As we find ourselves weeks into 2017, it’s a great time to decide which direction we’re guiding ourselves, and what goals we’d like to achieve. Many of us usually welcome the new year by making resolutions, getting gym memberships, and cleaning out our closets. While a lot of these activities are beneficial, it’s always easy to tuck a resolution list away or skip the gym.
Make the most out of self-motivating activities by surrounding yourself with positive affirmations every day. So how do we do this? Through creating beautiful, fun, and personal vision boards! Some of you may be asking, “What’s a vision board?” A vision board is typically a poster or cork board with a series of pictures that serve as self-motivation. Read on to discover the five reasons why you should make a vision board for 2017.
- They Show You True Desires
Think about it, if you had no money-related or personal obstacles in your life, what would you have? If you’re like most of us, you’re probably thinking a mansion and a nice car. But the purpose of vision boards goes beyond just satisfying a physical want.
If you think of a mansion, try to expand on that. Perhaps behind that mansion lies the desire of a home with a comfortable and personal space. Perhaps you would use the many rooms in your mansion to create an art or recreation room, or a personal recording studio. By reaching beyond our immediate desires, we can uncover what it is will truly fulfill us.
- They Help You Release Self-Restrictions
Quite often, we stick to what we know. We make goals based on previous patterns of achievements. Vision boards allow you to choose goals that may seem out of reach by allowing yourself to shed any self-restrictions.
By making vision boards, you’re also releasing old ways of thinking. The biggest obstacles in life are quite often mental.
Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” By allowing yourself to dream wildly, you are actually expanding your own idea of what is achievable in your life.
- They Help Foster Self-Love
With our busy, adult lives that revolve around work, family, bills, and errands, it’s easy to forget about the most important person: You! Vision boards are great for helping you channel self-love and allow you to reward yourself for hard work. Self-gratitude is important, and thanking yourself for milestones along the way is important. Think about how many times you congratulate friends or colleagues for achievements? The same applies to you. Except these rewards are actually goals you’re setting for yourself. It’s a win-win!
- They Form Powerful Visualizations
Different from the common New Year’s rituals like lists, vision boards are placed in highly visible parts of your home or office. As you gaze upon these boards every day, you’re taking in a daily affirmation about goals you want to achieve.
The power of subconscious thinking is much stronger than you may think. In fact, many successful professional athletes use visualization. By closing their eyes and visualizing a successful play, or making a freethrow shot, they are projecting positive energy and the belief that they can make that shot. By looking upon your goals everyday, you’re fueling your drive to achieve them.
- Vision Boards Are Fun To Make!
As a fun and even social activity, vision boards are really fun to make! They also allow you to show off your creative side (maybe one you didn’t even know you had). Pictures are acquired from multiple sources of inspiration. Most vision board pictures follow the teenage tradition of ripping cool pictures out of magazines, newspapers, and ads.
When it comes to vision boards, the world is your oyster. Best of all, they’re completely customizable and unique, so you get to decide how to make your board! There is no one-size-fits-all vision board because they’re as unique as you.
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Journey Through Boards
Sunday 1/29 5pm-7pm
Facilitated by Life Coach and Visionary, Adahlia Santos
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