Diva Lifestyle: Making Your Vision Come To Life
As we continue to move forward into the New Year, focusing on your goals and dreams can be a daunting task if you look at it broadly. And as DIVAS, it's important to remember that we have full control over our destiny, goals, and future.
It may seem incredibly stressful at first trying to tackle every goal you have without much of a plan, so to ease your troubles, we suggest making a Vision Board. Not only does a vision board put your goals in perspective, it allows you to see your goals and dreams and plan accordingly so you aren't left running around like a chicken with her head cut off.
Below, we're giving you the steps on making your first vision board, so you can finally live the life you have always dreamed of living:
Things you'll need:
-A large poster board
-A stack of magazines
-Some free time
1. Personally, I find it helpful if I write all my goals out on paper first before making the actual board. Your goals can be both short term or long term and be as small or large as you want. The important thing to remember is to make sure they are as detailed as possible. If your goal is to move into a new apartment- write down the area you'd want to live in, the color of the carpets, the paint colors, and anything else you can visualize about your goal.
2. Cut out pictures or words that match your specific goals. When thumbing through magazines, look for detail and always remember your vision. Don't settle on a picture that has nothing to do with your goal just because you want to get it out of the way. If you can't find the pictures that match your vision in your magazines, go online and do a Google Images search and print it out. If you still can't find the image that matches your goal perfectly, draw a picture as best as you can or write it out on a piece of paper.
3. Organize your goals. Once you have all of your pictures ready, try and organize them into sub categories and sections so your vision board has some type of order. You're going to be looking at your vision board several times a day and if your goals are scattered all over the place, that could effect your level of productivity in reaching each goal. To make it easier try dividing up each goal as best as you can so your vision is more concise.
4. Once you have all of your pictures ready and an idea of where you want them to go, glue them on! Make sure that when you are putting all your pictures and words on your board that you are keeping track of space. Glue on your most important goals first because 9 times out of 10, most people are left with extra pictures that won't fit. Depending on how important the goal is, you don't want to give one of lesser importance shine and the more important goal didn't make the cut so try and judge accordingly.
5. Once your board is dry, the most important step is next. When choosing a spot to hang your board up, make sure that it's in a place that you'll be able to see it everyday and look at it for lengthier amounts of time. The whole point of a vision board is to be able to look at and envision your dreams CLEARLY, so if you keep your board hidden in your closet or where you can't see it several times during the day, it won't be as effective. So hang it in a good spot and make sure you are studying it several times a day. For me personally my board is right next to bed against a wall and is the first thing I see when I wake up. And since I look at my phone a billion times a day, I took a picture of my board and set it as my screensaver by default so it's "always with me."
I hope you Divas found this helpful and if you want, drop us a line on what you put on your vision board or upload a picture of your board below. Stay motivated!
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