HOW TO CREATE A VISION BOARD WITH A TWIST + WHY THIS TIME OF THE YEAR IS THE BEST

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You are probably here wondering why I decided to write about vision boards when we’re almost three months into the year. Reality is, it is very easy to feel motivated to do one at the beginning of the year. If we are not exhausted from the festive season we often find ourselves writing down our new year’s resolutions. Overstating what we could possibly maintain whilst at it, half of which we absolutely would be slacking on when we hit the second month.

Now when is the best time to do a vision board? A vision board is the best tool to lift your mood, your spirit, your momentum when you seem to lose direction on what you are about. I don’t know, maybe it’s a multifaceted people’s problem, but it it easy to lose track of things at times. Now that’s when a vision board comes in handy.

To take you back to 2019, that’s when I started a vision board. Beginning of the year I took out a couple of magazines I had and cut out words and pictures that spoke to me. Few pieces that I felt defined who I want to be, who I yearn to become. Fast forward to the first quarter of the year when things seemed to get out of track I glued down all those cut out pieces on what was my first vision board. Believe me, my life has never been the same.

In-case you are wondering why a vision board should be a thing. First of all, it is a visualisation of all that you yearn for. According to the secret, “When you are visualising, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe”. Vision boards give you direction and purpose like I have already mentioned. “Your brain will work tirelessly to achieve the statements you give your subconscious mind. And when those statements are the affirmations and images of your goals, you are destined to achieve them!” The reasons are endless but I hope these ones are enough to wake you up from your slumber.

To give you a sneak peek into the results of my 2019’s, I passed all my modules: bagged my first FULLTIME job which I will forever be grateful for as it opened doors for me and gave me a platform to work with some of the greatest brands locally. Anyway, back to the sneak peek, I bagged my first client under my digital agency focused on managing social media accounts of businesses. I travelled to Namibia, ticking off yet another country just as I had always wanted to do. I visited Sun City with my cousins yet again. I gave myself some ME time in the midst of being a student, employee and entrepreneur.

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Now how do you start off on making a vision board? I’ve compiled some {optional} steps to inspire you to start whenever you seem to not know where life is headed.

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STEPS

  1. Look out for a plain A2 or bigger sheet of paper or board.

  2. From print magazines and newspapers, cut out pieces of words and pictures of how you want to feel, where you want to be, above all, where you are realistically bound to be headed.

  3. Divide your board/sheet into sections of your life ranging from your career, leisure, personal growth, education, relationships to health etc.

  4. Glue down those pieces and that’s it.

  5. Put it where you can see it each day.

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When the goings get tough, look at your vision board as a reminder of your purpose. Let it guide you. But most importantly and worth noting, let it not be a platform that pressurises and wear you down when you seem to not achieve anything from it. A year starts from any day.

There’s a new development into my 2020 vision board which I deem to be the twist. If you follow me on twitter, you could have possibly seen a tweet of mine posing a question “are you what you wished to become 5 years later, 5 years ago?” This came from the fact that it is very easy to state what you want to be in 5 years but do we sit down and monitor as the year progress? I am sure we hardly do in our personal lives.

This year, I have introduced a MISSION BOARD. A tool where I plan to state my approach to reaching my objectives outlined on my vision board. It’s a new twist which I hope will be as fruitful as my first vision board was. I wish to say more on it but its something I’ve just introduced. Lastly as a twist to my vision, I have printed out a date reminder & forward planner so I stay up to track with my commitments whilst in pursuit of my endeavours.

I hope this was helpful and that you will consider creating one if you haven’t already.

All the best for 2020 and beyond!!

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