It’s the new year, and plenty of folks are breaking out new planners, creating intentional resolutions, and…making vision boards.
In case you are unfamiliar with the concept, a vision board is simply a visual collection of all the goals you want to achieve in your life. The Law of Attraction factors in big with vision boards, with the general thought being that if you create a tangible vision for your life, you will see it clearly and attain it faster.
For a long time, I resisted the idea of creating a personal vision board, because I’m not particularly crafty, and I thought journaling would do the trick.
But last January, I had the opportunity to create a vision board at a retreat I attended it, and I was surprised at how much fun I had seeing with my own two eyes what my life could look like!
Whether you are creating your first board or your tenth, here are five tips for enhancing your vision board this year:
Create the vision. It makes absolutely ZERO sense for you to put together a vision board when you don’t know what the hell your vision is! Crack open that journal and take some time to reflect on what you really want for your life.
Think long term. Don’t approach your vision board as simply checklist of all the things you need to do in the next 365 days. I like to approach vision boarding with a more extended timeline. One question I ask myself to get in the right mindset is, “when it’s all said and done, what do I want to have experienced?” It’s a vision for your whole life, not just for the upcoming year.
Do it solo. Plenty of people attend vision board parties, where everyone sits together and chats while cutting up magazines and pasting their idea lives onto a piece of posterboard. But if you can create without the company, do it! It can be fun to see what everyone else is visualizing for their life, and sharing your vision with others as well, but I prefer the clarity that comes with creating this solo. You’ll spend less time explaining yourself or peeking at your neighbor’s board and more time focusing on your own desires. But if you are attending a party…
BYOM (Bring Your Own Magazines). Sometimes the host will provide the magazines, but I prefer to purchase my own ahead of time…mainly because I want to see people who look like me on my vision board! Bonus points if you attach your own picture to your board.
Set the tone. Whether this means crafting in total silence with a candle lit, or pressing play on your most joyful Apple Music playlist, make sure you’re in the zone as you create. After all, this is the energy you’re inviting into your life!
BONUS TIP: Display it proudly and declare it yours. Once you’ve finished your board, hang it somewhere that you can see it EVERY DAY. And each day as you look at it, declare to yourself, “The life I want is already mine!”