Imagine yourself on vacation.
Vision boards can be a powerful way to put goals and pictures that represent them together. The pictures don’t have to represent the true image of what you want. It can be a feeling, as Selina Schuh explains in this guest blog about creating vision boards. Scroll down to the last paragraph to learn how you can create a vision board for yourself.
I have always really wanted to go to Hawaii. I had never been and the idea of spending time on a tropical beach seemed luxurious. I didn’t quite know when I could go or where the money would come from, so I started by gathering breathtaking images of Hawaii. Where would those images take me?
I wasn’t sure if I created a vision board that I’d get to see any sandy beaches. My daughter really wanted to go to the Disney Hotel on one of the Hawaiian islands, so I chose some photos of their hotel rooms and the adventures available: snorkeling, kids activities and walks on the beach. I glued all those images on a large black sheet of construction paper. My perfect vacation was right in front of me. To deepen the experience, I even listened to Hawaiian music. I spent about an hour with this project, looking for images and creating my board. Just the simple act of creating the board filled me with joy and anticipation.
I hung the board over my desk. Every once in a while, while working, I would look up and feel the joy these images gave me. For a few seconds at a time, I felt as if I were in Hawaii, enjoying my vacation.
A few weeks later, my mother-in-law said she wanted to go on a cruise. We started looking and found a really affordable Caribbean cruise. The images I saw in the catalog came very close to the ones on my vision board. So we booked our entire family to go the following summer.
You may say: “But what about Hawaii?” The thing with manifestation is: you generally yearn for a specific feeling, not so much the entire form of it. The feeling I was after was being in a gorgeous tropical place with my family, where I could snorkel and where my daughter would have fun with other kids. We got all of that in the Caribbean.
What’s more, many of the details of my vision board (such as the colors of the hotel room, the kids club, the exotic location, the snorkeling) matched what I experienced on the trip. Some of it was better: We swam with a stingray and several large turtles (something I never thought of before) and the water was so luminescent – I would not even have been able to imagine such beauty!
Today I have a large cork board above my desk. My vision board is ever changing; whenever I achieve a goal I take down the image and place it in a box with all the other things I’ve manifested. And then I find a new image that represents my next dream and place it in that spot.
It’s such a fun simple thing! Today, I invite you to create a vision board of your own, join me for a vision board workshop: Up the Clarity and Productivity for Your Business. This is a collaboration with Selina Schuh and Margo Crawford on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 pm at The Office Pile 2502 N. 7th Street, Phoenix. Only 8 seats are available for this exclusive event. Click here to reserve your seat today
Selina Schuh is an Educator who helps people access their innate ability to use their thoughts to create profound changes in their lives.
Margo Crawford is a Productivity Coach and Professional Organizer with Wave Productivity. She works with entrepreneurs, small business owners and business professionals to help them get more focused, organized and productive in their workplace. She coaches nationally by phone and in person in Phoenix, Providence and Boston. If you want to get more organized in your office call 602-677-8275 or email [email protected].