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Monday, August 10, 2020

How to Create a Vision Board



Being in quarantine I have been able to accomplish a lot. Some days are better than others, but I would say I'm making strides to become the person I want to be. It's easy to lose sight of whats really important when working crazy hours and putting others before yourself.

During the quarantine I have been doing all sorts of things on self development. I did a bunch of personality and enneagram tests, astrology, etc. Whatever to better understand myself for the future.
One of my favorite things I did was create a vision board of the person I want to be at the end of quarantine.

This wasn't something that I did in one day. It actually took me about a week, but I wanted it to align with my goals both personally, professionally, and philanthropically. I chose to do electronic because I want to be able to see anywhere I go. I have seen paper vision boards with newspaper/magazine clippings, stickers, etc. (Also we have 700 sq ft apartment that seems to be getting smaller and smaller each day of this quarantine.

A Vision Board is a creative process to set clear intentions and goals for what you want in your life to  grow and transform yourself.

To start a vision board:
1. Create a Pinterest board and make it private.

2. Organize your thoughts
Get clear on your goals. Goals are in all aspects of our life - friends, family, relationships, career, fitness, well-being, finances, life, hobbies, home, travel,
TIP: Don't rush this step. Think about it all aspects of your life and who you really wanted to be or do. This should be something you feel, and see yourself embody.

3. Collect Images for your Vision Board
In the search bar, put words or phrases, images, colors, patterns of things that you want to accomplish or that inspire you. For example, I want to live in an RV. At first it was because my husband worked in baseball and we were moving so often to me it made sense. Let's get an RV and make monthly payments towards that instead of all these down deposits, etc. Now I see if as living simple. Living with less, and that has become important to me. So I would look for a photo on Pinterest that's similar to the one i want.
TIP: It's great to have material things, but also include how to do you want to feel.

4. Create Your Vision Board
After you have enough images that represent who you are and what you want to accomplish. it's time to create the board. I love Canva, but there are so many apps available to help arrange the photos. Canva is great because if you have the upgraded version you can format it any size. This will be nice when you are want to display it.
TIP: CanvaPro or magazines to create your vision board

5. Displaying your Vision Board
Now the board is done you should place it where you constantly see it. Currently, I have my smaller version of my vision board on my apple watch. Every time I take a look it reminds of what my goals are. It also brings things back to focus for me.

It's important that you don't all the work and then place it in the closet or just forget about it. Place it somewhere that's important to you. Look at it daily. Feel each image like you have already accomplished it.

I often use my vision board when doing visualization exercises in the morning. I visualize myself in the RV, travelling and being my own boss. Imagine this is already your life.

What's on your vision board?


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