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Welcoming 2022 with a Vision Board

The New Year is almost here, and what better way to welcome it in than making a Vision Board.

What is a Vision Board? Vision Boards are often called Creative Collages, Dream Boards, Goal Boards, Mind Maps, and Treasure Maps. They are visualization representations of your hopes and dreams, they help define your purpose and set your goals. The saying “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” is true.  We think, remember and plan in pictures. 

Images are powerful tools that can help you create the life you want. Neuroscience has found that the subconscious mind, which is responsible for most of what we do, sees pictures and mostly uses its visual sense.  Providing your subconscious mind with positive, motivating, uplifting images is an effective way to “train your brain” to help you succeed. If you can envision it, you can do it!  So this is a creative way in which to manifest your hopes, dreams and desires.

What we focus on expands!

Supplies you will find helpful to create your vision board:

  • Backdrop – poster board, cork board, journal pages or a pin board or card board

  • Glue or Glue stick or tape or push pins

  • Markers, pens, paints, crayons, etc.

  • Index cards

  • Magazines to cut out images and quotes from

  • Scissors 

We have a limited number of kits (cardboard and old magazines and a glue stick) are available on a first come, first serve basis to be picked up from Crestwood Library. Call 914-779-3774 to arrange pick up. You can use your own materials as well!

Some links to help you get started:

 

This article on vision boards has a lot of good tips and visuals- Author is a mom, so content is very upbeat :

https://healthyhappyimpactful.com/vision-board-examples-ideas/

Good Housekeeping article with 15 vision board experts to follow:

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/g34946036/vision-board-ideas/

Free printable inspiring quotes- just click on image in new tab and you can print these:

 https://www.kitchentableclassroom.com/quotes-new-beginnings/

Printable empowering words: https://wondermomwannabe.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Vision-Board-Adjectives.pdf

Need some pictures of vision boards to help jump start your creativity?  Here are some photos and their source websites have great content and tips too:

https://www.developgoodhabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/take_an_inner_journey-683×1024.jpg

If your dreams don’t scare you they are too small! https://healthyhappyimpactful.com/vision-board-examples-ideas/

We like that this one is  reusable – corkboard!

https://blog.closetomyheart.com/2015/03/25/vision-boards-organizing-your-creative-dreams/   

Souvenir based board: https://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/8-ideas-create-your-own-vision-board.html

For the practical and not-fussy dreamer- The Post-it wall! https://www.ritualdesignlab.org/2017/12/04/the-post-it-wall-of-dreams/

The New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall:https://www.confusedjulia.com/2011/07/dream-little-dream.html

Hope these visuals inspire you to create your own vision board… we had fun searching for them.  

Mary Nowak is a Clerk II at Crestwood Library.  She is creative and enjoys curating kits and projects to inspire others.