Every new year brings the opportunity for a fresh start and smash those goals. But every minute, every hour, every day can be the time to set goals, dream big and work towards a life you love.
365 days equals 365 opportunities for you to create the life you really want.
We all tend to start the year with ambitious New Year's Resolutions in mind. But having big dreams is only the first step on your journey. It's just as important to put a plan in place and set little habits every day that will help get you there. The choices you make every single day have the power to drive change and make a really big impact. Be and create the energy you want to attract!
Dreaming is always the first step to doing. Creating a Vision Board could just be your guide to the year ahead.
Creating a space that displays what you want actually does bring it to life. What we focus on expands. When you create a vision board and place it in a space where you see it often, you essentially end up doing short visualization exercises throughout the day.
“Your brain will work to achieve the statements you give your subconscious mind. And when those statements are the affirmations and images of your goals, you are destined to achieve them!”
Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do. The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience and it is doing that through your thoughts. Whether you believe that or not, we know that visualization works.
So, what’s the big secret to creating a vision board that works? It’s simple: Your vision board should focus on how you want to feel, not just on things that you want. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to include the material stuff, too. However, the more your board focuses on how you want to feel, the more it will come to life.
There is only one major rule to creating a vision board that works, and it’s that there aren’t any rules. You aren’t going to mess it up, you can create your vision board on your own terms. Here are the answers to the most common questions people ask:
Q: What should I put on my vision board?
A: Anything that inspires and motivates you. The purpose of your vision board is to bring everything on it to life. First, think about what your goals are in the following areas: relationships, career and finances, home, travel, personal growth (including spirituality, social life, education) and health.
You don’t have to cover each area exactly the same, just take a mental inventory of what you want each of those areas to look like and write them down. Always handwrite your goals instead of typing them, there’s something energetic about actually handwriting your goals. From your goals and aspirations, think about what you want on your vision board. Like I said before, what you focus on expands. You’ll be amazed at how things just start popping up all over the place once you set the intention for what you want and how you want to feel.
Q: Should I have one main vision board, or a bunch of small ones for different areas of my life?
A: It’s totally up to you. What makes the most sense in your life? You could have one central vision board that you look at every day in your home office, and have a few small ones around the home or office space. Each area of our lives affect each other, so starting with one central vision board usually makes sense. Theme boards that center on specific events or areas of your life are great too
Q: How often should I re-do my vision board?
A: Whenever it feels right. You might want to leave blank space on your vision board so you can accept new things as they appear in my life, then add and rearrange during the year when you feel it. You’ll just know.
Once you’ve clarified your vision and made your vision board, your job is simply to look at it often, and trust that the Universe will provide you with the opportunities to manifest each and every thing you truly desire. Hold these images in your awareness on a regular basis, and say “Yes!” when opportunities present themselves to make your dreams come to life. As you come up with new ideas and inspirations, feel free to add to it at any time. Your vision board should be a flexible and fluid representation of your desires as they shift and morph throughout your life. In fact, it’s recommended that you create a completely new vision board every 6 to 12 months to be sure it’s current, inspiring, and up-to-date with your values and priorities.
Your vision board doesn’t need to be perfect and can certainly be a work in progress. Each person’s vision board will be unique and individual, so try not to compare to others or judge the outcome. Have fun, be open and willing, and see what happens! The Universe might just surprise you.