I don’t know about you, but I normally have a thousand thoughts running through my mind a mile a minute. On top of that, it can be overwhelming because I can’t think about one certain task I’d like to do and let alone… how to move on to another. That is until I started writing things down. Before, I’d just let it go on, but try to slow it down mentally and start over. LMBO! Now that I think of it, it sounds hilarious- but I actually had to think to myself, “STOP! STOP!” so I could snap out of it. I have always been an organized person. I knew how to file things in its correct place so I could have that clear space. I always look at it like “a cluttered space is a cluttered mind”. I also noticed when I draw and write things down, my tasks usually gets done.
I was introduced to this new idea just a few weeks ago by one of my small groups sisters who told me that she created a vision board. I’ve heard of this board, but I’ve never tried to do one or was I anxious to start purchasing things at Wally World (WalMart) to started. She told me what she had on her board and the meanings of why she choose it. She actually knew what she was going for it life and how she wanted it… it was impressive too. The purpose of a VISION BOARD is to display photos of people, places or things and quotes and sayings (like a collage) on a board for positive inspiration or things you want to work forward to in your future. Most people use magazines, newspaper clippings, flyers and mailbox stuffers, photos of family and friends to complete their boards.
If you would like to do this project, you would need:
– poster board (any size is good, but the bigger the board, the more you can fit)
– magazines (I’ve found that magazines geared to home/garden, glamour, and money work best- go figure!)
– glue stick (liquid glue can get messy and makes images bumpy)
– crayons and markers
When you are doing a vision board, being neat is ok. What makes your board even personal and “beautiful” is that it’s your own thoughts, your vision and that everything seems scattered and not in order. Personally, I think it resembles a work of art when different colors, ideas, photos and sayings are scattered around the board. When adding words, you don’t necessarily have to clip paragraphs and sentences. You can, but trying short words like “love”, “become successful” and/or “gain power” to get straight to the point and it delivers that instant message.
When you are doing your board, you’d want to ask yourself this questions to help you choose to right pieces for you:
– What do you want for your life today?
– Where do you see yourself within the next 5 to 10yrs (or you could think further down the line if you aren’t doing annual VBs)
– In order to succeed, what must you have?
– What is your life’s motto?
– What would you like to see yourself driving or riding in?
– Where do you envision yourself living or vacationing to?
– How would you describe your characteristics?
– If money wasn’t a factor, what do you need/want most of all?
– If you could, what would you surround yourself around?
– What do you enjoy doing the most?
– What would you like to work on when it comes to YOU! ?
Those are just a few things you could bring to your board like I’ve done with mine.
I haven’t finished my board yet, even though I just started today. In fact, I’d like to toss the one I started today and start over. I even contemplated getting a smaller board. I think that was the worst idea I could ever think of because that will only limit me on the amount of things to add. If I am going to dream BIG… I need a BIG *** board for my many visions. So if you do decided to do this craft, remember a smaller board only means less opportunities to accomplish and the BIGGER you go… more empowerment will come your way!!!