As cliché as it is, the new year is always a great time to set new and realistic goals for the year ahead… and try to commit to them. Unfortunately, what often ends up happening is that people lose sight of their resolutions when Life gets in the way and go back to the very habits they wanted to change. On this article we thought we’d check up on your new year’s resolutions. How is it going so far? Have you managed to keep up with your list of do’s and don’ts? If you have been struggling with meeting your goals, we hope this post help you stay on top of your game and keep up with your resolutions all year round.
At Ze Square, we firmly believe in the Law of Attraction, which means that we attract in our lives whatever we put our attention on; be it good or bad situations, people, things, or experiences. If you have read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, you’ll probably remember the author writing:
“When you want something all the Universe conspires in helping you to achieve it .”
To avoid allowing Life’s intricacies to get in the way of reaching your New Year’s resolutions, there is a useful tip that helps maintain focus: the vision board. It works wonders and even Oprah Winfrey uses it visualize her goals and harness intentions. A vision board is a tool used to help identify, and focus attention on specific life goals. Typically, it consists in any type of board on which you stick images or words that embody anything you want to accomplish, become, or acquire.
You should place the vision board in a space where you see it often, so that you can do short visualization exercises everyday, even subconsciously.
Visualization is one of the most important mind exercises because thoughts hold immeasurable power. The best-selling book The Secret put it simply:
“Your life right now is a reflection of your past thoughts. That includes all the great things, and all the things you consider not so great. Since you attract to you what you think about most, it is easy to see what your dominant thoughts have been on every subject of your life, because that is what you have experienced. Until now!”
Countless authors have written about the power of thoughts and they all came to the conclusion that one becomes and attracts what they think about most. The law of attraction works as follows: “Ask, Believe, Receive.” Don’t underestimate the believing part because it is the most important aspect of it all.
If you ask for something you don’t think you can obtain, you’ll never get it.
As Henry Ford said “Whenever you think you can or think you can’t, either way, you are right.” As you think about your aspirations, and create the board, you have to visualize yourself in great details owning the objects of desire. Feel the immense the joy you would feel if your vision came to life.
Now that you know how and why a vision board is essential to have that tunnel vision that will help you meet your goals, here is how to do it:
Choose a stress free day, collect magazines to cut images or quotes from, photos, scissors, tape, pins, and/or a glue-stick and put your board together. Below are a few examples of what vision boards look like. There is no rule or limit to what you should include in it. Pick images or words that represents what you want to accomplish and they will have an emotional impact on your soul every time you will look at them and put them on the boards.