Finding Your Vision
The start to a new year is a great time to regain focus on what is important to you and what you want from the year ahead. 2020 threw us a GIGANTIC curve ball in following through with resolutions and plans made last year, but I want to encourage you to take the time to determine what you might want to experience in 2021.
A Vision Board is a great exercise in helping you determine what it most important to you and assist you in finding ways to connect. It helps you clarify who you are and what you want and where you are going. It can help you tap into your subconscious desires and develop a plan to keep what is most important in front of you. It is also a great resource to learn more about yourself.
A Vision Board is a collage of words and images that offer an inspiration to the creator. The collection of images can be WHO you want to be, WHAT you want to experience in life, or HOW you want your life to look. It is a visual representation of your goals and dreams.
A Vision Board is created by cutting out pictures, words, and quotes that inspire you or catch your attention. Using magazines and images from the Internet you organize and paste them onto a large piece of paper or poster board. You can give it a title and date it if you like.
Some suggestions for creating a vision board:
- Your Vision Board must have pictures.
- When searching for images, don't restrict what you will cut out, include anything that appeals to you.
- While working on your Vision Board, focus more on the feeling of the images rather than your thoughts of the images.
- Include inspiring quotes or personal affirmations.
- Use vibrant images with bright colors.
- Remember that this is not about creating a piece of art but rather creating something that visually inspires and motivates you.
A Vision Board is a great exercise to do before setting any goals for the new year. They can be fun and inspiring. Afterwards, hang your creation in a place where you will regularly see it to keep you focused on the things you want this year to bring.
After you complete your Vision Board consider these journal prompts:
- What did you find difficult to do in creating your vision board?
- What would you do differently next time?
- What clear plans emerged for you from creating a vision board?