Skip to content

Vision Board Party

December 19, 2012

I’ll start with a brief update:
Spending 3 months doing a show in the Mid-Country has had a surprising effect on me.
• I now knit…on a loom…I’m a knitter of scarves!
• I tried cross-fit…and couldn’t walk the next day.
• I found a book on ‘Feng Shui’ in the cast house and am now a budding ‘Feng-Shui-er’…. in theory!

Suddenly we are having ugly Christmas sweater parties, doing Secret Santa and drinking mulled wine, signaling the fast-approaching topic of New Year. I started thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish in 2013 and how I would create my set of goals and resolutions.

A few of the cast are doing ‘The Artist’s Way’ and although I have never read the book, it became clear that I had found similar exercises to envision my goals. I read ‘The Secret’ last year and liked a few of the ideas which seem to crop up in many life-improvement articles.

After nabbing an impressive amount of free magazines, quotes and postcards from friends, thrift stores and waiting areas, we set up a date one afternoon to create our Vision Boards – a great way to picture your lifestyle design.

Vision boards allow you to define and explore what your desired lifestyle looks like.

We simply looked through all the magazines and cut out the images and words that resonated with us. By making it a social task, we were also able to find pictures and words for other people in the group too. As we were all musical theatre performers, some of us added pictures printed off from the internet at the library as another resource.
We reviewed them (some didn’t seem as relevant after an hour) and organized them into sections of our life:
• Career
• Health and Fitness
• Relationships,
• Family
• Finances
• Home
• Spiritual Beliefs
• Aspirations
• Hobbies

We then glued them onto a large sheet of poster board (I found that yellow is a positive color and read that it is a good idea to put a photo of yourself looking happy in the center of your board to relate all these visions to you.)

We found that even though we had a long session creating our Vision Boards, we are still adding to them days later. Ideally you should place it in a spot you see every day and believe that this vision of your life will become reality. Alternatively, you could create a Vision Scrapbook that can be easily added to as time goes on.

The exercise really helped me get to the core of what I want in life. This, in turn, determined what I want to achieve in 2013 and made me think about how I can make smaller goals as part of a grand PLAN.

It helped to look back on the goals I set for 2012 and see which I actually achieved. It is funny how I had attained and surpassed my main 2012 goal that had seemed so impossible at the time, even though I wanted it so much. So. I leave you with some quotes to think about when making your Vision Board/ Life Plan/ 2013 Goals:

“Reach for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars”- Brian Littrell.

“Once I make my goal this year, I’ll achieve it no matter what, as long as I am grateful to my life now.” –Lemy Yusento

“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve”- Napoleon Hill

“A man is but a product of his thought. What he thinks, he becomes.” – Mahatma Gandhi.

“Visualization is simply powerfully focused thought in pictures, and it causes equally powerful feelings.” – Rhonda Byrne.

Do you have any techniques on how to set/ achieve your goals?

The British Dancer sig

2 Comments leave one →
  1. The College Theatre Dork permalink
    December 19, 2012 12:32 pm

    A Vision Board Party sounds fun! Writing down my goals is the first step. I also use to make collages but since have gone over to the Pinterest side…

    A new vision board sounds in order, but first, I have a goal that needs to be accomplished today, a goal that has been on my list for six years (!)…I sense a new blog post needing to be written 🙂

  2. December 20, 2012 9:15 pm

    I love vision boards! I made one a while ago, but you have inspired me to update it for the new year 🙂 I love the idea of a vision board party. Great post!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: