Welcome to Day 20 of our 31 Days of Embracing Your Divatude Challenge! Today’s challenge is focused on creating your vision board. A vision board is not something you will complete in one day, in one sitting – it is an evolving piece that grows and changes with you.
If you are new to the challenge, you can catch up here.
Briefly, the month of May is dedicated to focusing on our Divatude – being driven, inspiring, victorious and called to action in our personal and professional lives. As women, different aspects of divatude impact our daily walk at all times. Our focus with this challenge is taking the time to reflect on our daily attitudes and actions and ensuring we are focusing on what will lift us and others around us up.
If you have been following along with the challenge this month, we have done much of the pre-work for creating your vision board. To begin you want to reflect on your list of goals – short and long-term.
Once you have a list of goals which you have written down you can start is to create your vision board. It’s now time for you to find pictures, words, affirmations, prayers, photographs, cartoons, maps that represent to you your goals. It is also important that you find photographs of yourself in which you are in positive, optimistic, happy states. You will be sticking these pictures etc. on to your vision board, which is like a collage of your goals and aspirations.
It is important that you find these photographs of yourself because you will be placing yourself in the vision board hopefully doing the things that you really want to do, have, be and achieve. There are two ways that you can actually make the board. One way is to have a piece of backing card or backing paper and stick the pictures photographs etc on to that backing paper, or you can use of a software which allows you to find pictures on the Internet or on your computer and creates a board to you to print. I know some Divas that have used Pinterest boards, too. Find what works best for you!
After you have the photographs of yourself and you found pictures, photographs and some words and affirmations that supports you to achieve your goals, you can put together a sort of collage which shows a visualization not only of your goals, but of you yourself achieving your goals. This can not only be inspiring, it can be fun and exciting, too.
It’s important that you do not allow your vision board to sit around gathering dust. Rather, the daily study, the daily practice, the daily discipline of going back to your vision board, having it in a place where you will see it at least twice per day, for example, on your dressing table or above or beside your bathroom mirror, will help you to realize your goals much faster, and in positive, empowering ways.
Today’s challenge is to begin working on your vision board. Allow yourself to have fun and enjoy the process of designing new life experiences that will enable you to have your vision become a reality.