This is going to be fun. We have put in some good work to find our true happiness Queens. We have this set of goals, that are now affirmations, and we are working everyday towards dominating and completing our goals and realizing our dreams. Today, I want to discuss another tool, to pack for your journey towards your best life: a vision board.
I am going to try to keep this week's Best You blog post short and sweet so you will have some time to actually practice what I preach...see what I did there? Ah, I crack myself up. Now I know I said the last Best You post on Cleaning up your Social Media Profiles, would be short and it ended up being a 7 minute read. But today, I am aiming to have you on your way to creating the vision board of your dreams in less than four minutes. Clock me!
What is a Vision Board
A vision board is a visual representation of your goals and affirmations. This can be a bunch of photos that represent each of your goals tacked to a bulletin board. A poster board with magazine cutouts. A collage of photos you put together with publisher or photoshop. A drawing, a painting etc. Just like affirmations, having your vision board in a place where you can see it frequently will help to train both your subconscious and your conscious to zero in and focus on your goals. Think of affirmations and vision boards as subliminal messages in movies and TV commercials. Again, I learned of vision boards from Jack Canfield in the Success Principles where he states, " The best way to achieve your goals is to keep them top of mind, so you’re always looking for ways to move yourself closer to them – and a vision board is the perfect tool to help you do that."
How do you create a Vision Board
This is the fun part. You can create your vision board however you want to. As I said above, you can cut out photos from magazines that represent your goals and paste them into a collage on a poster board. You can do everything electronically through a computer program using google images. You can draw your vision board. You can even paint it. Have fun with this exercise.
The only rule is that you have some sort of visual representation of each of your goals. Remember how you visualized each of your Summer goals in order to turn them into an affirmation. Now you want to go a step further and actually find a photo or word that describes that vision that you had for your goal and put it in one place with the visions of all of your other goals in a creative way.
So, using the example from the Affirmations exercise, if my goal was to get a 2010 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, than I would put a picture of a 2010 Chrysler Sebring Convertible on my vision board. If your goal is to make 1 million dollars, you could write a personal check to yourself for a million dollars and put it on your vision board. I've actually photo shopped an account summary from my banking app that shows the amount of money I want to have in my account.
There are multiple ways to put together your vision board. Just make sure you stay true to yourself and are happy with what you put together, because you will be looking at it a lot.
How to Use your Vision Board
Once you've created your vision board you want to put it in a place where you will see it frequently. A few of my mentors have their vision boards in their offices. I create my vision boards in publisher so that I can print out multiple copies and place them everywhere. I have a copy of my vision board in my car, on my phone, on my computer, on my bathroom mirror, everywhere.
As with affirmations, your vision board will not work if you aren't viewing it at least once every day. So make some time to view your vision board as you go through your affirmations. Put your subconscious and conscious mind on goal overload. "By adding a visualization practice to your daily routine, you will naturally become more motivated to reach your goals. You’ll start to notice you are unexpectedly doing things that move you closer to your ideal life", describes Jack Canfield on his website.
Here is a look at my current vision board that I created in December for 2018. After I had written my goals and affirmations for the year, I just googled photos that represented each goal and put them together in this cluster of photos and fierceness:
Can you guess what some of my goals are for this year based on some of the images I've included? Peep the word art Phorbe Logo in the middle. I am proud to say, that I am well on my way to completing about half of the goals represented on my vision board for this year.
I'd love to see what you Queens come up with for your vision boards. Please send a DM the Phorbe Instagram account @PhorbeOfficial with photos!
4 minutes! Boom!!!
It's a beautiful day to conquer the world. So, go forth, collage, glitter, paste and slay!
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JUNE 27, 2018