“The more clear you are about what you want, the more likely you are to achieve it.” –Billy Cox
I don’t know about you, but every once in awhile I get into a funk that I just can’t seem to shake. Most of the time I’m able to ride it out by being mindfully aware that the universe has my back, that things really do happen for a reason & by remembering that “this too shall pass.” I’m also pretty good about putting my self-care first however, when lingering feelings of anxiety & frustration pop up I know I need to listen. The past few months have proven to be extremely stressful (some of which I will share at a later date) and this gave me an overwhelmingly strong desire to create a vision board. I literally woke up last Friday morning and said, “I’m making a vision board this weekend!”
What is a vision board, you ask? It’s a creative tool that anyone can use to help clarify & re-affirm their vision for their life.
Why make a vision board? Because we as humans tend to be very busy, very stressed & very distracted. A vision board displays images & words that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.
Does a vision board really work? Absolutely! When you have a constant visual reminder of where you want to be, you’re appealing to both your conscious & subconscious which helps keep your mind focused on your goals.
So with all that in mind, I gathered my supplies & went to work. I already had some magazines, a pair of scissors & a Sharpie. I bought the poster board, a fresh glue stick & a few more mags from Target.
There are many ways to make a vision board, but I like to keep it simple so here’s how I do mine:
First, go through every magazine & pull out images & words that inspire you. I ended up with a huge pile – enough for probably 3 boards!
Next, start arranging the bigger images & words on the board. I don’t like to have any white space but that’s just me. You can arrange them any way you want.
When everything looks the way you like, start glueing. This time I added a few remarks & borders with the Sharpie. You don’t need to be super creative or an artist to create a vision board (I’m certainly not!). If you can cut & paste (which I can do!), you can make one. Even if you can’t do that, you can use a cork board & just pin your images up.
The whole thing from start to finish took less than 4 hours and I LOVE the result! In the past, my vision boards would get hung up in a room that wasn’t visited very often which meant I didn’t look at them often enough. This time I hung it on the side of my bedroom armoire where I will see it more than a dozen times a day.
I’ve been making vision boards for years. I actually still have most of them but unfortunately, they’re in storage along with the rest of our stuff. If you know me or have been following me for awhile, you know that we moved from a large house to a small condo and some of our things are still waiting for us to put down permanent roots. But I found that I needed to somehow silence the endless mind chatter that has been plaguing me every minute of every waking hour for the past couple of months. Creating this vision board with goals & affirmations is now a constant, clear reminder of who & where I intend to be.
Have you ever made a vision board? Leave me a comment.
Thanks for reading!