Making vision boards is a great exercise for the new year to set intentions for you and your family! Using words and images, they visually show you your goals and dreams. Your mind responds strongly to visual stimulation, so not only does the process cement your goals in your mind, but seeing your board in a prominent place triggers this visual cue.
The process of making a vision board is very simple, and from what I found – letting yourself be free and unconstricted will help a vision emerge. It can also totally help you get ‘unstuck’ if you are in a rut. I noticed that my board was indicating my desire for colour, relaxation and simplicity. When the kids did theirs, I noticed several trends that the boys had never expressed verbally.
A vision board isn’t just about the things you WANT, but how you want to FEEL. It needn’t just be magazine clippings and words – depending on your style and design sensibilities it can fit perfectly into your decor. My husband did one for his office on black posterboard with words written in chalk.
Vision Boards and the Law of Attraction
The Law of Attraction has been around for a long time, and recently put in the forefront with The Secret, by Rhoda Byrne. In a nutshell, you attract the life you want. When you feel bad, you attract bad things. When you feel good, you attract good things. When you put your vision board somewhere you will see it every day, you will automatically trigger this visualization and put energy out into the world so that what you want will be attracted to you. Concentrating and maintaining focus on a specific life goal will trigger you to unexpectedly do things that move you closer to your ideal life. Your brain works to try and achieve the statements you give to your subconscious. You are giving attention to things you desire and will naturally experience more of these things.
This is an inexpensive, accessible way to begin the new year and a great activity to do with kids!
What you Need to Construct a Vision Board
Poster Board or bulletin board
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