start with what the visualization board truly is. Well, it is really a simple concept of collage images from pieces of paper cut out from various magazines and put together on a board or large piece of paper. Simply speaking, it is rather a large poster of what you want your life to be, with goals and visual things you want to achieve or do in the nearest future. It is a fantastic creative activity with a strong purpose in mind.
Building the Vision Board
When I started my first vision board, I did not know what I wanted to have or do in the future. Being stuck in your life sometimes as a pure witness of what is going on but not as a true participant, is tough and you need clarity. Therefore, building your vision takes time and patience. I have not built my vision board until I had a bit of clarity of what I wanted to do. So for me, my vision started with an empty piece of paper split into columns to have the pros and cons of my current life and a future life. I knew I wanted to eat healthily, have more time for myself, regularly practicing yoga and go to my dream holidays to Bali (still on my vision board to be done). I also have a picture of a dog on my board as I would love to have one! I always wanted to have more time for my family as well so put in some flexible working time and working from home as my goals. Then you start looking in the magazines for pictures representing your dreams and goals. You can pin some powerful quotes as well. I use great materials from Kikki including whiteboard. Once you have the materials ready you flat lay them on the table and floor and this is where the fun starts.
Create time and have an intention in mind before you sat down to create yours. Make a ritual out of it, because whatever you put on your wall, it will impact your life for the next few months, this is how powerful visions are. Put on a soft music, have a nice cup of herbal tea to drink and start creating. There
The creation of the vision board is truly a creative moment so you may change your vision as you go along. This is ok as we never know where the creativity will take us. Just go along with it, set intentions and enjoy the process.
How you can use your Vision Board
Now that you have a vision board, what do you do with it? I hang in my study to see it
Since creating my board I have signed up for two learning courses, where one of them I have completed already and the other one (more intensive Diploma Course) is in progress to be completed next year in August. I will write about those shortly. The truth is that the
There are other ways of creating your vision and it could be in a big sketchbook, bullet journal or even video
It would be great if you could share your ideas and creative process for your visualization. Let’s learn from each other.