To Organize Your Life. If you take time to make your own vision board, you will be amazed at the results and how easily it will be for you to get organized. Plus this allows you to have a "break" from the typical organizing... so in a way, the vision board is a way to organize without organizing! This activity is great to do anytime. Consider doing it before you take on projects so they come together with greater ease and enjoyment. It may also a way to bring more clarity and direction if you feel stuck.
Results to expect when you make your own vision board. I have realized that the most important thing in seeing results with your vision board is to be O-P-E-N. For example, when I cut out pictures of an eco-friendly car, I cut out an SUV hybrid, but what I ended up with is a SMART car. I didn’t even know the SMART car existed when I worked on my vision board. It wasn’t the actual car I wanted, but the essence of it. Also, when I was cutting out lakes, I didn’t know that I would own a lake house two years later. I would say that over 90% of what I had on my vision board has come true, but in different forms than I first thought. But you know what? It has been BETTER than I imagined.
Why is it important to make your own vision board? Think of a vision board as a collage of what you desire. Creating a vision board allows you to slow down and have focused time and energy on what you want instead of what you don’t want. Placing your vision board where you can see it every day will also remind you of your purpose and your overall “WHY” you want to be more organized. Unconsciously you will begin to take inspired action that will lead you towards the life you want to live. Plus, you will finally use all the piled up magazines and catalogs you have kept. You knew you were keeping them for a reason, right? Well this it!
Variations to make your own vision board. Do you have a specific goal or project? Go ahead and make your own vision board with that in mind. I recently just made a vision board just for my businesses to help me be more mindful about what I want to accomplish, how I impact others, and how I want to feel. You can also make your own vision board for each room of your house, focusing on specific pieces of furniture, how you want to feel when you come in the room, and what kinds of activities you would like to do in there. Placing each vision board on the door to the room will be very powerful. We have also created a vision book for our future home. We cut out pictures of furniture, floor plans, and room ideas. Since it is in a book, it keeps it very focused and allows us to continue adding to it as we find more and more things we like.
This article was by our wonderful friend Marlo.
These are my vision boards from two different workshops. Each year I have hung them up where I fold my laundry. I get a weekly reminder of what my best intentions look like. It is thrilling to check off the moments that manifest into real life. The workshop is so fun and my
new yearly tradition.