As artists our goal is to create. What many people don’t realize is that our biggest and most important creation is ourselves. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”―George Bernard Shaw
It’s all about attitude, choices, thinking positively, and believing that you can do what you are meant to do – that you are worth it. We all have challenges in our lives that we will face. What matters is how we deal with and respond to those challenges, and how we can show compassion and empathy for those around us who may be going through their own challenges.
Goal Setting & Motivation- Making a Vision Board!
What is a vision board?
A vision board is a visual reminder of what you want out of life. It can include images or words that trigger excitement and passion in you. It can be useful to create a vision board and place it in a space where you will frequently be reminded to go for your dreams. The vision board is a powerful tool when you are trying to manifest changes, opportunities or experiences into your life. Many people collect motivating images from magazines and make a collage but I like to create a digital vision board.
Here are some tips on creating your own vision board:
Put thought into it. Curate images, words and affirmations that mean a lot to you. The emotion behind it is important. Your vision board should stir positive and heartfelt emotion in you when you look at it.
Only use POSITIVE words and images. Don’t write things you don’t want. Don’t write stuff that begins with “I will not…”, “I don’t…”. Frame everything in the present tense and make it positive. Make it an image or statement that expresses the best version of you, your ideal. For example, don’t say “I will lose 10kg”… instead write, I am my ideal bodyweight. Then you might want to find a picture of your ideal body… and maybe even stick your head on top of it! Haha!
Make sure you put your finished vision board somewhere you can see it every day. Take time to look over it quietly and imagine, meditate and BELIEVE that all those words and images are true.
4. Be specific! You’ll be amazed at how what you ask for comes true. Often, we’re too afraid to ask for what we really, really want. We think it can’t come true, or that it’s too much, or that we’re unworthy of that, so we’ll ask for something sort of like it, but lesser instead. I personally struggle with all these things. But be specific. However you believe that affirmations and vision boards and positive thinking actually work, whether you believe that they’re somehow “magical” and make things happen, or you think it helps us set in motion the actions to achieve the things we want (I think it’s mostly the latter and a little of the former personally), the thing is, IT WORKS. So be specific. Believe. And then take action towards your goals.
One step at a time. Every day you get a little closer.
“Without a grand vision, there is nothing to keep you going on the weeks when you’d rather just stay in your jammies and watch reality television.”~ Kadi Prescott