Hi after a very long time! Hope life has been treating you well :-)
As some of you would know, I recently celebrated by birthday. Got lots of wishes and blessings and gifts and had a wonderful day! Thanks to each one of you out there who reached out to me with your thoughts. I truly appreciate you!
This year, for my birthday, I decided to put together a vision board. Just a couple weeks ago, we happened to watch a movie on Netflix “The Gabby Douglas Story
” and they made a vision board in that movie. My princesses wanted to know all about what-it-was, how-to-make-it etc and that’s how we started working on one for our family.
It was my dear friend Shikha who introduced me to “The Secret
” and its message got my interest. Thanks to the law of attraction, I did attract a lot of good things in my life. I was able to demonstrate the use of this to some of my family members too, and I was thinking of a fun way of passing it on to my princesses. Again, as law of attraction would have it, I found the answer in the movie! Thank you, Kanhaji :-)
Along with the one for all of us as a family, I put together a personal vision board – specifically for my own goals.
What went on my Vision Board?
First and foremost I made a list of areas in which I want to achieve something (yes, kinda like an order that I’d like to place to the Universe). Here’s what I came up with:
- Spirituality – I want to grow in this area. I want to learn more about my Kanhaji & his teachings and inculcate them into my daily life.
- My family – most important part of my life. I want to love and support them always.
- My blog – I want to grow my blog, widen its reach and inspire women to live a creative, fulfilling life.
- Get my driver’s license and new car. I’ve been in love with Jeep. :-)
- Travel – I miss traveling and exploring these days. Want to do more of it.
- Meditation – Mindfulness meditation is something each of us should bring into our lives. I have started practicing it and want to continue to do so. The books “Search inside yourself” and “Mindfulness” inspired me to do this. These are available on Audible too.
- Running / fitness – Have been on & off on this one. Want to do more of it, regularly.
- Home – We came to this country in 2012. I am now wanting to put our roots here and make it our home. Wish me luck :-)
- Money – of course! It comes easily & naturally to me and I am so thankful for it. I want it to remain that way.
How I made my Vision Board?
I wanted my vision board to be quick and easy. I also wanted it to be something I can print and put in several different places I frequent throughout my day. So I explored several different options:
1. Pinterest – I did create a vision board on Pinterest, but making it print friendly was a challenge. I couldn’t organize the pins in a certain order, could not control the placement of images, so I moved on. Pinterest did become the main source of images for me though. You can think of it as a great substitute for all the magazines you’d cut while putting together a physical vision board. :-)
2. MS Powerpoint – Though this solved the problem of ordering and placing my images, I found it was a lot of work to get the overall layout to come together.
3. Google Picasa – I almost did create one using this tool and I’m sure its collage maker can be a very good tool to make vision boards. The only glitch I ran into, was that once it set the images on a mosaic layout, I could only shuffle images to rearrange them. I could not individually adjust the height / width on these images. Also, I could not block a full width spot for the title. Here’s what I created using Picasa:
4. Canva.com – It was almost similar experience like Picasa. I could not individually manipulate the images.
5. Picmonkey.com – Finally this is what I used to put together my vision board. Its collage maker has a wide variety of layouts and provides a lot of flexibility. Its image editor has oh-so-many options to work with individual images, has amazing effects/overlays/text you could add and is so much easy to use. To take full advantage of this tool, I started my one month free trial. I am thinking of NOT canceling after the first month, because @ $33 per year ($2.75 per month) its features seem like a bargain!
Here’s final result:
Here are the image sources for each of the images you see here:
How do I plan to use this Vision Board?
I am going to print + frame it and put it on my bedside table and (may be) on my office desk. Every time I see it, I will send a silent thank-you to my Kanhaji who fulfills all my wishes. (He love me. A lot.)
My bedside table also holds my gratitude journal, so the two should work extremely well together. Don’t you think?
So, what are your thoughts about a vision board? Ever made one? How did you make it? What did you use it for? Please do share. I’d love to know.