By Julie Zeff
One of my favorite things about this time of year is today – December 31st – New Year’s Eve – a new beginning full of endless possibility is right on the horizon.
Having 3 small children has put an end to my days of running around town on New Year’s Eve – I didn’t have many of those as it was. And, now, one of my favorite things to do as I wait for midnight to arrive is to make a Vision Board for the year to come. Last year my kids ages 7, 5, and 3 joined me. We had a Vision Board party!
A Vision Board is a fun and simple tool that can help you to stay energized about your New Year’s resolutions/intentions throughout the year. So, get out those colored markers, scissors (or scrap the scissors and just tear), favorite old magazines that have been piling up, poster board, glue and get the party started this New Year’s Eve!
A Vision Board is a visual representation of who you want to be, what you want to have, and where you’re heading. It is a collage that you’ll hang up. The belief is that if you surround yourself with pictures and images of what it is that you most desire then it sinks into your cells and unconsciously (and consciously) you start to create exactly what you most desire.
Make Your 2013 Vision Board
(Here’s what I suggest, but please do be creative and let your inspiration and intuition flow.)
1.First, get all of your materials together. • Poster Board or even just a plain old piece of paper • Markers • Magazines of subjects that excite or interest you • Glue • Scissors (or feel free to just tear) • Fun or inspiring music and a candle to help set the mood (optional) • Anything else you think you’d like to put on your Vision Board
2.Set an intention for your Vision Board. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. If you are doing one for the New Year, your theme or intention might be, “All I Want To Be, Have and Create in 2013”. Take a few breaths and let the images, colors, sounds, smells and sensations of 2013 come to you. If you want, you can give 2013 a name – an actual name or metaphor that represents your main focus for the year. Write this down on the poster board or just keep it in mind as you head into the next steps.
3.Collect Inspiration and Images. Flip through the magazines and tear or cut out the pictures, words or anything else that catches your eye and represents who you want to be and what you want to have and create in 2013. No need to glue anything just yet.
4.Make it stick! When you are ready, arrange all the images on your poster board. Feel free to draw your own pictures or write your own words. Then, glue away.
5.Front and Center! Hang your Vision Board someplace where you’ll see it EVERYDAY in 2013!! Give yourself a daily dose of what’s most important.
A Vision Board is something fun and simple that you can do quickly or take lots of juicy time to complete. But don’t take too long. 2013 is here. Don’t waste a minute of it – live a 2013 and life that is vivid and extraordinary!
Happy New Year!!
P.S. If you make a Vision Board, I’d love to see it. Post it below…
P.P.S. Also, if you want a clearer vision of what your amazing 2013 looks and feels like then download my FREE Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013! Year-End Visualization Download where I’ll guide you through a 37-minute visualization to say goodbye to 2012 and Hello to 2013. This can be a fun thing to do with friends for New Year’s, too.
Julie Zeff is a Life Coach for busy and working moms; Author of Vivid Living for Busy Moms: Coach Yourself to an Extraordinary Life; and a trained Forest Yoga instructor. Request her FREE report – Top 10 Tips to Vivid Living or receive her FREE Monthly Coaching Tidbits and 5 Anytime, Anywhere Breathing Tips by visiting: http://www.vividliving.net. Download a FREE peek of her book, Vivid Living For Busy Moms here:http://vividliving.net/julies-book