Vision Boards: The Power of Putting It Down
Some things you just have to see to believe. And when it comes to our dreams, we often have to see them to make them come true. A great way to make your dreams visible and tangible is to create a vision board, which is a visual outline of your dreams and all the things you want in your life. Even Oprah stands behind the power of vision boards – when you can see it, you can achieve it. It’s time to get crafty and grab a few friends and create your own vision board.
Step 1: Write It Out
Dreams and aspirations that are in our heads are just that – in our heads. Get those dreams down on paper and write out everything you envision for your life. Write down that job title you’ve always wanted, the goal weight you want to achieve, or the type of car you want to buy after a few years of saving.
Step 2: Supplies
Vision boards are personal, so however you decide to create yours is completely up to you. The more digitally inclined might like to make theirs online using Pinterest, while others, like myself, prefer to bring it back to 1st grade and get crafty. Everything you’ll need for your vision board can easily be purchased at your local dollar store! You’ll need:
- large poster board
- glue stick or tape
It’s also great to have old magazines or catalogues so you can cut images and words for your board. You can also print out things you see online that are more specific.
Step 3: Get to Work
I once hosted a vision board brunch with a few of my friends, and though it took time, laughter and mimosas, we were able to help each other with our boards and shared some of our dreams. Getting together with friends is a great way for you all to hold each other accountable for achieving your dreams. They can be your source of encouragement between the cutting and gluing. You can also try to this alone. I spent New Year’s Day creating my 2014 vision board while I sat on the floor of my living room and sang along to my favorite tunes. It was a relaxing exercise, and I felt like I had somewhat of a grip on my dreams.