Happy New Year everyone! The holiday season was such a whirlwind, and I'm so excited to get back to the blogs. This past week I worked on a DIY vision board. If you're not familiar with vision boards, they are a tool for inspiring you, and setting a clear path for what you want in life. I am a strong believer in getting back what you give - if you think positive thoughts, positive things will start to happen in your life. It's not for everyone, but I highly suggest you give it a chance!
For a vision board, you want to think of what you want in your life. It needs to be something to strive towards, but also something attainable (you can't put a winning lottery ticket for a million dollars and expect to win). Once you have some goal items and milestones in mind, find some pictures that represent your vision. I found most of mine on Pinterest, and have been collecting them for a few weeks. Some of mine include a future home, the farm that my home will have, business ambitions, animals I want to meet, and places I plan on travelling to. You can include short-term goals, long-term goals, or both.
Many vision boards are done on bristol board, which is a great option. However, I wanted something a little more sturdy since I will be hanging it in my new office. For materials, you will need print outs of your images, E6000 glue (or any glue equivalent), a piece of wood or bristol board, and scissors. It's a super simple DIY, and you can customize it however you want!
STEP 1: Decide what you will be putting your photos on. This will help you determine what size to make your pictures, and how many of them you will need. I got this hanging wood board from Michael's. It was $14, but I was able to use a coupon for 40% off.
STEP 2: Find photos that represent your vision. Vision boards work on the law of attraction - as cheesy as it may sound, let the universe know what you want in your life. The idea behind this is that these things will then be attracted to you and start presenting themselves in your life.
STEP 3: Gather the materials you will need - the board, glue, scissors, and your images. I told you this was easy!
STEP 4: Cut out your images and start thinking about how you want the layout for them to be. Optional step - glue the photos onto bristol board, and then cut them out from there. I did this to make my pictures a little stronger and to prevent the edges from curling.
STEP 5: Once you have positioned all of your photos, go ahead and glue them down. I let mine dry for a few hours before I touched it. You can then hang it up somewhere in your home where you will see it daily.
I temporarily hung mine up in the hallway. We are redoing our basement at the moment, and I will soon have my very own office! My vision board will eventually go there, but while I (im)patiently wait for the office to be finished, I want to still see my board every day.
I would LOVE to see your vision board! Tag me in it on Instagram - @fluff_petcare, or send it to my email firstname.lastname@example.org. Comment below what some of your goals are for 2018 :)