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30 Aug

I LOVE a good vision board! Nothing gets me more excited for what’s to come than imaging it in detail. For those of you who don’t know what a vision board is it may sound a little silly and I may sound a little crazy (especially after yesterday’s post stating I wanted to be Gwyneth Paltrow in my 30’s). But, I am going to risk ridicule and share it with you because I find vision boards to be a brilliant tool for gaining a clear focus on what I want to bring into my life.

A vision board is simply a visual representation or collage of the things that you want to have, be, or do in your life. It consists of a poster or foam board with cut-out pictures, drawings and/or writing on it of the things that you want in your life or the things that you want to become. The purpose of a vision board is to activate the Law of Attraction to begin to pull things from your external environment that will enable you to realize your dream. I feel like 365 til 30 is one big vision board for what I want to attract in my life.

The picture above is the vision board I made 8 months ago when I had no idea I would start 365 til 30 but when I look at the images on the board I see my 29th year in clear focus…I see 365 til 30.

{How To Make Your Own Vision Board}

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Compile your pictures. Start by going through magazines and compiling all the pictures that you can find that are relevant to your goals. Don’t evaluate the pictures or start pasting them onto your board. Just stack them into a pile. Make sure that each image that you put on your board resonates with your heart and makes you excited at the mere look of it. It’s also important when selecting pictures to include anything that is congruent with your goal, such as any changes in your life that might result from obtaining your goal. So if your goal is to have a six figure income, then select pictures of a lifestyle that is congruent with your six figure income. Asking yourself the following questions might help you design a congruent vision board:

What would you do differently when you realize your goal?
Where would you travel?
Where would you live?
What would you wear?
What things would you own?
What kind of vehicle would you drive?
What would you do for work?…Or would you work?
Who would you help?

2

Sort and Cut. Go through your pile of pictures and select the ones that impact you the most emotionally. Cut the extraneous material away from the image.

3

Arrange and glue. Start arranging your pictures creatively on your board. Don’t worry about being artistic—that’s not the point. The point is that your board should resonate with your emotions. Arrange your pictures in a way that gives you an emotional connection to your vision board. After you are satisfied with the arrangement, glue all your pictures in place. Additionally, you might want to add writing or drawing on your vision board if you feel that it would better resonate with your emotions.

 4

Strategic positioning. The most important part of having a vision board is having it in a strategic location that gives you as much visual exposure to it throughout the day. For most of us, this is in the office, but if that is not possible or appropriate, then try your living room or your bedroom. Some people I know mount their vision boards on the ceiling above their bed so that it is the first thing they see when they wake up and the last thing they see when they go to sleep. If you are sensitive to what others might say of your vision board, then be sure to keep it in a safe area where only you will see it. Negative criticism or justification of your dreams can kill the energy that your vision board releases.

5

Update your vision board. Your vision board has to inspire you. It has to charge you with renewed passion every time you look at it and over time and as you progress closer towards your vision, you might find that some of the images or pictures on your vision board don’t really carry as much emotional impact on you as they did before. When this happens, you’ll want to update your vision board with new fresh images that do inspire you. You’re vision board is not a finished piece of art after its initial creation. It’s a dynamic piece of art that shifts and changes as your vision shifts and changes. Therefore, if you find your level of passion that your vision board gives you is growing weaker, then update it to bring fresh new emotions to it.

{Steps found on selfgrowth.com}

{I made my last vision board in a class with my amazing life coach…Maggi Sharf .Seriously, she changed my life. Trust me try her!}

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“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions”

Albert Einstein

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  1. 191 « - December 29, 2011

    […] But, in the meantime if you are in the mood to create a new vision board for the New Year click here to see some […]

  2. Dream Big: Kate McClafferty | WELL in L.A. - December 8, 2012

    […] My office area is totally lacking and it pains me! My boyfriend and I moved into together 6 months ago (into his place) and while it’s been AMAZING for my life in so many ways, it’s been horrible for my office- meaning I don’t have an office anymore.  I’ve had to get very creative…I work at the kitchen counter….I work in bed…I work on the couch…I work at various coffee shops around LA (I’m a fan of ones with good cookies), until we move (could not come sooner) and I get myself an office once again. I will share this photo with you! It’s the photo I have on my vision board of my perfect office space. […]

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