Shopping For The Future

The concept of a vision board isn’t new to me but for some reason I had never actually made one. Why? I have no idea, as they are super easy, fun and very therapeutic, and, will make a huge difference to my future happiness, if you believe they work.

Not knowing where to start, or perhaps not wanting to start and getting it wrong, I got together with some friends at the weekend and we talked about what we want in our lives and what we would do if we had no restrictions or limitations. This made the process of starting the board so much easier because I felt I already had a clear “vision” of what it should be.

Magazines, scissors, board and a glue stick where all I needed to get going. Flipping through the pages I cut out pictures and words that summed up the future I wanted for myself, it was like bagging up my shopping to take home and enjoy. Anything could be mine and it was right there for the taking.

Freedom, health, happiness, finances, it’s all on my board and much, much more. Here’s a section of it so you can see what I mean…

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The swing seat, running more, making a difference, enjoying the countryside and the beach, good health and general well being, and that’s just one part of it. The great thing is, the board can grow and change. There are no limitations!

Talking it through with friends and making it together made my vision board even more special.

The suggestion is that we look at our vision boards for a few minutes every day and picture ourselves already enjoying the things that we see. Nothing is considered out of reach or “too much”. If you like you can take a picture on your phone so you can have your vision board with you when you are out and about, or add it as a screen saver to your pc while you work or browse the internet for more things to add to it. You can have separate boards for work, home, family, finances or put them all on to one (this is what I’ve done). I’ve also imagined that I’m enjoying the benefits within a particular time frame (that’s my project manager side coming out). It really is about whatever works for you. Let your imagination run wild!