5 Reasons To Create a Vision Board

Every year, I create a new vision board and display it in my home where I can look at it regularly. Creating the board brings me great hope, something I’m finding particularly helpful at this time. It’s become a wonderful ritual with my women’s group. We all bring recycled magazines, some fun stickers and colorful paper, glue sticks, scissors with different edges, and a spirit of openness. This year, particularly, I really need any reason I can to lift my spirits. My vision board brings me great comfort and peace when I look at it frequently.

2017 Vision Board

1. It helps me make decisions.

To me, a vision board is a way to help me decide what I want to bring into my life, but itís also a big help on helping me decide how I want to spend my time. When Iím on the fence on accepting an invitation to an event, I will often look at my vision board and see if the theme of the event is in there.

2. It makes it real.

When you create something in your mind and reinforce it regularly, your mind doesnít know the difference on whether youíve really done that or not. Athletes use this visualization technique to win olympic medals. Research shows that a weight lifter imagining heís lifting weights is activated in his brain in the same manner as if heís actually lifting the weights.

3. It solidifies my new word or expression for the year.

For the past dozen years plus, Iíve created a new theme that focuses me on what I want to create. Last year it was “My Life is at Ease in 2016″. It really helped to remind me to simplify my space and not overcrowd my schedule. This year, Iíve chosen a new word ďStreamline” as I’m creating ways to streamline my time.

4. Itís a great indoor activity during bad weather.

It’s been very stormy in the San Francisco Bay Area this winter. We’ve lost power and internet frequently during big storms. No matter what the weather is in your part of the world, no electricity is needed to create your board. Spending time creating and looking at your vision board can be a very uplifting activity, especially compared to checking your phone for frequent news updates. While it’s important to stay informed, it can also be a huge distraction.

5. Itís fun!

Creating a vision board is a really fun activity, whether itís done alone or in a group. Honestly, I take my time with this one and savor every moment. I usually start with my womenís group and then end up finishing alone. Then I send them an image of it. Looking at it inspires feelings of connection and love.

Lisa women's march

I created my vision board on January 2nd, so this photo of me at the women’s march in San Francisco hadn’t happened yet. If it had, it would be on my board to remind me that I envision my activism and creation of positive change in the world.

Have you ever created a vision board? Thanks for sharing your experiences in a comment below.

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