Tip #5 Create A Vision Board

Create a visual representation of what you want to see more of in your life. A Vision Board is a tool used to help you clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on specific life goals. It is a board that displays a collage of images, pictures, representations of your dreams, goals and those things that make you successful and happy. Creating a Vision Board can be a very useful instrument to help you visualize your future accomplishments and can serve as a source of motivation and focus to help you achieve them.

To begin, carve out enough time to allow you to think about what you really want. It helps to begin with a short meditation. Focus on what you want to be, do and have. For example, you may want to be fearless, cruise the Mediterranean (do), and have a new piano in the next year. You may have several in each category. Write them down and keep it close for reference.

Next, search through some magazines and cut images that are representative of desires for the next year. You can use a combination of images and text. Whatever resonates with you. Let your creativity run wild!

To complete the process, arrange the images on a foam board and glue them down. You will no doubt be surprised at how it turns out and love how creative you are.

Be sure and put your vision board where you can see it every day. I have mine in my bedroom.

TIP: There are numerous methods of creating a vision board, including electronically. A quick and easy way to get started is to use a magnetic/dry erase board. You can add photos quickly with magnets and then just write your affirmations directly on the board. You can then change or rearrange your Vision Board as you come up with new ideas and goals. All you need is a good sized magnetic/dry erase board, magnets, markers and an eraser. You can then find visual representations of what you want; like pictures, quotes, images of destinations, etc.