Now that the dust has settled from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s time to buckle down and focus on what you want for yourself. What do you want to accomplish in 2017? How do you want to rewrite your script?
It’s time to map your vision for your future!!! I swear, ever since the movie The Secret hit the mass numbers of people wanting more and better for their lives–self included–the idea of vision boards has taken off.
We won’t give you the side-eye if you were watching Oprah for years when she was talking about it and you never lifted a finger…but that ain’t none of my business!
Celebrities like Oprah, Steve Harvey, Kellan Lutz, Lucinda Cross, and more have credited vision boards with helping them achieve their goals and we are no different from them!!! We can do this too!!!
Anywhoooo, Vision Boards are a tool to help you clarify, concentrate, and maintain focus on your goal(s). It gives you momentum and clarity. There are plenty of ways to create a vision board. The are software, apps, and plain old poster board, cutout photos, and scissors with a glue stick, or post it notes–all work equally as well.
Here are a few steps to get you started:
- You can cut out or print photos that inspire you. Put quotes on stick notes. And create a hierarchy to categorize your map, like Coach Natisha in the video featured in this post.
- Put the pictures on a presentation board or even a memo board. My one Girlfriend puts hers in a picture frame or shadow box. You can create a video vision board that you can watch daily using a free app like Slide.ly or the Hay House Vision Board App.
- Put the vision board somewhere you will see it!!!! HINT: VISION board…LOL! A good place is next to your bed or the wall facing you when you wake up. Hang it near the entrance to your home that you use most often. Hang it in your bathroom
- Share your vision with others! It holds you accountable and when you get off track, your Girlfriends can remind you and uplift yoOur commitment to one another is to look at it everyday–put it somewhere you will see it; take a few minutes to reflect, meditate, or pray on it. And, then, this may be the hard part for some of us–we are going to LET IT GO!!!!! We will let it go by trusting that the Universe (God, Jehovah, Spirit, Higher Power, [insert here]) always will deliver what we have thought and prayed about or better. Remember, to sit with what the feeling of what it would be like to obtain the goals on your vision board. This is the critical part of manifesting your dreams. You must not only have the vision but you must be comfortable in the feeling of your vision as if you are currently living it.
The second commitment we will make to each other is really simple. Share your vision with us in the comments below. Let’s use this as a space to support each other.