Step Five: Create a Vision Board
Allow yourself to dream.
I am sure you have heard of this before… yet maybe you haven’t gotten around to trying one out for yourself, maybe you’re just skeptical of the power this tool holds, or maybe you tried one once and it didn’t quite work out for you. Though remember, what do you have to gain from cynicism? Why not allow yourself an afternoon or evening to envision the life you wish to live? So, instead of brushing it off as just another “new age” fad, try one out! I personally have been creating vision boards for years and believe that they have the ability to inspire great change and progression in your life.
Creating a vision board is an easy task, which allows you to flex your artistic muscle and visualize your dreams and aspirations. With your list in hand and answering for yourself these two questions, “what do I really want?” and “what would a blissful life look like to me?”, you’re ready to start your vision board.
All a vision board really is, is a symbolic representation of the life you wish to create. It is a collage compiled of pictures, drawings, tokens, key words, and affirmations that represent your ideal life. You can include anything you’d like to be a part of your life: visual representations of your dream job, your ideal body, the completion of goals (like your education, going skydiving, or visiting a new country), the wedding you wish to have, the love you wish to find, or the car you want to own. It’s simply about knowing what you want and owning the fact that you want it. It can be an physically “board” like the ones I created for myself in past years, a pinterest "board" - like what I created for myself this year, or pages in a notebook… however, whatever way you choose to create your vision board, it should be posted somewhere you’ll see on a daily basis to remind yourself of what you want to accomplish.