A great post by Internet friend Diana reminded me of the power of using a vision board to frame your thoughts and aspirations for the new year.
Basically a vision board or a dream board is way for you to visualize your goals and dreams and use the law of attraction to bring them to fruition. It is usually a collage of pictures, powerful words, and affirmations that you put together to “create” the reality you want. I have made vision boards in days past the same way Diana did…with poster-board and magazine cutouts. But I recently found an an awesome piece of software that allows you to create your vision board on your computer and create a personalized screen saver. You can select your own pictures or use ones in the library and you can use your own affirmations and power words or use some of the dozens stored in the program. It might literally only take you ten minutes to create a beautiful vision board screen saver that pops up every now and again to remind you of where your life “should” be heading. It is an amazing tool.
Diana picked Gratitude as her theme for this year after 10 years of picking Freedom. I love the idea of making freedom your theme for the year and almost picked that but I decided on Vitality instead. The past few of years have been rough with multiple surgeries, cancer, chemotherapy, and 4 years of either being pregnant or breastfeeding or both. My vitality was sucked pretty dry, LOL. So this year, restoring my vitality or Life Force to the youthful and energetic state it should be in, will be my priority for personal development in 2008.
Once you know what you want you need to map out the path with pictures so I added representations of living/raw foods (healthy diet), pilates and running (exercise), spending time with my kids (love), sitting on a beach with my love (relationship), etc. All of these things and others all form the “picture” of what I want to create. Now that I think more about it I need to call my earliest version a rough draft and add some more images.
The background image I selected for my vision board is below:
So how about you? Will you create a vision board? What is your theme for the new year?