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Vision Boards – Express Your Desires and Visualize Your Future

There is a lot of buzz around the idea of vision boards. You’ve been probably seeing vision board workshops popping up all over your social media accounts. Is this something I should do? How would it help me? Is it on the level of The Secret and Ouija boards?

What’s in a vision?

Vision is defined as “the faculty or state of being able to see”. That’s easy’s your ability to see. I have awful, Coke-bottle-glasses type of vision. However a vision board goes beyond that. The second definition states “the ability to think about and plan the future with imagination or wisdom.” Boom!

Simply stated, a vision board is a creation that you design to express your desires for the future. The idea is to create a visual representation that will inspire and motivate us to pursue our best life.

Repetition is the key.

The magic to a vision board is to help you establish your goals in a clear fashion and to see your goals daily. Through repetition, you are continually reestablishing those ideas in your head and making patterns to move towards those goals.

Visualization makes it real…almost.

A vision board provides you with feedback to visualize accomplishing your dream. If you placed the word “fearless” on your board and reinforce daily that at work you are going to be fearless, not fearful. You will have already envisioned yourself being fearless in a situation. Your body and mind won’t even know the difference. You can be what you consistently visualize.

Clarity…among the mess.

It is known that I have the brain of a squirrel. I want to lose 30 pounds. I want to learn to stay on a budget. Write a book and have whiter teeth. Let’s not even talk about my goals for my business and my marriage. The mess of goals basically leads me nowhere.

When you can clearly see and state your objectives, progress can be measured and achieved. Through vision boards, you can clearly see where your heart is wanting to grow. You will be able to concentrate on the important goals and let others fall away for now.

How to make a vision board.

Making a board that reflects your own vision is an easy, three-step process.

1. Gather media materials (magazines, pictures, encouraging words, etc.) and start to arrange them on a piece of paper, a journal page, a cork board, or on anything that you can see regularly.

2. Find a quiet spot so that you can take a couple deep breaths, loosen your jaw, slide your shoulders down, and focus on yourself. Release yourself from the daily stress and give yourself some time. Create a no-stress zone.

3. Secure the images and words on the board and read over them. State to yourself out loud the goals so you can hear yourself and connect your objectives to your heart. Place the beautiful piece of art where you can see it daily and enjoy the freedom of creation.

The start of something beautiful.

Vision boards are not the answer to everything but by focusing on your goals and visualizing your success, you can help your head and heart align for your future. Feel free to make as many as you need to bring out the boldness of your true self.

Dawn Miller

Dawn is a small-town farm girl who married her mountain man after college. She's a mom of 4 amazing kids and 3 beautiful fur-babies. Having her degree in psychology and English, she pursued social work after college but soon became a SAHM and homeschool teacher. Now that her kids are all older and in high school or college, she has started over with a career in yoga and Christian meditation through Everyday Dawn Yoga. Beyond her family, she loves coffee, dark chocolate, running trails, Jesus, and laughing hysterically until she pees.

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