Here we are in a new year. Most people use the new year to look over their life and make new goals or new years resolutions. Often we make goals like eating healthy, losing weight, starting an exercise program or accomplishing something like getting an education or getting a job. Often times we keep those resolutions for a few days or weeks, then we are back to our old ways. Setting goals is good and trying to accomplish things in our life is important. However, is the usual new years resolution really the way to accomplish those things? Especially if we give up on them so soon?
There is a different more powerful way to set up your ideas. It’s called a vision board.
So, what is a vision board?
The theory behind a vision board is that if you can dream it, you can live it.
A vision board is a way to put your ideas and dreams on paper. When you really decide what you want, you put yourself in a position to accomplish it.
There are only a few things you need to do in order to make a vision board.
First is you need to decide what you want. Dream big and remember no dream is too big. If you want to finish school, buy a house, a car, start a business, or get a new job. There is nothing too big. Also put down all of your dreams. You might need to finish school to get the job you want, put school and the job on your vision board. You may need the job in order to buy a house or a car, so put the job, the house and the car on your board. Keep in mind that you don’t have to accomplish everything right away or even in this year. It will still help you to get where you want to go.
You also want to find uplifting sayings or things that will inspire you. Adding words like success, health, confidence, happiness and uplifting sayings will help you maintain the confidence in yourself and your dreams.
Adding other pictures of things like coins, money, lucky numbers, lucky shamrocks, will also help the luck and prosperity of your vision board.
Next you want to gather supplies. Pull out old magazines, get on the internet and find pictures and words that fit your dreams and goals. You will need a cardboard poster to put it on. Use a large one that gives you room to include all of your pictures, words and sayings. You will also need scissors, glue, markers, and anything else that you can think of to decorate your board.
Third, you need a place to sit down and put your board together. You need a place big enough to set out the pictures and words so you can see what you have.
Last, place the things on your board and decide where you want to put things. I suggest doing a dry fit so you can see how it will look. Put some things to the back, smaller things to the front. Overlap the pictures so they fit on the page. Once you have it laid out where you want it, then you can glue it together.
The result is a vision board of where you want to go and what you want to be. I like to put mine up where I can see it, but just the fact you have put the board together, will help you to go in the right direction. Many people throw their vision board in a closet and forget about it, only to be surprised when they see it again to see how much they have accomplished.