This week’s exercise is simple and fun! We’re going to get creative.
The best way to do this is old-school: magazines, scissors, glue and cardboard.
That’s right, we’re playing with vision boards!
There’s something really therapeutic about getting out of the virtual and into the real world, but if you absolutely must do a digital-only version, then you can use Pinterest or an online vision board tool – or simply make a straightforward Word document and search for pictures through online photo libraries or using Google Images etc.
Some people suggest getting very specific with vision boards, using them like a Christmas list to ask for things that we want from life and to set goals.
Today’s method, however, is a little looser. It can bring really surprising results.
The deeply creative aspect of your mind (and yes, you are by nature deeply creative!) will match everything together and surprise you with inspiration down the track, sometimes when you least expect it.
So… grab a bunch of magazines (local libraries often have old ones to sell or give away) and tear out the pages into loose sheets.
You may want to put on some favourite music and make yourself a cup of something you enjoy.
And now, with all the pictures laid out, just set your intention that you are creating something to help you find out:
“What does the New Year mean for me?“
This next step is important: Just choose pictures that you love.
This bears repeating, because we’re conditioned to do things with logic, objectives and outcomes. But this is different, so…
Just choose pictures that you love.
Don’t worry if the content of the picture doesn’t logically match the question – it doesn’t matter!
Simply enjoy the images, choose those that you like – no need to know why – and place them on your board however it happens.
You can glue them as you go, or arrange them in a way that you enjoy and then glue as the final step.
When you feel finished, hang your collage where you can see it fairly often – maybe behind a door or in a room that you enter sometimes.
We are so used to working in a cause-and-effect world, taking actions and seeking results, striving for outcomes, planning and controlling.
This fun exercise is a wonderful way to tap deeply into our creative reservoir and then wait to see what emerges.
It is the opposite of being able to control things, a wonderful way to bring inspiration and meaning back into our busy lives.
Once your board is hung, you can glance at it as often as you like, but there’s nothing more you need to do. Your amazing subconscious is making connections and creating experiences and inspiration for you – let the fruits of this beautiful innate process come to you when the time is just right 🙂