Visualize What You Want

Posted on July 16, 2011


A friend contacted me yesterday and asked if I would come do a talk on vision boards for her Women’s Group.  I told her, “yes, I would love to.”

Vision boards are one of those fun projects that are, also, empowering and inspirational.  They can help us figure out what we want in our lives, and then help us create what we want.

So what do you want?  Think about the different areas of your life.  Read through the list below and write down the first “things” that pop into your head.  Be spontaneous. 

I will share some of my “wants” in the categories to get you thinking:

health:  blood sugars within range, energy, fitness, vitality, rest, nutritious eating

family/friends:  going out to eat with friends, doing outside activities with my family/friend (hiking, camping, swimming), travel with family (Disney World and NYC)

fun/recreation:  running, spinning, P90X, swimming, acsm certification, going to the movies, book club

money/finances:  money, a new house (investment) 

job/career:  want to start a new career as a speaker, life coach, personal trainer, and writer

partner/romance:  date nights with my husband, surprise get aways

me time:  spa time, moments of doing absolutely nothing

other:  what else do you want in your life?

Now it is your turn.  Why not?  Have fun with it. 

When you are done, you have several options:

1.  Find some magazines, catalogs, brochures, etc. and find pictures and words that speak to your wants.  Cut them out.

2.  Go online to various websites and find pictures and words that speak to your wants.  Print them and cut them out.

3.  Take and print some photographs that match your wants.

4.  Find some postcards that  are in line with your wants.

5.  It is totally up to you.  Get creative.  How else can you show on paper what you want? 

There is no right and wrong.  This is meant to be fun and empowering.  If something does not resonate with you, do not use it. 

Now, take your pictures and paste/glue them on a piece of poster board or construction paper.   You do not have to have a picture for everything on your list.  And you can have more than one picture for items on your list.  Just go with it.  Play some music while you construct your board.

When done, take a look at your board.  Do you like it?  Does it resonate with you?  If not, make some changes.  Take things off.  Move them around.  Add stuff.  If it does, then place the board in a place where you will see it.  I have mine on my dresser in our bedroom.  I look at it everyday. 

Try to take a peak at it every day.  This is your life.  Visualize what you want.  Take steps to get it.  Attract that stuff.  It’s all yours. 

Happy Weekend!