I created another vision board when I decided to make a big career move, leave my job and study full time. As much as I wanted to follow my passion and become a holistic nutritional consultant, I was finding it difficult to be a student again, get organised and stay focused. Enter the vision board. I have been working with the theory of laws of attraction for many years to help support me in my challenges and fitness goals.
What is a vision board? A vision board is a very powerful tool that involves a collection of pictures and words that represent your dreams and goals. The idea behind it is that when you surround yourself with images of how you want to feel, who you want to become, what you want to achieve, your life changes to match those images and desires. Basically, you are setting an intention for what you want with the support of images that resonate with your goals.
As you read this you might be saying to yourself that it all sounds a bit bogus. Well, think again. Research shows that vision boards are indeed, very effective. Just ask Jim Carey, Kellan Lutz, Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry, John Assaraf, Oprah, or Lucinda Cross, as they, and many other famous and highly successful people, have reported amazing success with this method. Olympic athletes are also known to create vision boards to help improve their performance. Jack Canfield, the author of the “Chicken Soup For The Soul” book series, is a big believer in the power of vision boards. Canfield has said that “Creating a vision board is probably one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you.”
So, where do you begin? First you'll need scissors, tape or glue, old magazines, printed images, and a large sheet of paper, bristol board, or a bulletin board. Start by writing down what you want to achieve. It could be improved health, more time for yourself, a relationship, financial independence, a new career, a vacation, a project you want to finish, etc. Search the Internet and go through magazines. Choose words and pictures that correspond with your goals such as wellness, happiness, joy, laughter, peace, prosperity, love, wisdom, and time. If you can imagine it, it can be part of your vision board and it can become your reality. Collect a stack of images, phrases and words. Go through the images and begin to lay your favourites on the board. Use your intuition, and as you lay the pictures on the board, you’ll get a sense how you want the board to look. You might assign a theme to each corner of the board, such as health, job, spirituality, relationships, or it may just be that the images want to go all over the place. Attach everything onto the board. You can colour on it, or write words with markers...it's your board, so design it which ever way you like. A very powerful step is to leave space in the very center of your vision board for a fantastic photo of yourself where you look radiant and happy.
Once you've created your board, it's important to look at it several times throughout the day, so hang it in a place where you will see it most often. Take note of changes in your life that reflect progress toward the goals you have represented on your board. As things begin to materialise, take the pictures/words off and put them in a box. This will become your box of accomplishments that you can reflect upon often.
This is Janice, inspiring change
Sources: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-rider/the-scientific-reason-why_b_6392274.html; http://www.lifehack.org/292677/how-creating-vision-board-will-empower-you-manifest-your-dream-life