Getting clear on what we want out of life can often be confusing and sometimes overwhelming. Lacking a clear vision disrupts our creativity as we worry about what we should do next.
There are many tools and techniques to help us. Vision boards are one of them.
Vision boards are a place we can collate images and references that represent success to us. But what if we’re on the move or we don’t have wall space for a six metre square masterpiece?
We need a vision board that we can take with us.
Vision boards can be digital or physical.
This post will teach you how to make a portable vision board, in the format of your choice, in four simple steps.
1. Create time
Firstly you need to put aside some time. Set aside 30-60 minutes to indulge.
If you can’t ‘find the time‘ you need to increase your awareness and start looking for images that support your vision on-the-go.
2. Create and collect images
If you’re not clear on your vision, you can simply pick pictures or images that you like or feel a positive vibe for.
Collect old magazines, catalogues, books and textiles. Be creative.
Enhance the power of your vision by creating messy masterpieces using paint, crayons and paper.
If you’re in an on-line mood there’s always Google images and a printer.
Having collected cut-outs, photos and prints, collage them together in a suitable format. Stick to an A4 or letter size page that can be easily folded and taken with you.
You could use word-processor or photo-editing software to create a collage of images to either print or save.
If you created a computer collage you’ll want to save it. Label it ‘ Portable Vision Board’.
You could stop here as you now have a portable vision board, however, you might want to enhance the power of your portable vision board by putting it somewhere strategic.
4. Location, Location, Location
If you were making a traditional vision board, a pin board that you hang on the wall for example, you would place it in a strategic position that helps you register the images easily and often. This enhances the magic powers of your vision board.
However, portable vision boards have even greater magic powers when they are strategically placed to surprise you.
For example, when I lived in the Alps with Sandra, my partner and a photographer, we took a photo of our vision board at home and kept that with us whilst on the move. We stuck it to the end of our wardrobe so it was always there when we woke up or walked in to the room.
You could keep a photo of your vision board in your wallet or the inside cover of your diary.
The flip-side of your car sun-visor is a good place to fold up a small paper vision board to review when you’re stuck in traffic on a sunny day.
I’ve been known to collect postcards or pictures from leaflets whilst on the move and I keep them in the pocket of my journal. The images are there every time I open my journal.
As my vision changes I leave older images in the old journals and begin to fill new journals with new images.
If you’ve made a computer collage vision board you could save your vision board image to your laptop screen-saver or the wall-paper on your i-Phone.
Creating a vision board can help keep you focussed on your goals. Frequently referencing vision board images help to remind you of your purpose and direction in life.
A portable vision board is a practical and powerful way to keep our vision in mind whilst we are on the move.
What do you carry with you everyday that could host your portable vision board to reinforce your vision?
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Photo Credit: © Sandra Farrow