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Vision Boards

Vision Boards
My friend Julie recently started up a Women’s Circle and at the first gathering, everyone created vision boards. I was sick as a dog and didn’t get to go, but it inspired me to update my own vision boards by myself.

I have been making vision boards since I was 18. Around that time, I started working with an energy healer and she suggested that I make one. I have been hooked ever since and I try to re-do each one about every 6 months. This is the first time I updated them since Penelope was born though.

Vision boards fall in line with positive thinking. It’s the idea that whatever you think about, is what you create. Whatever your thoughts are, is what you manifest in your life. If you have seen The Secret, you know what I am talking about.

I usually have two or three going at once, so that I can sort of group the themes. I have found that the more specific your wish lists are, the better success you have in manifesting them.

Vision boards are a really fun thing to do, you get to harness your creative side and its a very mediative process. You can just zone out and daydream. It also makes me feel like I am doing something to achieve my goals and helps create that fire to continue to stay in action to make my dreams a reality. If y’all know me personally, you know I like to get things done!

The picture above is my “career” board. I keep in my craft nook area. I have got big dreams for this blog! Between my blog, my other ventures and network marketing business, I hope to be making an awesome living, without being away from Penelope, and being free from any financial stress and worries in the very near future.

For this one, I wrapped fabric around an empty canvas board and stapled in the back and glued the pictures to the fabric.
Vision Boards
This one is my “house” vision board. This one changes a little bit more frequently. Usually, I post things I want for the kitchen or house or just other design ideas. I had the picture of the Ikea desk I got for my craft room on it about 4 months before I bought it. As soon I got it, I took down the picture and put something else up I am aspiring to do or have.

This one, I just pin the pictures to board. I think I got it at Target several years ago.

In fact, I just got a great rocking chair at a garage sale a couple of week ago, it kinda looks like this. It is a hideous pepto-bismal pink color and needs to be reupholstered, but I can take down my rocking chair picture on my board and move on to the next thing I want!

I so wish I had taken pictures of the boards I did right before I was pregnant and got married.
Everything manifested almost to a T, except for the breastfeeding curve ball I was thrown. I had all kinds of pictures of water births and Mamas catching their own babies.

And for a long time I had a separate “health” one, of fit ladies with six packs, eating vegetables and women cooking, etc. I am not perfect in that area yet, but I certainly have done a pretty good job manifesting better health in my life and the vision boards are big part of what got me where I am today.

Do you make vision boards? What’s on yours right now?

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  • Holly Galotti
    March 23, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    I used to do this and had forgotten all about it until just now reading this post! Mine were less specific,though. I would go through fashion/ interior design magazines and cut out colors/prints/ or pieces of things, like a ring or a curve of a cool chair. It was really inspiring to see a grouping of colors and ideas that caught my eye. I like the idea of making a board that's more about goals.

  • The Grooters
    March 24, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    You should check out Pinterest.com. Same concept – just online. You can pin ideas to your various boards, see what others have pinned to theirs and repin them to yours. It's a way of online bookmarking ideas that you want to go back and try (i.e. recipes, DIY projects, wish lists, anything really that inspires you). I love it and I'm hooked!

  • Stephanie
    March 24, 2011 at 1:45 AM

    @Holly…yay! glad it was a reminder for you.

    @The Grooters…I have heard about that site! And I heard it was very addicting….I need to get too much stuff down right now, but once I feel some sort of lull in life (hahahahaha) I will check it out.

  • v
    March 24, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    oooh. i love this! 🙂 totally making one.

  • [email protected] Beadsyy's Diary
    March 25, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    I think this is a great idea! I always have ideas, projects and make resolutions in my mind. But of course, out of sight, out of mind.I just never go around getting things I want to do, done and it always come back and haunt me and I just get upset for being a procrastinator. SOooo …seriously, I so need a vision board to remind of things I want to do and achieve. And makes sure I see it DAILY and haunt me so badly I need to just do THEM! ^^ Ok…I will make sure I link back to you when I done mine. Have a great friday!

  • The Grooters
    March 29, 2011 at 2:21 AM

    @Stephanie, addicting in the sense that I love it because it keeps all my ideas central. It's actually very user friendly and you don't HAVE to spend time on it unless you like to browse other people's inspiration boards. But even that is time saving because people have done the searching for great ideas themselves. You can follow others that have similar tastes and interests. Basically, you down load this "Pin It" button on your toolbar and while you are on someone else's blog or searching on websites and come across something you like, you just click the button on your toolbar and it saves it to your boards. Simple and efficient and you can quickly go back to what you found in one central/visual location.