Have you ever thought about creating your own vision board? Well 2019 will be here sooner than you know it and a great way to jumpstart the new year with a bang and finish this year strong is by creating your very own vision board that speaks to your most heartfelt desires and dreams.
A vision board is a creative tool that helps you focus on the desires of your heart by placing a pictorial representation in front of you of what you want to do, be and have in life. They help you to visualize your desired future and it places your aspirations, dreams and goals in plain sight so that you can see where you want to go on a daily basis. This helps you to keep the desires of your heart in the forefront of your mins so that you can begin to align your life with the things that matter most to you.
Think of a vision board as a creative space to capture the things that you want to do, be and have in life. Having a creative space that captures what you want to manifest in the near future enables you to focus on your personal goals even when life gets hectic and you have competing issues pulling for your attention.
The reality of our lives is this: Whatever we focus on grows. And if we expend the majority of our time and energy focusing on past mistakes, missed opportunities and the disappointments that we all accumulate as we encounter failures and adversity, then life will pass us by without us every having truly lived. One thing that a vision board does to help people combat disappointment is it provides you with a clean slate to design your life moving forward.
When you create a vision board and place it in an area of your home, job or office where you can look at it daily, you end up engaging your goals, dreams and desires in an intentional way and on a regular basis throughout the day. The primary benefit of engaging with your goals, dreams and desires in a targeted and proactive way is this: The more you focus on what you want out of life rather than what you regret or missed out on, the more you’re able to get in the driver’s seat of your life from a place of clarity and perseverance in order to create the kind of life that brings you the kind of joy, happiness, companionship, wellbeing, success and peace of mind that you are seeking.
The process of visualizing what you want will literally force you to start examining the desires of your heart and zero in on those things that truly matter to you in this season of your life. Whether you choose to create one master vision board or several smaller vision boards that focus on different aspects of your life, the limited space on your board engages your mind in a process of choosing what you desire and letting go of what you no longer want; so that you can devote more of your time, energy and attention towards bringing your most heartfelt desires into fruition.
To understand why visualizing your desires is so powerful, we need to look at how the mind works. The mind is the tool that creates our world and our minds are designed to help us unlock our potential and live out our definition of success. With every action we take, our thoughts are the driving force behind our choices. When we visualize a goal in vivid detail our minds take a mental picture of our desired future and direct our thoughts, actions and habits towards the attainment of that goal.
The mind is so powerful that every goal that you want to fulfill, every dream that you desire to pursue all emanate from the vision that you have in your mind of your preferred future. So a vision board brings to life, the picture that is already in your mind. And this sets a process in motion, if you stick with it, to help you clarify your goals and map out the necessary action steps to manifest the things that you desire to do, be and have in life.
When you visualize yourself living in your dream home, your mind directs your attention and your actions to start creating that reality. The process of choosing what to put on your vision board is simple and yet often underestimated. However, the simple selection process of deciding what images, words, quotes, affirmations to put on your vision board narrows down your focus and personalizes your board with specific dreams, goals and wishes that matter to you. It’s about understanding the power of choice and the momentum of focus.
To get the most from your vision board, it should not only contain pictures and words that represent the things you want to have, but it should also encompass how you want to feel. It’s great to include the material things that you want to manifest in your life. But if you also include how you want to feel, you will ensure that you focus on bringing things into your life that only serve you well and that align with the things that give you peace of mind and joy.
There is only one major rule to creating a vision board that works, and it’s that there aren’t any rules. Don’t be afraid of messing up your vision board. You cannot mess up your vision board because you are creating it to reflect the things that you want to manifest in your life. It’s your vision board, so have fun with it.
If You’d Like To Create Your Own Vision Board, Here’s What You’ll Need:
• Any kind of board. You can use large poster board paper or a cork board from the dollar store. Some people use photo albums for their vision board and create a vision board album
Instead. It’s totally up to you.
• Scissors, tape, push pins if you are using a cork board, and/or a glue-stick to put the images that you cut out on your board.
• Plenty of Markers, both thick and thin. You can also embellish your board with stickers, or anything else that you can think of to make your vision board feel like your own.
• A variety of magazines that you can cut images and quotes from.
• Additionally, have pictures of things that you want to look at every day like: Photos, quotes, sayings, images of places you want to go, reminders of events, places, or people, postcards from friends and just about anything that will inspire you to manifest your heart’s desires.
• Give yourself about an hour or two to create your vision board.
• Check out YouTube to see examples of other people’s vision boards in order to get inspired to create your own.
If you would like to join me at my Vision Board Party in New York City on Saturday, November 3, 2018, get your tickets at Eventbrite the following link: https://cassandramackvisionboardparty.eventbrite.com