Here we go. My very long and overdue post about creating a vision board. For some reason I’ve found excuses or reasons not to sit down and commit to this project for the last few weeks. It’s easy to say to myself that I have “better” things to do with my time or when I have some free time I’m tired and want to take a nap, which I rarely do and instead putter around on the internet or watch reruns of The Office. Maybe there is also some hesitancy to put my visions and dreams to paper, although I do this in journaling and writing my blog all the time. Maybe I’ve just been lazy and procrastinating. In my defense (not that I’m being accused), I did have a presentation due today and my very last philosophy colloquium EVER last night so I’ve been preoccupied with other important things.
In beginning my vision board journey, I decided to look up some articles and advice on vision boarding and found the following links useful/interesting:
Goals for my vision board:
- To make a visual of what I want out of life- mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally
- Reminders of my goals for the next few months and years
- Positive affirmations
- Beautiful pictures that keep me grounded or keep me dreaming and hoping
- To put out into the universe my desires (spoken and unspoken)
- To not be afraid to dream, wish, and hope
- To let loose and not be judgmental about how it looks or how I think it should be
- To have something to look at when I’m feeling down that can lift me up
- To be a reminder of why recovery is better than the alternative and why life is worth living
I don’t want to rush through the process of creating this vision board or blogging about it. I really want to learn more about the law of attraction and include wisdom from different texts. Now that I have all of the physical materials (including double sided tape, assorted sharpies, construction paper, and various quote stacks that I got from TJ Maxx for a little over a dollar a piece) I can start cutting out pictures from magazines and printing off pictures and quotes I’ve started to gather from online sources. I also plan on taking some time out to write out some quotes from books and texts that have helped me in recovery and that continue to help me get through difficult days.
Now that I have this presentation done, I have to continue to revise my thesis (11 days left!! yikes!) and I’ll almost be done with college. I’m really hoping to devote some time to my vision board project as both a stress relief and helping me create a future for myself. I’ll keep you posted (no pun intended)!