Vision Board Party!!! On the first of December, we had our first Creatives in Focus event titled, “A vision for 2020”. It was such fun putting this event together. I must say I was a little nervous about the event but we had great feedback and perhaps in 2020, we can have more events.
The evening started off with introductory drinks and refreshments. We kicked off activities with a short ice breaker and we got crafting. We then spent a few hours reflecting on 2019 and putting together our vision boards for 2020. It was an evening of motivational conversation, networking and visualising out aspirations for 2020. This event really reminded me how complex life can get but we are also strong and resilient enough to stretch and grow. It is my pleasure to share images from this our first “Creatives in Focus” event. Hopefully, this post inspires you to think about your aspirations for 2020.
What is a Vision Board?
While preparing for this event, I realised that a lot of people did not know what a vision board was and or how to use one.
A vision board is a collage of future aspirations. It can be specific to career, fitness, the upcoming year or general life intentions.
Why use a vision board?
Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do. Action and intent can ensure you reach your goals.
I have had a vision board for a few years now and it has been instrumental in actualising my aspirations over the last 5 years.
Early in 2019, I wrote a blog post on vision boards and the benefits of having one. You can read this post here>> 5 reasons why you need a vision board this year.
How do you put together a vision board?
You are probably wondering how do I put together a vision board.
1. Create a list of goals you’d like to achieve in the next year
Spend some time thinking about your aspirations and write your goals. You can divide your goals by career, relationships, health and wellbeing, financial or whatever you want.
2. Collect old magazines with pictures.
Collect any old magazines you have at home, ask your friends to give you magazines they no longer want. You could also check out your nails salons or the dentist.
3. Find pictures that represent your goals and inspire you
Go through the magazines and cut out pictures that represent your goals.
4. Make a collage out of your photos
5. Add motivational or words of affirmation
6. Stick it all down
7. Make room for your imagination and get creative. Place it somewhere you can see it.
Spend some time to reflect on 2019
1. What were you passionate about?
2. What were the highs and lows?
3. How did you handle difficult situations?
4. How would you describe your thought patterns?
5. What would you like to change?
6. Who impacted you the most?
7. Who did you impact?