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Creating a Vision Board

“Creating a vision board is like planting a seed.  The ideas and intentions are in your mind, and your vision board is a tool to nurture them.”  (unknown)

Have you ever wondered how to create a vision board?  There are many different types of vision boards that you can do, but if you’re just trying to make one for the first time here are some steps to get started:

*Go through collected magazines.  Tear out images that delight you.  Don’t ask why.  Just keep going through the magazines.  If it’s a picture of a teddy bear that makes you smile, then pull it out.  If it’s a cottage in a misty countryside, then rip it out. No gluing yet!  Just have fun with looking through the magazines and pulling out pictures or words that strike your fancy.  Make a pile of images and words.  Just have fun and be open to whatever calls to you.

Tip:  No idea what appeals?  Try asking yourself what you most want to FEEL in the new year as you look through magazines.

*Go through the images and begin to lay your favorites on the board.  Eliminate any images that no longer feel right.  This step is where your intuition comes in.  As you lay at the pictures on the board, you’ll get a sense of how the board should be laid out.  

There is no wrong way to create YOUR vision board!

You can create an overlapping collage of only images.  You can cut out magazine words (or letters to form a word).  You can write in words that speak to you.  Listen to your inner voice that will tell you what feels right for YOU.

*When the board feels complete to you, look at your finished product.  Ask yourself what the board is telling you…

is it telling you you need more stillness?  more activity?  more adventure? love? a pet? OR??

Don’t worry if you don’t get a message from your vision board at the beginning.  Sometimes it can take awhile before you understand the message. Let the board speak to you and teach you what your inner voice is saying about your life direction.

*Find a place where you can see the vision board everyday.  Perhaps the bathroom?  (I put mine where I can see it from my bathtub.)  Another possibility is a closet or a dresser in your bedroom.  Even if you never look at your vision board after making it, there is power in the creation.

“A vision board?  It’s like selling our own ideas to ourselves.”  (Lucinda Cross)

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