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Dream big, use a vision board, and get more of what you want

Happy New Year! Can you feel it? The thrill of 365 brand new days? To help you conquer all of them—and get more of what your heart desires—we recommend kicking off the year by creating a vision board.

What’s a vision board? It’s kind of like a really vibrant poster filled with words and images that represent what you want in your life and how you want to feel. By placing a vision board where you can see it every day, you’re actually practicing visualization. This explains how visualization can help you achieve things. And these are the steps to making a vision board that could change your life…

  • Step 1. You need a board. Could be a bulletin board, cork board, or poster board.
  • Step 2. Get scissors, tape, a glue stick, and push pins—whatever you need to attach things to your board.
  • Step 3. Gather magazines, catalogs, photos, postcards—things you can cut up for images and quotes.
  • Step 4. Think about what inspires you, what you want out of life, and how you’d like to feel this year. Get specific and don’t limit yourself. This is the start of setting your intentions for the year.
  • Step 5. Place pictures, quotes, and embellishments on your board. Things like where you want to travel, sayings that inspire you, what you want your home to look like, clothes you want to wear, activities you want to pursue, food you want to make, work you want to do, or people you want to spend time with. If you want to feel more love, get some pics that represent love. If you want to feel empowered, a kickass empowering quote would be great. Want to upgrade your birth control? Put that on your board too. (BTW, it helps to lay them out first before you attach them permanently. That way you can make everything fit in an appealing way.)
  • Step 6. Place your board where you can see it every single day.

Here are a few more tips for creating vision boards—this one has useful examples to show you how it’s done and this one explains the process really well. Get creative. Have fun. Believe it’s possible. And take every opportunity that comes your way if it’ll bring you closer to your goals and dreams.

Let’s do this,
Bedsider

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