Yesterday I attended the Vision Board Party hosted by Hair Appeal with special guest speaker, Zemi Stewart. I had never heard of Zemi, but after meeting her, I think she is such an amazing person and she would make an amazing mentor! (Maybe I should put that on my vision board). Vision boards utilise the Law of Attraction: Our attitudes and beliefs create a magnet to attract events, circumstances and opportunities to live out those attitudes and beliefs.
Creating a vision board is more than merely cutting out magazine pictures and gluing them onto a board, hoping to attract your desires. A vision board is a powerful Law of Attraction tool that helps you narrow down your desires through the power of choice. The tool helps you invest the time and energy to visualize your future and consistently reminds you of your life goals. Another popular term for it is dream board. Zemi Stewart (nee Holland) is a first-time author, prose poet & speaker. She shared amazing advice for what to do before and after creating a vision board in order to manifest these goals and dreams.
Before Creating A Vision Board
Pray and, at discretion, fast
Assess the current state of your life and visualise where you want to go
Write a list of goals you’d like to achieve in the short to medium term
List goals based on categories: financial, health, relationships, career, education, spiritual life, philanthropy, etc.
Select scriptures [or quotes] that resonate with you
Review magazines for words and pictures that speak to you and/or align with your goals
Gather your materials
Set a date
Stay in prayer regarding your goals and the direction for your life
Set the atmosphere (e.g. your favourite music
What you'll need:
Any kind of board, if you're new maybe start with a cork board or poster board from the craft store, they run about a dollar. If you can, I recommend a pin board or something pretty you like to look at.
Scissors, tape, pins, and/or a glue-stick to put your board together.
If you want, fun markers, stickers, or anything else you can think of to deck out your board. I don't use that stuff, but if embellishments make you feel great, then go for it.
Magazines that you can cut images and quotes from.
Most importantly, the stuff you want to look at every day. Photos, quotes, sayings, images of places you want to go, reminders of events, places, or people, postcards from friends and just about anything that will inspire you.
Time. Give yourself a stress-free hour or two to put your board together. If you're a social butterfly, invite your friends over and make a party out of it. I want to host a vision board party for my friends after doing this.
After Creating a Vision Board
Pray over your goals individually and corporately
Share with someone you trust for accountability or keep between you and God
Keep it in a visible place and/or review it at least once each quarter (this means update, cross off etc.)
Check in: record your progress on the board or on the underside
If you think vision boards are bogus, then the joke's on you. They work, and there's actually a really simple explanation of why they work so well. What we focus on expands. When you create a vision board and place it in a space where you see it often, you essentially end up doing short visualisation exercises throughout the day.
So, what's the big secret to creating a vision board that works? It's simple: Your vision board should focus on how you want to feel, not just on things that you want. Don't get me wrong, it's great to include the material stuff, too. However, the more your board focuses on how you want to feel, the more it will come to life. So I picked quotes that made me think: What makes you feel beautiful (for my beauty goals), picture this (for my photography goals), Don’t lie down, stand up (for my self-esteem goals), Who says you can’t, Make it happen and Trending because I want to be trending some day.