Beyond the Vision Board
Welcome to 2015. Have you broken your resolutions yet? Most are doomed to fail because they make us beat up on ourselves about what we have and don’t want – like 20 extra lbs, or a smoking or spending habit. But there’s a fun system that helps you achieve your goals that will make you feel good in the process.
Create a vision for your future to live into with a vision board filled with what you want to experience in the coming months, along with some powerful affirmations that match your version of your perfect year.
It’s easy and fun to make a vision board – they basically consist of words and pictures that inspire you, cut from a magazine and glued to a poster board. If you’ve seen The Secret you may remember when John Assaraf pulls a vision board he’d created years before from a moving box, and discovers it depicts the house he’d just moved into exactly. Such is the power of vision boards!
How do they work their magic? We get what we focus on the most. Vision boards help you focus on what you WANT, instead of what you already have and don’t like.
There are no limits to what you can create. I have several – one depicts an overall vision of the happy life I intend to continue creating, while others address specific aspects of it. I call mine Gratitude Boards, which shifts the feeling from “I want it” to “Got it, Thank You!” There’s no higher vibration than that of love and gratitude, so I definitely want it linked to my future creations.
But why stop at a board? There are many benefits to a portable gratitude board book – one you make with a binder filled with self-sticking pages from a photo album. Not only does this keep your goals private, you’ll be able to take your gratitude boards anywhere, even to the office or on trips. This is quite an advantage, as studies show the more often you look at them, the quicker you will manifest all the things on it!
Another advantage to this approach is you can target a specific area of your life for each sheet; abundant health, wealth, relationships, personal development – anything important to you. Whatever you put on your vision board, remember to take time each day to focus on it and imagine having all the things on it in your life now. Then, as they start manifesting in your life – and they will – celebrate those wins to pave the way for more to come!
Try it and see! Mentally create the story of your life the way you want it to unfold, make a vision board or book that helps you keep these desires in the foreground of your mind, and watch your dreams transform into reality, and 2015 the best year of your life.
Alexandria is a Life Coach and Reiki Master who specializes in helping you ignite your energy and passion for living. She can be reached at AlexandriaBarker.com.