How to Make a Vision Board & Why You Need One!

How to Make a Vision Board and Why You Need One

Hello my friends and happy new year!

Angelo, June & I celebrated New Year’s Eve with a quiet evening at home making vision boards. It was so much fun to do together as a family! This is not really Angelo’s type of thing, but he humors me and is willing to try new things. I loved getting him involved and getting an inside look at what his dreams are! And, it was extra special to help my little June create her very first vision board! She chose all of her own photos and is apparently planning to spend the year playing superheroes, swimming, eating cookies and apples, and playing with bunnies. 😉

I’ve received a lot of questions about vision boards after I shared some photos on social media, so I decided to write a post to teach you how to make a vision board of your very own!

What is a vision board?

You might be wondering; what the heck is a vision board?! A vision board (also called a dream board), is a way of creating a tangible way of looking at your dreams. Vision boards help us get clear about the future vision that we hold for ourselves and our lives. They help us answer the questions: What do I really want? What are my dreams? What are my desires? Who do I want to be? By creating a vision board, you get clarity on your dreams. Once we have clarity on our dreams, we are more likely to achieve them!

How do I make a vision board?

Here is what you will need:

  • Magazines that you don’t mind cutting up
  • Scissors
  • Glue or glue stick
  • A poster board or large picture frame

Step 1: Set the Scene

Creating a vision board should be a special experience. It’s all about getting clear on your hopes and dreams, and this is a process that deserves its own dedicated time and attention. Set aside 1-2 hours to work on your vision board. Light a candle and put on some music that makes you feel good. Get into a space where you are ready to be inspired and creative.

Step 2: Cut out photos

Go through your magazines and start cutting out pictures of everything that appeals to you. Do not sensor yourself. Cut out every photograph, word, or phrase that strikes a chord with you. You can choose different pictures to represent different aspects of your life, for example, I often use pictures of mothers and daughters to represent my daughter and me, and pictures of couples to represent my husband and me. Choose photos where the people are doing things that you yourself would like to be doing. Choose words that you find inspiring and motivating. Choose pictures that make you feel happy and excited.

Step 3: Edit photos and create a collage

After you have collected all of your picturess, it’s time to create your vision board! Take some time to lay your photos out in a way that is appealing to you. This is the time to make any last minute changes, such as leaving out any pictures that do not truly resonate with you, or looking for things that you feel may be missing. Put your pictures together in a way that looks and feels good to you.

Step 4: Put it all together

After you have your collage all lined up, it’s time to make it permanent. Glue everything onto your poster board. Tip: Take a photo of your collage before you take it apart to glue everything together, so that you remember where everything went!

And that’s it! Now you have your vision board! You are officially ready to make your dreams come true!

What do I do with my vision board?

Place your vision board somewhere that you can see it every day. Take some time each day to look at everything on it and notice how it makes you feel. Imagine yourself living your best life; the life that is depicted on your vision board. Then, stay open to new possibilities as you go about your everyday life! Your visions will become clearer and your desired life will start to creep into your subconscious. You will find yourself naturally starting to take small actions that lead to the creation of your dreams. Check back in with your vision board periodically and notice if any of the things on your vision board have come true! You will be surprised at the ways in which your dreams become a reality.

I hope this inspires you to create your own vision board! Please let me know if you do, and share your photos with me! I would love to help hold space for your dreams to come true!

Dream big.

Be well,
Ambar

 

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Do THIS before you make your New Year’s Resolutions

Do This Before you make your New Year's ResolutionsHappy almost new year my friends! 2018 is right around the corner. The new year brings a time of goal setting and focused intention. But, before you get started on creating your big dreams in 2018, it’s important to take a look back and reflect on 2017, the year you are leaving behind. This will help you start the new year with a sense of closure and clarity, which will make it easier to make your new goals a reality as you move forward.

Here is a simple exercise that you can use to walk you through the process. You can do this on your own with a journal, or share aloud with someone you trust. My husband and I did this exercise together on a long car ride, and it was a meaningful experience for us both.

Go back through the year of 2017 month by month starting in January.

What stands out to you about each month?

What major and minor life events occurred?

What did you do?

Who were you with?

Who did you help?

What did you create?

Notice any celebrations that you can recall.

What made you happy?

Where did you find joy?

Now look at the challenges.

What was difficult for you?

What did you learn from these challenging experiences?

What lessons did they hold for you?

Bring to mind all of your achievements big and small, personal and professional. Notice how you feel when you think about them. Take some time to soak in these positive feelings.

Bring to mind all of the lessons that you learned from the hardships you faced this year. Feel grateful for these learning experiences. The difficult parts are over, and now the lessons remain. Soak in the gratitude for these lessons.

Now you are ready to begin 2018. Now that you’ve taken a look at where you’ve been, you can decide where it is that you want to go next.

You are a different person than you were one year ago. You are ready to step into 2018 with all of the achievements and lessons of 2017 to back you up.

From this place, you can get clear about what you want to create in your life in the coming year. How do you want to feel in 2018? Who do you want to be? What consistent, daily actions can you take to feel the way you most want to feel? What small, doable action steps can you take to become the person you most want to be?

Cheers to a beautiful year ahead.

Be well,
Ambar

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