Tips for creating your first vision board

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First envision it

Carefully think about what you want to achieve through out the year and put it in writing, this always makes searching for the pictures easier. Your list could include things like places you want to travel to, your vision for your career, how you want to feel and pick pictures that best describe your words.

Decide between digital and physical

Times have changed and as much as a lot of people are leaning towards technology others still prefer the old cut and paste. If you choose to do yours digitally, create a digital board on your preferred website and save it as your wallpaper on all your devices. That way you’ll be reminded of your goals each time you use your phone or laptop.

Be realistic

It’s all well and good to dream big, but you have a better chance of seeing progress when you’re realistic than when you’re not. So rather than saying you want to be a multimillionaire at the end of the year, consider having an image that represents savings. If you stick to your goals  achieving this will be more of a reality than a dream.

What is your time frame?

A year is a long time and it’s quite easy to forget about the goals you had set in January. So in order not to lose focus, work on a schedule that best suits you because only you know yourself that well. You could do a monthly, quarterly or a yearly vision board, just  make sure it’s realistic enough for you to achieve your goals.

Add affirmation words

A board full of pictures will sure make you get up and chase your dreams, but affirmation words will make you work even harder. So add words like ‘courage, fearless, healthy and successful’ for a more positive and unique vision board.

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