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How to Create a Vision Board

Have you ever wondered how to create a vision board?

Or why someone would?

Creating and utilizing vision boards is a highly effective way to keep you in alignment with your dreams and goals. They are a visual representation of you and your life. It doesn’t matter what age you are or what your circumstances are – we all have the ability to dream and imagine.

And we all have the right to do so.

I’ve been creating them for years and I always:

1. Really enjoy it

2. Am amazed/excited/delighted when something I put on the board happens

3. Feel really clear on what my purpose is and why I’m doing what I’m doing

 

Some other benefits of creating a vision board include:

  • A more positive outlook
  • Tapping into your creativity
  • Greater awareness and self-esteem
  • Proof that the law of attraction works (so you’ll want to use it more often!)
  • If you look at it daily, your mind will begin to bring the images up when you need them most (i.e. if you’re in crisis your brain will bring the image up and bring you comfort because it’s attached to the feeling the image brings)
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Poster board
  • Magazines (I went to Savers [a local thrift store] and they were 29 cents each I believe)
  • An open mind and heart

*You can even create different boards for different categories (I have a “me” board, family board and biz board for this year)

*Or if you prefer to do your vision board all digital, go to DreamItAlive (I have one on there too. Go here to view my profile and you can add and share yours with me :)).

Decide ahead of time if this is something you would like to do with by yourself or with friends. Everyone is different – some prefer to create in solitude while others are more likely to create and enjoy the process in the company of others. Honor the decision that feels best to you.

Also, get clear on how you would like to experience to go. What would you like to get out of the process? How do you want to feel as you do this? I always ask to be guided to the images that will be the most powerful for me and I also ask my analytical mind to take the backseat so I can be in an open and creative space.

Here are some questions to ponder prior to choosing your images:

What experiences would I like to welcome into my life?

What are 5 words that instantly uplift me? (then look for those in the magazines)

What is the essence of my desires? (for example: Say you would like more friends. Ask: Why do I want this? What will it bring me? A sense of community and belonging? More laughter?)

My finished product that is now taped on the ceiling above my bed:

Carrie's vision board

Remember:
  • It’s not about perfection and there isn’t a right or wrong way to do this.
  • The 30 minutes before bed and the first 30 when you wake up are when you are most receptive. That being said, be sure to put your vision board in a place where you’ll see it during those times!
  • Don’t create your board from a place of needing these things to happen.
  • You draw your dreams closer by first accepting and giving thanks to what is.
  • Trust that if whatever you are asking for is indeed for you highest and best, it will come.
Bonus:

For extra manifesting power, write a love letter to yourself describing why you so deserve to have everything you want!

In conclusion:

Dreaming, imagining and believing are WAY better for you than worrying.

And also way more fun.

 

How’d it go? Let me know!

choose to be happy
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An Affirmation for Self Esteem

Today’s affirmation can be used by anyone looking for a self esteem boost and a reminder that your happiness starts with you.

Often times we say, “I’ll be happy, when…” and we hand our well-being over to others.

Well, this affirmation for self esteem reminds you that you have a choice.

choose to be happy

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Five Journaling Prompts to Boost Your Self Esteem

Feeling low and like nothing is going your way?

It’s easy to go into “why me?” and “what did I do to deserve this?” and other statements that make us into victims of our circumstances.

But did you know that you are really really REALLY powerful? And the moment you choose to redirect your point of focus, the universe begins to rearrange itself just for you.

I know this is a little hard to wrap your mind around at first, but perhaps you can think of a time when you’ve experienced this.

Maybe there was something you wanted so bad and you focused on it, just knowing it would be yours and then as if by magic, it appeared.

And it was amazing.

But then there are the times it doesn’t appear and you might start doubting yourself. And so the challenge becomes trusting ourselves again even when our outer world is not showing evidence of what we’ve asked for.

They key, however, is to not allow this feeling to overtake us. We can acknowledge and release it, but holding onto it will only delay the creation process even further.

So here are 5 journaling prompts to get you back into a place of trusting yourself and speeding up the manifestation process:

I am worthy and deserving of having ___________ because…
Because of this situation, I have learned how to:
Here is a list of all the things I have created in the past:
I am most proud of myself for:
Here’s why I know what I have asked for is on its way:

 

Notice how you feel as you’re writing this. Your emotions are powerful indicators that let you know whether or not you’re on the right track. The better you feel, the closer you are to having exactly what you want.

Please leave your comments below and share a time you created exactly what you wanted. Was it a situation? An object? An amazing friendship? I’d love to hear about it!