1. Release Your Fears and Negative Thoughts
Do not let your desire for perfection paralyze you. Remind yourself that you are not joining some art competition or in a race to come up with the best-looking vision board. You are simply creating a vision board to be used as a tool for bringing your dreams forward. Give yourself sufficient time to make a vision board. Avoid criticizing your work after completion. If you find yourself doing this, be sure to work through your negative self-talk.
2. Put on some Background Music for Relaxation
Don’t make a vision board when you are feeling flustered. Instead, make one only a time when you are feeling completely relaxed. Creativity is best unleashed when you are in a state of relaxation.
Consider putting on some light music in the background. Allow your creative juices to flow freely. You may even want to meditate first before making a vision board.
3. Spend Time Sourcing for Ideas and Inspiration
Get a variety of magazines or search through the internet for ideas and pictures. You may want to source ideas from the social site, Pinterest. Pinterest is a virtual pinboard and lots of people pin pictures of their dreams. Search for terms like vision board, bucket list or simply browse for ideas and inspiration on Pinterest.
4. Think Out-of-The Box For Creating Association
Consider putting a picture of yourself in the center of your vision board to create “association”. “Association” simply means that you are able to easily see yourself living the dream depicted by the various images on your vision board. Thus, you are able to “step inside” your vision board. Remind yourself that you are in the center of the universe that you are a co-creator of.
Think out-of-the-box for creating association. Make the picture of yourself fun. You can depict yourself as a superhero or in the midst of a magical world. Let your imagination flow!
5. Make Your Vision Board Come Alive
Make your vision board more interesting by overlapping the pictures a little. Add embellishments for a lively effect. Think scrapbook style. You can paste flowers, maps, textured cards, beads or just about anything! Make sure that your board is strong enough to hold these, though.
6. Make Your Vision Board Magical
Depict pictures that convey miracles or magic on your board. Think angels, castles, fairy tales or mythical creatures such as unicorns. Use sparkly stars for stickers.
Make your vision board glow. Use gold or silver pens for the words on your board or sprinkle glitter to make your vision board sparkle.
7. Let Your Intuition be Your Guide
Ultimately, there are no rules on making a vision board other than setting the intention to select pictures that are appropriate for your vision. Follow your intuition and see what type of pictures you are drawn to. The pictures you have selected could help you gain greater clarity about your vision. Lay the pictures you have selected in various ways before pasting them onto your board.
Put your heart into it and have fun. Happy 2014!!!