As we get deeper into this new year are you feeling like those goals, aspirations and desires you had top-of-mind just a ten days ago are slipping a little?
For a very long time I started each new year enthusiastically planning things that rarely wound up coming to fruition. Confusing frustration and self-doubt followed. When the root of those debilitating emotions was unearthed, I set to work finding and committing to using tools that help me plot a manageable path in the direction of my life goals.
For the last three years, in January, I make a Vision Board…
And you wanna know what?
Each December, as I assess my previous 12 months my mind is blown ‘cause Every. Single. Thing. clearly set forth as a goal on that Vision Board has come to be.
If you are wondering what, exactly IS a Vision Board, the concept is really quite simple:
It is a visual depiction of the goals, aspirations and dreams you have in your mind to bring into the New Year. That comes together as a collage (for me it is tangible - made with magazine clippings, colorful papers, printed images from Google searches, and some drawn elements). Some people make them on their computers and keep them as screen savers. No matter how you choose to make your vision board, they are powerful tools.
It is apparent to me that the more energy and time spent thinking about and then documenting just what you want to bring into your life (and then included on your vision board) the more likely it is that you will look back at the end of the year and see you have accomplished the things you depicted.
So, Whether or not you believe in the law of attraction; Whether or not you are a visual artist, or you don’t really believe a Vision Board can help you, I encourage you to give this fun project a try. It might just blow your mind.
If you would like help getting started or would like to be held accountable for actually making a vision board for 2022, think about joining my Vision Boarding Workshop on January 17, 2022 from 3:30-5pm EST.
Here are 5 reasons to create a Vision Board
Making an annual Vision Board allows time to really think about exactly what to bring into your life in the next 12 months.
Vision Boarding helps you get unstuck by getting creative juices flowing, no experience or expectations needed.
A daily visual reminder of the your goals, dreams and aspirations keeps them front-of-mind.
Creating a vision board gets you all fired up and striving for things you might never have articulated.
The whole process is super fun, from documenting exactly what you are striving to include in your life, to letting your creative collaging flag fly.
Because Vision Boards enable you to take the thoughts and dreams in your head and turn them into something real and tangible, they really help get results
Being a detail oriented maker, my vision boards are layered and detailed and made over a few days. They become a piece of artwork that bring me joy to make and hang adding motivation to my workdays.
It’s important to hang your vision board in a prominent position where you will see it daily. My niece, who first introduced me to Vision Boarding hangs hers in a place she can see as she goes to sleep at night and awakes in the morning.
Materials you’ll need to make your Vision Board - use what you have on hand.
Some sort of board – you can use a flattened cardboard box, large sheet of paper, or a bulletin board.
Paper scissors, mod-podge, pushpins (if you are taking the bulletin board route), glue stick, hot glue – whatever you need to craft your board.
Markers, colored pencils, water colors, stickers, or other embellishments – some or all of these are fun to use.
Old Magazines – this is where you can find images and quotes (often available at your local library)
Origami, craft, construction or gift wrapping papers
Pinterest/Google/Instagram – for finding images of your perfect visual reminders to print out
Printer – if you plan on sourcing some or all of your images from the internet
Stuff that inspires you – photos, quotes, sayings, and fabric scraps can all serve as reminders and have a place on your board.
Time – give yourself plenty of time to put your board together. Do not put a limit or your creative juices. Invest the time in your vision board so that it actually works for you. Turn off the TV and silence your phone notifications. Maybe even light a candle.
It took me seeing my niece find amazing success using Vision Boards to understand the power of this simple and powerful tool. If you would like help getting your 2022 Vision Board done, head over here to learn more about my annual Vision Boarding workshop. This year (2022) it will the workshop is live on Monday January 17 from 3:30-5pm EST.
Because this workshop could LITERALLY change your life, register to get the recording even if you cannot attend live, You can follow the process with the recording, adding this super simple, fun-to-make tool to your dream-come-true life, you’ll see. It’s kinda like magic.