Bianca Badenhorst, Life and Mind Coach at B Transformed, says we all have dreams that we want to make a reality but more often than not we struggle to stick to our New Year’s resolutions, or any goals for that matter. But why is it so difficult to stay committed to achieving your goals?
The most common answers Badenhorst receives from her clients include that ‘life happens’, they get busy and become distracted. Here is an interesting fact: you think on average between 2000 – 3000 thoughts per hour and 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts per day. No wonder we get side tracked from our goals and vision for our future because there are constantly so many thoughts running through our minds.
The secret is to empower ourselves by taking control of our thoughts by creating more awareness so that we can tunnel our focus to creating the life we choose to live. Your subconscious mind is very visual and therefore needs to be constantly reminded of your goals and what you are working towards.
A great way to stay motivated and focused on your vision for your life and your future is by creating a vision board. Vision boards are powerful tools for solidifying your dreams and turning them into reality. The process is perfect for identifying your goals and understanding what exactly you want from life.
Vision boards are essentially a board full of images. These images should be those you see in your head when you think of what you want to achieve, gain or create. It is about making your ideas and dreams in your head more concrete.
How to create a vision board that works
First you need to identity exactly what it is you want to manifest in your life – have a clear understanding of the future you want to create for yourself. Most importantly, it must be realistic – you must feel capable of achieving those goals in order to align your vision with your reality. A simply guideline is to ask yourself the following questions: Who do I want to be? What do I want to be in life? What experiences do I want to have? Then find images and words of affirmations that represent the vision you hold for your future. The next step is to glue, stick and paste your vision on a piece of cardboard and personalise it. Use beautiful colours and get creative. Make it aesthetically pleasing for your eyes.
How to use a vision board
Developing an empowering vision board is not just about the process of creating the board. What you do with the board after it is done is also auspicious for success. You need to make the vision board part of your everyday life in order to reap the rewards. Look at your vision board regularly.
Your vision board should become a central part of your day. Keep track of your progress. Most importantly, celebrate achievements as you notice positive progress, and take time to celebrate success. If you recognise each achievement and take note of how well you have done, you realise that you are not standing still or moving backwards. You can strengthen your resolve by noticing how you are actually getting closer to your vision.
The process and the actual vision board will help you focus – something which is essential in the modern world. You don’t lose sight of what you truly want to achieve or settle for less. Perhaps above all, the vision board supports you in your journey towards those goals. It provides affirmation: you get that boost of self-belief when you look at your chosen images and remind yourself of the objectives ahead of you.
To join Badenhorst for her next vision board workshop, contact her below.