For the last couple of years, I have created a vision board to map out the New Year. A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. It is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. What is the point? We tend to be a very busy species and constantly bombarded by distractions. Making use of vision boards serves several purposes, some of which include helping you to:
- Identify your vision and give it clarity.
- Reinforce your daily affirmations.
- Keep your attention on your intentions.
People do this in all different ways: My family does it with old magazines, notebooks, and Elmer’s glue. Lots of my friends keep their vision boards on Pinterest so they can carry with them every day. You can make boards on Pinterest and asked that they be kept secret!
But there is a reason why I told you about making my boards this year. This year I didn’t make a board about losing weight. I had made vision boards around weight loss for the last five years. But I didn’t notice this until I had finished my boards. So what is this about?
- I see myself living this life. I no longer have to envision my weight loss. I work extra hard to make sure that I pay attention to how I feel.
- I am addicted to how exercise makes me feel. I can hardly go more than two days without getting my exercise. I use it like medicine.
- I got other things to worry about! None of those things include weight loss.
Is that cool or what? What a great way to the year.
Quote of the week: A little focus can change your life.