On Friday, my new studio, GLOW Studio by Tanya Wheeless, officially opened for business. I kicked things off with a vision boarding workshop. It was the cat’s meow.
I love making vision boards because visualizing the things we want is a powerful step in making them a reality. Plus, the process is super-fun. I talked about vision boards a little back in December and several of you wanted more detail. Ask and you shall receive!
Here’s my basic process for creating a beautiful and powerful vision board that you’ll want to look at everyday.
Get clear on what you really want. Close your eyes, take three deep breaths and imagine yourself living your absolute best week. What are you doing? Who are you with? What are you wearing? Where are you at? At most importantly, how do you feel? Set a timer and sit quietly imagining this ideal world for several minutes.
- When you’re done, jot down the things that really grabbed you and stood out. Then add any other goals or dreams you feel are missing. Read over your list, then set it aside, we’re all done with it. I just wanted you to get in a dreamy state of mind.
Start clipping. Go through a bunch of magazines (including some you don’t usually read) and cut out any pictures or words that grab you. No censoring. Just feel and cut. Don’t worry if the images relate back to your list. Oh, and put on your favorite jams.
Curate your pictures. Set the magazines aside and gather the clipped pictures and words in front of you. Go through them one-by-one and do a gut check. Do you really desire what’s depicted (or the feeling your get when you look at the clipping)? If so, it’s a keeper. If not, toss it in the trash. Don’t overthink this.
Create. Grab your poster board, glue and clippings. Lay out your pictures before you start gluing. You might arrange them by theme (relationship, work, health, etc.) or you might want to make it look a certain way aesthetically. Your choice. Once things are arranged, lift and glue.
- Display. Now, for the all important last step. Place your vision board somewhere you will see it everyday. Maybe your office, bedroom or on the back of your closet door. It’s up to you but do not, I repeat, do not hide this away somewhere you’ll never see it. The magic comes from looking at these images regularly, pausing to feel the feelings they elicit then going about your day.
This is a fun project to do with your friends, daughter or all by yourself on a quiet afternoon. If you make a board and want to share it, you can post on our Facebook page or just hit reply and email me a picture. I’d love to see what you come up with!