How to Create Your Vision
I love working on my vision board. It’s a beautiful, colourful daydream brought to life, and when I’m working on it, it gives me so much joy, to plan and vision my future life – rich, creative and fulfilling.
I don’t think spending time on my vision board is unproductive. In fact, spending a couple of hours planning my future with a vision board leaves me feeling inspired and ready to take action. The more I can visualise and the more specific I can get, the closer I am to seeing those dreams become a reality.
I’ve wanted to learn a new instrument for ages… it was on my vision board and recently I got given some drum sticks and a new drum pad. Playing drums brings me so much joy – but I might never have had the courage to start if I hadn’t ‘anchored’ the idea on my board. Take a look here.
If you’ve heard of vision boards but haven’t tried your hand at creating one, what’s holding you back? Some people find the idea of creative goal setting to be so overwhelming they simply don’t know where to begin. For others, it’s the thought of collecting all the pictures that turns them off. For both, though, the answer is simple. Begin with what you have with you right now. There are no “rules” when it comes to creating a vision board.
Use Books & Magazines
Start collecting a stack of magazines or ask your friends and family to give them to you. Put them to good use by building your vision board. Flip through the magazines and cut out pictures that inspire you, such as places you’d like to visit, homes you’d love to live in, and museums you want to explore. Don’t be picky or too selective. You don’t have to use all the images you cut out, so for now, just collect anything that captures your imagination.
In fact, the images you collect don’t have to be photos at all. Inspiring words, beautiful typography, even attention-grabbing adverts can all make for an inspiring vision board.
Coloured Pens & Markers
Don’t be afraid to let your creative side show with some hand lettering or doodling on your vision board. Quotes you love, special dates you want to commemorate, and even the names of people you admire can all find a home on your vision board.
Stickers, Ribbons & Art Supplies
Get creative with fun embellishments for your vision board. Stickers are not just for kids. Use them to mark the most important items on your board, the ones you want to work toward next. Ribbons keep related ideas together, and mementos such as ticket stubs or receipts can serve as reminders of the life you want to live.
Remember, that, your vision board is your own. Design a board that inspires you and lights you up every time you look at it, and it will work its magic on your life.
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