We love inspirational documentaries, books, interviews and articles. Most of these always mention goal setting, manifesting and visualizing. And in doing so… this helps to make your dreams a reality.
Alright it isn’t that simple, there’s gonna be hard work, persistence, resilience, management, grit and a whole other bunch of stuff involved BUT visualization will help you achieve your goals and dreams.
To make your dreams a reality you need to know what your dreams are. You need to work out what you want to go for in life and really try and understand what that might look like. This gives you a clear path forward. It provides motivation and inspiration to continue to take action.
This is where a vision board comes in handy.
A vision board is something you create that contains exact ideas or representations of your goals.
It can be a physical board or you can even create an online vision board.
Today, we’re going to share with you how to create a vision board. The vision board we believe will work best is one that you see often. This is the whole point of the board, you’re keeping your eyes on the prize. You are keeping your vision clear. A vision board you see often helps you remain focused on what really matters.
You see, when reaching for any goal it is easy to get bogged down by the day-to-day (there’s so much to do!) and sometimes you can focus too much on the small picture. A vision board consistently reminds you of WHY you’re doing what you’re doing and what actually matters. It reminds you to zoom out.
Another reason we love the idea of placing your vision board somewhere in your home or office is so your vision can be shared with those around you. When you have visitors asking “what’s that?” you can answer, encouraging you to say your dreams out loud and creating more accountability for yourself.
So how do you create a vision board?!
You need something to start your board on. It could be a pin board. It could be a large piece of cardboard. Of course, if you’re doing a digital one, use a platform like Canva and search for images on a site like unsplash. If you’re doing a physical board, also get some scissors, glue, pins etc.
Collect a stack of old magazines, books and newspapers and start tearing out pages that inspire and motivate you. Images that represent your goals.
For example, an image of a flowers might represent self love. You get to decide on the meaning of each image.
Look around your house for any reminders of amazing memories. For example, you could add a postcard from your last big overseas trip, a symbol for your travel desires.
Maybe you pin up the MerryBody 21 Day I’m Already Amazing Challenge plan?! This is a representation of you prioritizing your mental and physical health.
This is our Annual Challenge we run every new year, a daily Yoga, Pilates and Meditation practice to start your year off with the intention of self-acceptance and self-confidence. We start 23 January 2023 and it’s going to be amazing. Join us by signing up here and check out the PDF plan here (we think it would look amazing on your vision board!).
It could be that you write words or goals on coloured pieces of paper.
You could find some other items like ribbon and sparkles to go the real extra mile with your vision board!
Gather all your vision board material and pin/glue it on to your board! Currate it in a way that is pleasing to your eyes, it makes you excited when you look at it. While you’re making your board, why not play your favourite empowering music? We’d be playing Girl On Fire by Alicia Keyes on repeat.
Set it up in a place where you’ll see it every day.
Add to it when you have new goals or make changes when your direction takes a different path. Walk past it every day and even if it’s for a couple seconds to focus on your dreams and goals.
Still not sure about vision boards and visualizing your goals? Well, have a quick think about all the people who use visualization in their lives. People like Oprah, Jim Carey, Marie Forleo and many elite athletes. Maybe you should try it out?
We’d LOVE love love love to see photos of your vision boards! Send us a photo on Instagram so we can see it @themerrymakersisters
Emma + Carla