Create a Vision Board


When mired in unhappiness and disappointment it’s hard to imagine a future replete with joy; but, one does exist.  You can jump-start its arrival by creating a vision board.


Get a big piece of sturdy cardboard or poster board.  Something that can be leaned against a wall and remain stable.  Gather all the magazines, catalogues, and photos you have lying around the house. Leisurely, go through them, culling those images, words, and text that speak to you. Choose things that are emblematic of how you want your life to be now.  Think of your relationships, work, family, nature, food, travel, home, body, health, hobbies, habits, and spirituality.  You can use anything that triggers a positive thought and feeling.  Create a big collage by cutting these images out and taping or pasting them on your board.  You might want to put the most important things in the center and work your way out to more peripheral desires at the edges.  There is no right way to do this.  Be creative, let yourself go.  Allow the time it takes to think about each item and assess it for inclusion.  This will take hours, but once you get into the flow you’ll find it exhilarating.


When your vision board is complete place it somewhere where you will see it, at least, twice a day.  Take the time to look at all your desires. Allow yourself to feel as if they were already true.  Now, with openness to all the opportunities before you, let everything manifest itself.  You will be amazed.

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Nicole Urdang

Nicole S. Urdang, M.S., NCC, DHM is a Holistic Psychotherapist in Buffalo, NY. She holds a New York state license in mental health counseling and a doctorate in homeopathic medicine from the British Institute of Homeopathy.