Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Vision Board 101


"Your brain will work tirelessly to achieve the statements you give your subconscious mind.  And when those statements are the affirmations and images of your goals, you are destined to achieve them!  Creating a vision board is probably one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you"
(source)

A lot has been changing in the best year, especially in the last month.  Jim went into the hospital on 4th of July and life's been a whirlwind ever since.  Seeing him so sick really got me thinking about what I wanted to do with my life and that's what led to me finally making a vision board.
I had wanted to do this for a while but the procrastinator in me kept it on the back-burner.  Having so much time to myself at home to think, and having a mother with an endless supply of crafting tools, I grabbed everything I needed and got to work.

Here's what I started with:
Here's the finished product:

If you want to make a board you'll need:
*a poster board
*old magazines
*scissors  (crafty ones make it more interesting)
*glue
*ribbon

To make a board is so simple and so fun!  Go through the magazines, find pictures of things you want in your life and words that you want to focus on.  Cut out the pictures and words, then arrange them on the board and have fun laying everything out then gluing it down.

Once it's done, what do you do with your board?  Well, I hung mine on the wall opposite of where I sleep.  Every day when I wake up, it's the first thing I see, and when I go to bed it's the last thing that I see.  Sometimes I'll sit in bed and just look at it, reading the words I've chosen, looking at the imaged, and trying to internalize the ideas, empowering myself to move forward and become a better me.

My board is focused on second chances, powerful words I want to focus on, as well as friends, family, and a home.  Ultimately, I want to power through these hard times, have a happy family, strong friendships, and a place to call my own, while still having fun traveling and being playful.
Have you made a vision board?
What's on yours?

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    1. Thank you! He's starting to take care of himself, he was in for about 5 days and actually spent Sunday night in the hospital again. He's having mini strokes but they can't figure out why... we need to find Dr. House!

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