We are on the verge of a new year, and during this time of year I love to create a vision board for what I want to bring into my life for the year ahead. I love doing this process with a couple of friends, because it makes it extra special, exciting and fun as we sit around sharing and setting our intentions and goals for the new year!
Creating a vision board helps you to stay connected to your personal truth – about what you want for your life, what is really important and possible for you to bring in and create.
If you can’t envision what you want, then how can you ever create a life that is congruent with what is most important to you?
Creating a life that you desire starts with YOU, it starts with seeing what it looks like, so you can then start to take practical steps to manifest it. Do not underestimate the power of creating a vision board. It is so so powerful.
Down below I have mapped out what you need to do to create one. I hope this inspires you to take some time out for yourself and reconnect to your goals, aspirations, truth, and inner guidance.
What you will need:
3 to 5 magazines p/person – have a quick flick through at the pictures, and big bold words to get an idea if this is something you want on your vision board before purchasing. You don’t want to be spending money on magazines you won’t be using!
Scissors & Glue
A piece of Board from office works
A pin up board to hang your vision board.
Jump onto Pinterest and download some free motivational images by typing in “vision board quotes” to add to your board.
Step 1: Make a list of the areas of your life that are most important to you.
Maybe you’ve been daydreaming about the perfect holiday or a bigger paycheck or more time for wellness. Take some time to tune in and clarify what you really want—including all of the juicy details.
You may want to start with stream of consciousness writing just to get your initial thoughts out, and then identify the stuff that really lights you up. Example: Things I will do, Places I will go, How I will feel, Priorities I will remember.
Step 2: Cut out images/words from magazines.
Look at your list and scan it closely for any themes that are showing up. Note them down, because now you want to find a visual representation of them for your board.
For example, if you want to be a nutrition coach, select photos of inspiring food. If you want to call in more abundance, photos of entrepreneurial or successful women might work for you.
Also have a think about what it will take for you to reach your goal, or to bring in what you want. If you want to be fit and healthy, put up some exercise and nutrition inspo. Or if you want to be a successful business woman, put up some inspo relating to strategy, goal setting, dreaming big, taking action etc.
Now, go through and cut out any words, people, colours, or patterns that inspire you. Don’t overthink it, just go with your gut and have fun. The point is, you’re spending time on your intention, and giving it energy—versus whining, or going over and over what you don’t have, just for example.
Step 3: Map out your images on your board.
Do this before taping, pasting, or tacking anything. Your vision board can either be completely filled up or have lots empty space. Either way is totally fine. You can allow that empty space to inspire you, knowing that as you go about your year, you’ll uncover more aspects of your dreams and goals to add to your board.
Step 4. Hang your board someplace you’ll see it often.
Some people like to make their vision board small to keep it at work, or take a photo and have it on their phone. Others have it next to the mirror in the bathroom, next to their bed, or in their office where inspirational juices flow regularly.
Step 5: Feel it and be (embody) it.
Now that you’ve tapped into what you really want and can see it everyday, allow yourself to meditate on these visions by consistently imagining them as real. The more excited you get about what you want to create, the more likely you’ll be to attract it into your life.
And every time in the new year, when you have a set back, you can look to your vision board to remind you of the things you really wanted for your life, helping to realign you to your values, vision and truth.
This is the beautiful vision board I created for 2018.
For me this board reminded me to take time for the things that matter most to me, creating balance in my life, knowing I can have what I desire, and always stepping up and towards what scares me! Just looking at this board brings me peace, and reconnects me to what is most important to me so I always stay aligned to me, and not lose sight of that.
Have fun vision boarding!