In a recent session a client asked if I had some advice on how to make a vision board. She’d never done one before and wanted to give it a go.
I was slightly stumped for a moment, as I too had only started creating vision boards in my 40’s and hadn’t really had any hard and fast information on what to do. I just knew that I needed to think about what I wanted to create, find images that resonated with my theme and stick them on a page.
So I had to think about it a bit.
Good old google came to my rescue and I found this great article from Oprah’s website which you can definitely check out.
Here are my take homes from the article:
- Vision boards are about manifesting a desired future for yourself.
- Before you begin you should take a moment of self-reflection and figure out what area of your life you want to focus on (work, home, love, spirituality, money etc etc) and then ask yourself what about this area is most important to you. What is it you want to create for yourself in your future.
- One board can cover more than one area at a time. My most recent one, covers spirituality as well as money.
- Take a moment to think about the one or two segments of your life you really want to change and focus on the words those sectors bring to mind.
- Then, decide if your vision board should represent short-term or long-term change.
Here comes the fun stuff that frankly is also a great way of connecting to your inner child (getting out the scissors and glue)!
Get out your magazines.
It’s time to hunt through your old stashes for visual representations of your goal. Focus on ripping out any content which you feel resonates with you and whatever your point of focus is.
To make your vision board work, put it somewhere you can see it.
Once you’re done, put your vision board in a place that’s within your regular line of sight because the key is to look at it as often as possible. My suggestion, is to mindfully take a moment to focus on it everyday.
Collect your vision boards and watch and see what manifests in your life. But more than anything, enjoy the process of creating.
Lastly, if, like me, you find you have an inner critic who tells you what you are doing is not good enough, this is chance to reparent! Notice the critical voice and then take a moment to be kind to yourself in the way you wish a parent or teacher could’ve been when you were young. Be encouraging, whatever the outcome!
Have fun creating and manifesting!!