Welcome to Your Vision Board Class #2! Today I will share with you some exercises you can choose from to create some inspiration for your vision board.
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One of the biggest hurdles in creating a vision for your life is figuring out what you really want. The first thing you need to remember when going through these exercises is DON’T LIMIT YOURSELF.
When we think about the things we want in life, it’s our natural inclination to limit ourselves because we really don’t believe we can ever attain the things we really want.
As you notice the fears and limiting thoughts that come up as you’re doing these exercises, write them down. Start a list. Becoming aware of these thoughts is very important to moving past them.
These exercises are simply to open your eyes to possibilities for your life. To create Inspiration for your vision board. Your fears and limiting thoughts that you have now are simply things for you to work on and work through during your year.
Focus on the next year
Focus your vision board on the things you want in the next year. Creating a new vision board each year will keep your vision more focused. It will give you the ability to refine your vision as time goes on.
You can create a vision board for the rest of your life, but it will not serve you as well. What you want in life and what’s important to you, changes over time.
What was important to you 10 years ago is not the same as today. Just as what will be important to you 10 years from now will be different.
So focus your vision board on what you want and what’s important to you right now. Have fun doing your vision board exercises.
Vision Board Exercise 1 – Candle Meditation
The candle meditation (trataka) has been used for thousands of years to clear the mind and create more focus. It’s a perfect exercise to open your mind and discover what it is you truly want in life.
Light a candle and set it up as close to eye level as possible a few feet in front of you. Dim your lights so nothing in the room will be a distraction. Put on some soft relaxing music if you like.
Sit comfortably making sure you have something to take notes with when Inspiration hits.
Sit quietly for a few minutes gazing at the flame of your candle. Whenever you feel your mind wandering, bring it back to the flame of your candle. Relax your mind and your body.
When you feel completely relaxed and your mind is clear, focus on a question you’re wanting to answer.
- What do I want?
- How do I want to feel?
- If money were not an issue, what would my life look like?
- What has fear or limiting thoughts kept me from doing or trying in my life?
Ask a question and listen for the answer. Write it down. Spend a minute or two on each of these questions. Focus on the flame of your candle and allow the answers to come to you.
Write down whatever comes to mind. Don’t analyze or judge your answers. Just write them down.
Vision Board Exercise 2 – Your Life Evaluation
Creating a visual representation of how satisfied you are in each area of your life can open your mind to new possibilities and opportunities that you may not have thought of.
This will help you visualize your life satisfaction. It will show you areas of your life you’re doing well in and some areas you haven’t spent as much time and effort on.
To create your life wheel, simply print out the free life wheel at the end of this article. Write in the different life categories you would like to analyze for your life.
Some categories to pick from:
- Career Fun
Color in each section according to how you rate your satisfaction level. What areas of your life did you choose a lower score for? We often don’t realize how we really view our lives until we see it down on paper.
Your life wheel is a great starting point to see the areas you would like to improve this next year. Choose a few areas you would like to work on and write down 3-5 things you can do this year that will improve your level of satisfaction in that area.
Keep these in mind as you create your vision board. This is also a great exercise to do periodically to see the progress you’re making.
Vision Board Exercise 3 – The Be, Do, Have, Feel List
This is probably the quickest and easiest of the exercises to complete. This is an exercise used quite often in creating a vision board. The be, do, have, feel list will help you to focus on what you really want your life to look and feel like.
Take a piece of paper and divide into 4 sections. At the top of the first section write BE. Write DO at the top of the second section. Write HAVE at the top of the third section and FEEL at the top of fourth section.
- Who do I want to BE?
- What do I want to DO?
- What do I want to HAVE?
- How do I want to FEEL?
Fill in each of these four sections answering the questions above.
These vision board exercises will give you some inspiration in deciding how you would like to create your year. Take some time to think about some areas of your life you would like to change, add to, or enhance. Keep a list of these things and make sure you bring them to the next class!
Exercises For Inspiration Printable Worksheets
Make sure to download your free worksheets to aid in completing your vision board exercises. Simply click on the link below.
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