For many people a new year brings about new goals and objectives for the upcoming year. It’s a time where everything seems a little bit more possible and attainable and the possibilities for the year ahead seem extremely promising. It’s a new year, a new beginning, a fresh start and a damn good time to finally start working toward some of the things we may have put off. This year, in addition to the list of things I learned in 2018, (that I will implement in 2019) I decided to take a little more action and control of my goals by creating a vision board.
A vision board is simply a creative and tangible way to manifest and harness what you want to receive in all its abundance. The idea is to design a collage of images, pictures, words and affirmations of your deepest desires and goals on a poster board. You then place your finished board in an area that you look at often (the wall in your room, dresser, bathroom mirror, etc.). The more you look at these images and affirmations, the more you will attract and manifest them in your life.
Now I know that on first impression, the idea that you can attract something into your life by simply looking at a board filled with pictures and words seems hard to fully conceptualize; it just seems too simple. Believe me, it was a hard concept for me to grasp too, but personal experience has shown that it’s 100% possible.
I created my first vision board about two years ago. On it, I had my dream car, goals for school, goals for my personal life and mantras that I wanted to live by. I found that many of the objectives and goals I set for myself and placed on my vision board, actually came to fruition (the dream car is still loading). For example, I always wanted to go to South Africa, so in addition to the words and affirmations on my board, I had a picture of Table Mountain, which is in South Africa. Six months later, I found myself actually hiking to the top of Table Mountain and studying abroad in Cape Town that summer. In hindsight, I realized that because I was consistently looking at my board every day, the vision became so engrained in my thoughts that it became natural to take the steps to make it happen.
So not only is a vision board a powerful tool for attracting what you want, it’s also a fun and creative way to get your goals and ideas aligned in one place. Plus, it’s a good excuse to make a night of it: grab your favorite magazines, invite your friends over, chill some wine, and put on some good music… a vision board party is never a bad idea.
This month, I challenge you to make your own vision board. Be intentional about it; make it specific and personal to your own dreams and desires for the upcoming year. You’ll be amazed at what you can manifest when you align your goals in one place, think about them every day and then take the necessary steps to make them happen.
“The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.” -Norman Vincent Peale