"By adding visualization practice to your daily routine, you will naturally become more motivated to reach your goals. And you’ll start to notice you are unexpectedly doing things that move you closer to your ideal life." - Jack Canfield
Creating the Perfect Vision Board
Here are some tips that I follow in order to create a vision board that depicts my goals and dreams in all areas of my life.
1. Start With Your Space
Our lives are important and it requires space to pursue what's most important. It's so important to come home to a place that feels distressing and comfortable and keeps you inspired.
On my vision board (pictured above), large windows with greenery, sunlight, and monochromatic colors are reflective of my mental, spiritual and creative state.
2. Find Free Time Away From Work
There's never enough time, but what does free time look like for you? What do you hope to achieve in this free time? It could be learning to play the guitar, or hanging out with your friends.
For me, free time is traveling and exploring the ocean deeps. One of my goals is to revisit the Great Barrier Reef because life is better by the sea for me!
3. Find A New Approach That You Can Do To Improve Your Health
We all fail at something at some point in our lives; however, the only way a failure is a bad thing is if you refuse to learn from it. Set, adjust and build goals that are super specific. Putting a photo of a skinny model won't be as effective as putting a "how are you going to get there" photo.
My goal in 2017 was to reduce my overall body fat through heavy lifting, so I had photos of my personal trainer deadlifting and squatting.
In 2018, my goal was learning to love and honor my body through daily yoga practices. This developed a sense of compassion and self-confidence for myself.
For 2019, I want to create an evenly conditioned body and be strong without using weights. The pilates and calisthenic photos reflect my vision of what I will be practicing to achieve the balanced development of my body.
4. Believe In Something. Believe It is Possible.
Do you walk by Faith? Are you planning to volunteer? What do you fight for?
Find photos or quotes that are meaningful and aligned with your belief or calling.
Fighting against human trafficking is something that has been on my mind and I would love to find a way to help out in 2019.
5. List Two Things You Would Like To Achieve
It doesn't have to be a new hobby or practice. It could be a continuous improvement from an old goal.
For myself, it is continuing to keep a personal journal and read daily.
- Use Microsoft Office or Mac Pages to create your vision board
- Laminate your vision board
- Put your vision board on a visible surface and let it work its magic over time
It is important with vision boards to also realize that your happiness starts from the moment you envision your goals - not just when you achieve them! Remember to appreciate where your life was that day when you're looking at the vision board.