This is the perfect time of year to make a vision board. It only takes poster board, pictures that correlate to your goals and dreams, scissors and glue.
What do you put on your vision board? A vision board can include big goals and dreams like starting a business or taking the family on a big vacation. It can also include little wishes like getting a new vacuum cleaner. Intentions are something else you can include such as connecting more with family or nurturing gratefulness in your life.
Instead of getting stuck with the shoulds and routine of life, vision boards can help you focus more on the what ifs and possibilities.
Five years ago, my daughter, Grace, and I made vision boards. Two of the dreams on my board came true in the past year. One was my vision for a house with a fireplace and water nearby. The other one was to get the Acorn and Button book finished and published. My husband and I bought a house this past January with a big, stone fireplace and a running creek 20 feet from the back porch. This past October I published the Acorn and Button book.
Is a vision board some crazy magic that makes your dreams come true? No. But it is a tool that makes you stop and think about what you really want out of life. At least it did that for me. Did I keep it on a wall where I could see it every day? Again, no. But there’s something about actually pasting the pictures on the board that’s affirmative and intentional. It helps you remember and re-focus.
Grace and I made new boards for this coming year. You can see them below. And yes, I do want that Miata!
Happy New Year, friends! May the coming year bring contentment, productivity and peace!