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,Recently I was asked, "Well aren't vision boards useless? I mean sitting and sticking pictures and words to a piece of paper is hardly going to make all your dreams come true is it?" So to that person I would say, "Yes, if you sit down and start a Vision Board with that mind set and that attitude you are probably going to find it useless." But, as always, there is another way, if you think differently.
Here are my ? steps to create a Vision Board that helps you create the life of your dreams.
Collect all the materials you will need if you are doing a physical board. I like to do mine on A3 or A1 card, but I've had clients do it on cork boards, rolls of unused wallpaper. Ultimately don't procrastinate with the excuse you haven't got the right kit, find something and make it work. (An alternative might be if you are creating it in PINTEREST or in POWER POINT you'll only need a PC/Laptop.)
Take Clearing breaths for a minimum of 5 minutes, longer if you can, to ground and centre yourself. (Sounds very new age but it's just an opportunity for you to clear your mind of the mental clutter so you can get at what's really going on in there.) This breathing will bring you clarity and help you reveal your needs and wants to you.
Start my thinking about what you have and love. Right now, today before you begin. Beginning by being grateful for what you have and what you are able to do gives you a great foundation to build on. In 'Law of Attraction' terms they call this creating a higher vibration. For me it's about recognising how lucky I am to be born in a country with no war, access to health care, clean running water, family and friends who love me, a beautiful home and the list goes on. If life is tough for you at the moment, or you are on the other side of a burnout or depression, then focus on the universal things around you. It's a sunny day, you enjoy your child's laughter, or the moon is full and looks beautiful in the sky, or you live near a wood and enjoy the peace of hearing the birds singing. Whatever you can tap into to be grateful start there.
Now consider what you would like more of in your life. More laughter, more opportunities for space and light in your home, more opportunities for adventure or travel, more chances for quality time with your family or friends, more freedom in your work life. Here is where you start to think of the future. Ask this:
In 1 year/5 years/10 years from now what would you like life to be like?
It's up to you what time scale you put on this. (Sometimes when we are burnout looking too far ahead feels overwhelming, so looking a year ahead is a way to start the transformation that burnout can bring.)
What is missing from your life now, that you know would enhance it?
I've had clients who've started this and have no idea what they want but they are clear on what they don't want. For example, one lady didn't want to be in the same job, with the same people who she found to be negative and uninspiring. So we flipped it and she realised she wanted work that motivated her, brought her in front of inspiring people who lifted her spirits and most of all flexibility in how she worked. She didn't have the specifics of how she would make this happen, or even what the job or work opportunity might be, but with these needs in mind she was able to find pictures and words to visualise what it was she wanted and get her started. So if not knowing what you want is keeping you stuck. Get clear on what you don't want and then give it a spin.
What is in your wildest dreams?
Now if you are in burnout, or not in a good place, you might find it feels overwhelming to consider going large on your Vision board, so guess what you don't have to. If you don't want to who says you should? 'EEER nearly every self help book I've ever read Michala.' Well I say #sodtheshoulds. Seriously, if at this stage if what is stopping you is the pressure of going large then don't. Simply go with all the small things (which to someone else may be BIG anyway you know) and love the Vision you are creating.
Alternatively, if you aren't too overwhelmed think of this; what if you simply put in on there.
What harm can it do?
If you were working with me I'd ask you to look at that family dream trip to the Grand Canyon and ask, 'What do you want out of that trip? I'd ask, 'What is it that pulls you to have that experience?' From that we can work out how you can get some of that experience in your life weekly, monthly or annually, before we even look at getting you to fly in a helicopter above the Grand Canyon.
By understanding the feelings, the values and the pleasures behind our wildest dreams we can bring them into our everyday, whilst pursuing the big stuff. If we only even achieve 50% of what's on there, we are still ahead of where we were if we hadn't, aren't we?
Start sticking or pinning or cutting and pasting but get all those wonderful ideas, dreams, aspirations down on that card, cork or screen. That's YOUR Vision, that is.
What's the plan Stan?
How are you going to bring that board to life? If it sits on the paper it won't work by osmosis. When I first heard about 'manifesting' and 'putting things out to the Universe', I thought, 'What a load of old cobblers!' Just saying I want £1 million won't make it happen will it, otherwise everyone would be at it! However, along with your Vision, as well as any other way you care to manifest, by asking questions like, 'What will I do today to make X happen?' or 'How will I attract Y into my life this month?' or 'What action will I take this year to do Z?' and then actually taking said action, you are creating a situation whereby you are more likely to achieve what you set out to do.
Create a step by step plan to achieve what you have posted on your Vision Board and start to make it happen.
So if the idea of putting your Vision into action is simply too overwhelming I would love to help you create a plan of action to take you closer, quicker to the life of you dream of living, ensuring that on the way you are living it daily.
Want to set up a VIP BE Clear Day with me where we will create a Vision and a plan just for YOU, using my Clearing process and a whole lot of glitter glue?
TEXT BE Clear to 07946511435 and we'll get you clear and taking action in no time!