A few posts ago, I took some information on creating vision boards from Oprah.com and posted it on my blog. This past spring break, I spent some time creating a small vision board of my own. However, after reading more about vision boards, I decided to take my little vision and incorporate it into a bigger, more creative one. If you look in the center of the second photo, you can see my spring break vision board which I've incorporated into this one. So today, I purchased a project board along with some gift wrapping paper that I liked and went to work.
Before I began, I did a values activity from Cheryl Richardson's book Stand Up for Your Life. This activity helped me focus in on 10 values that are important to me at this point in my life. You can see those on the front of the vision board in green. Then, from those 10, I chose my 4 essential values which I posted on the inside right flap. Along with the pictures and words in the middle of my vision board, which I cut from magazines, I also typed up my life mission and current vision statement. These are posted on the left side flap. On the right, I have my 4 Essential Values listed along with intentions for my daily life.
Once again, I cannot recommend creating your own vision board highly enough. It really helps you focus your attention and energy on creating the life you truly desire. By surrounding yourself with the words and visual images you would like to have in your life, you are able to create some space and invite in these feelings, things, and experiences. Then, very important to this whole process, you have to let go and trust life will rise up to meet you when you are ready.
If you want to create a vision board of your own, here are the supplies you'll need:
1. a board (this can be a piece of cardboard, a poster board, a project board--whatever you want
2. magazines (you could also print off pictures from the internet)
3. glue (I think rubber cement works the best)
5. candles lit and music that inspires you (these are optional, but they definitely work for me!)
That's it. Relax, just jump in, and have some fun. Enjoy spending some time focusing on yourself and co-creating the life you desire.
Here is your yoga thought for the day:
"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true."