The Tipping List
Creating Your Vision Board
You can accomplish your dreams simply by surrounding yourself with images of how you want your life to be
“What do you see yourself doing in five years?” Has anybody asked you that question and you realized that you have no answer? Or you find yourself fibbing just to seem like you have a plan?
Then you might appreciate this solution: a Vision Board. Vision Boards are a way to surround yourself with images of how you want your life to be, with the idea being that your life will change to match those desires. Here are some tips to creating an effective Vision Board.
1. Get the basic requirements, which are as simple as some pictures (your own or from a magazine), scissors, glue and a board.
2. Find visuals that speak to your soul. Beware of the images that the media throws at us every day, which can cause a conflict between what one wants intrinsically and what one sees on TV or in magazines. Make sure it’s what you want out of your life and not what society or the media is telling you that you should have. Be true to thyself when creating your own Vision Board.
3. Try to recognize what is holding you back from achieving your dreams, and eliminate that from your Vision Board. Make your Vision Board happy, colorful and positive. This will bring you one step closer to accomplishing your goals.
4. Some websites to check out: Istockphoto has unique visuals. Singer/songwriter Christine Kane blogs about how to create a Vision Board on her blog, Christinekane.com/blog. Life coach Martha Beck talks about the subtle tricks of building a Vision Board on her blog, Marthabeck.com/blog.
My own Vision Board helped me realize that I want to publish a book and travel to amazing destinations like Greece, Egypt and China. I want my already happy relationship with my boyfriend to consist of lots of communication and understanding. I want to be married and have children in the next five years. I want to own a house of my own instead of renting. And the list goes on!
Now you try. Take a moment to think about what it is that you truly want. Take into consideration the goals that you want to accomplish within your job, with your friends and in your relationship with a significant other.
A final piece of advice: Take it one visual at a time and stay positive. You have the power within you to accomplish whatever you are seeking. So put it on a Vision Board!