A vision board is not about being creative and it’s certainly not about being seriously artistic.
It’s about relaxation and about meeting your true self.
Enabling you to visualise a representation of what you are inviting into your life.
It’s a map of your world.
How to start?
You're going to make a vision board that is a collection of images that show your desired realities, It helps you focus your energy on a desired goal or a group of goals.
Goals with Soul
You choose either one of the areas below, or create a board that incorporates all of them!
This list is only limited by your imagination.
What you'll need:
1. 1 x A2 piece of card, any weight is fine, if you wish to go bigger, then go for it. A1 it is!
2. A stack of magazines 20+ - find a variety of magazines; i.e photography, travel, fitness, national geographic, mens, women's, crafting, art, animals, cars. Ask at your local hairdressers, or dentist for what they may be throwing out/recycling.
3. A Glue Stick.
5. Sharpies/Marker pens
6. Plain paper for writing power words
How to create your Vision Board
Begin with Relaxation
It is always preferable to get quiet, and be still. For about 10 minutes focus on your breathing and relax your brain. Take this time to meditate with a guided meditation, or simple play some relaxing music to allow yourself to relax and tap into the part of you that is going to connect with your inner dreams. You can use this music below from Paul Collier to quieten your mind
Music is really important as you vision. Create a playlist that invokes calm and feels really soothing to you.
You will need this as you begin to flick through and scan the magazines.
Choose any magazine and start to flick through.
Notice what catches your eye
Colour, Word, Image
Cut it out and put it to one side
Don't spend time analysing, cut it out and put it to one side.
When you have quite a stash of cut outs
The cutting out is a process in it's own right. Spend at least 30-40 minutes cutting out
Then turn to your lovely clear A2 or A1 piece of card and start to stick down the images and words that mean something to you as you now look at them again.
Do you feel a flicker of eagerness when you look at the image you have chosen?
Does your heart skip a beat?
Can you sit staring at that picture for a long while?
Are you taken off into a new adventure?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you know you're on the right track.
How to use your Vision Board in your daily life
My suggestions are to keep your finished piece private, if you can.
Don’t put it on show as others may choose not to appreciate it the same way you do, so only share it with those people close to you.
Place your vision board somewhere you will see it every day, where you can lose yourself in some of those images and you can think, see, feel, hear what it would be like to “be in it”.
After a while you may find you don’t resonate with it, that’s the time to change its location, perhaps put it away and let things settle.
Sooner rather than later, you’ll realise if you want to do another one.
The idea of the vision boards is to show YOU in your ideal scenario with your goal fully realised.
If you can, make sure you put yourself in the picture. For a realistic effect use a photograph of yourself.
Show yourself, being, doing, or having your desired objective – travelling round the world, proud author of your new book etc.
Show the situation in its ideal, complete form, as if it already exists.
You don’t need to indicate how it came about.
This is the finished product.
Don’t show anything negative or undesirable.
Make it believable to you.