Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of hosting a series of vision board workshops at the Southwood Social Hub big meet up at Soho Farmhouse. These are workshops that I truly love facilitating!
Vision Boarding is a relatively simple tool which has enormous benefits. The process allows you to give yourself time to get creative to produce a sacred space that displays what you want and, how you want to feel. I always suggest that once the board is created you display it somewhere you will see it everyday, or take a picture of it and have it as the screensaver on your phone or computer. When you place your board in a space where you see it often, you essentially end up doing short visualisation exercises throughout the day.
Visualisation is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do. According to the popular book The Secret, “The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience and it is doing that through your thoughts. When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe.”
So, what’s the big secret to creating a vision board that works?
It’s simple: Your vision board should focus on how you want to feel, not just on things that you want. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to include the material stuff, too. However, the more your board focuses on how you want to feel, the more it will come to life.
Make space and time to create your vision board, take a couple of uninterrupted hours and make it a time for you to create something visual for how you want your life to be. What you want to achieve / get and how you want to feel.
Here are some tips to help you as you create your board:
1. Create your vision board based on how you want to feel as well as what you want to achieve.
2. Make time to do it properly, set aside time as a gift to yourself.
3. Make a vision board based on what you LOVE and want to attract.
4. Have multiple boards for the different areas of your life.
5. Choose a format that you will see everyday. I’m old school and say create a collage using a big board, magazines, pictures, scissors and glue! Take a picture of it and use it as your screensaver. If you do it electronically via Canva or something similar, print it out and stick it up in your home
6. Enjoy the process – make it joyful and celebrate everything you achieve.
7. Take Action. Set clear, stretching goals that are Specific. Measurable. Accountable. Resonant. Thrilling!
8. Get some accountability – tell others what you want to bring into your life and ask them for help and to hold you accountable.
9. Regularly re-visit and check your progress. Make changes where necessary and take time to celebrate!
10. Own YOUR vision, don’t allow yourself to be de-railed by others – it only needs to make sense to you.
Happy creating! Here's my board for 2019...