Vision boards. “What the aich and eff is a vision board?” I thought to myself when I saw this week’s Prompts For The Promptless. “It sounds like something on Oprah.”
Oh. Well, just because it’s on Oprah, that doesn’t mean it’s automatically Oprah-fied. Let’s see what this thing even is before we start drawing conclusions.
- Decide the main theme of your board. It may be based on something specific you wish to accomplish or obtain, or it may be a general idea of everything that makes you happy.
- Find pictures that correspond with your theme, either from old magazines, photographs, or from the Internet.
- Print (if necessary) and cut out your pictures.
- Type or write some affirmations that correspond with your theme.
- Glue your pictures and affirmations to your poster board and pin them to your cork board.
- Hang your vision board in a place you will see every day.
- View your board at least once a day, and focus on the objects, sayings and theme of your board.
Sigh. OK. Let’s try to make one. Let’s make mine about things I wish to accomplish or obtain. Let’s start with a house. I would like a nice house to live in with a big yard for my dog:
Yeah. That will work. But since I have all that room, I’d definitely get more dogs:
There. That’s better. Look how happy my dog is now. And since the dogs only take up 1/10th of the lawn, how about some other animals, too?
Yes! Now we’re getting somewhere. Unicorns and T-Rex are a must.
No house of mine would be complete without a giant goldfish fountain. We also need environmentally friendly transportation options. Would you prefer to travel by pterodactyl, dragon or a helicopter that runs on unicorn farts?
Let’s see… What are we missing? Oh, right. Step 4: Affirmations!
There. Assuming that there’s a regulation hockey rink, pool with water slide, shooting range and a huge safe full of cash inside the house, I think we’re good! I don’t want to be greedy.
Whatever that is, it’s certainly quite a vision. I feel better, don’t you?