Do you have a vision?
The question around a post I read about nine months ago. This really moved me. It was simply something I had not thought about at this time of my life. Yes, of course I had heard about vision boards. Plenty of people were doing it around me. But I was not ready yet… What changed?
Well, lots of things did. First of all, as you know, we just celebrated our first year (Yay! MeUnfinished!!!) and I was constantly asked about what I was going to do, now that I went public with my writing. I had so many ideas and plans that I could not sleep at night. The excitement was taking over and my brain could not shut down.
Enter the vision board idea. People, when I read up on it and actually joined a class to help me center myself, things changed. It took a little while for me to put it together (about three weeks), but I can say that it is relevant to me today as it was the first day I put it together, especially as I was facing the new 2015!
Now, the disclaimer is that you can change your vision board as often as you would like to amend it. But REALLY take the time to work on this as you build it. The vision board has to have MEANING to you.
- Make list of things that are most important to you. Write down what you would like to see in your life, what you want to accomplish, what areas of your life you are thankful for. Put them in categories.
- Gather some magazines, scissors, glue/glue stick/tape (whatever works for you – mine is with clear tape), a board, and marker(s). You can have coloring pencils or markers, flowers, trinkets, whatever represents you and what you like. I used all pictures.
- Start cutting things that are catching to you. Collect the different things you would like in your life or are important to you.
- Out of the whole pile, choose the ones that are the MOST relevant to you and start sorting them into the list in #1 to decide if they should be on the board.
- Start the board. There is no rhyme or reason to it. You can stick things/pictures on your board however you would like. For example, in mine, my family is at the center of it all because it is the most important element in my life.
- When you are done, put it somewhere you know you will see it EVERYDAY. The idea is for you to keep yourself centered.
Now you have it. Although I am still super excited about things going on in my life now, I have something that not only translated a good part of it, but that keeps me motivated. Each day, I look at this as soon as I wake up and that is a great way to either know or devise my plan for the day toward my goals.
I hope this is helpful to you. Here are some examples of other vision boards to help you. When you are done, please email me some of your boards! I would love to share with our readers what you came up with!
Keep the Faith and you will see this through!