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Creating Vision Boards with Your Kids

If you think it, believe it, and it will happen! Have you heard the phrase, you get what you see?

In school, I remember learning the trick of envisioning what I want. When we had tests to memorize, I fell in love with the practice. It wasn’t just about memorizing information for me, but about seeing the entire picture. Because I struggled in school sometimes, I enjoyed seeing the whole plan laid out in front of me as it helped me organize my project more clearly. As I have grown older, I have upheld my love for vision boards and the power they have.

Creating a vision board can be for everyone, the young, parents, grandparents, anyone who would like to take their dreams and goals and put them on a board or piece of paper and bring those visions to life.

Remember, these can be called what you want; vision boards, dream boards, inspiration boards, or even goal boards.

How do we do this? First, remember your purpose: to visualize your goals, track your progress & most of all, stay motivated all year!

Here are just a few benefits to teach your kids with using a vision board:

  • Ensure your goals are one of the first things you think of every day
  • Creating your vision board can be a robust, meditative process that brings clarity on what you want your life to look and feel like
  • It inspires you and boosts your mood
  • Expands your sense of what’s possible
  • It helps you remember what’s most essential and not sweat the small stuff
  • They’re fun to make! A great bonding activity to do with family & friends
  • You can share them with others to enlist their support in helping you achieve your vision
  • Now let’s explore the process of creating a powerful dream board for your life!

Here are a few simple key steps: Collect all that you can use:

  1. Poster Boards, Paper, and for older kids, there are digital platforms now too (let your children pick their colors)
  2. Markers
  3. Stickers
  4. Glitter/ribbons/other decorations
  5. Scissors, glue, tacks, tape, or magnets
  6. And lots of magazines or pictures/words of what you are envisioning
  7. You can put whatever you want, and I even download pictures from the internet.

Now let's start making the Vision Board!

Step 1: Is to make a goal-setting vision board is to be creative!
Step 2: Break down your plans into as small parts as possible and preferably write them out with details on how you can make them happen.
So put down your ideas, for adults, it may be financial goals, relationship goals. For children, it could be getting better grades, standing up to someone, and/or spiritual goals. And for all happiness & joy goals.
Step 3: Collect a bundle of old magazines with beautiful pictures
Step 4: Find pictures that represent your goals and inspire you
Step 5: Make a collage out of your photos
Step 6: Add motivational “affirmation words” that represent how you want to FEEL.
Step 7: and the most important Take a few moments to contemplate your vision board every day.

This year I created the vision board practice to embrace using methods to plan their year for my children. I don’t think you can be too young to start learning the value of organization, especially when it comes to your time and goals.

These past two years have been chaotic and stressful for many of us with children because we have had to take on even more work. So, for 2022 we are all creating vision boards of what we want out of this year, even my kids!

Remember, there is no specific way to create a board, just think about what you want your year to look like, believe in it, and it will happen.

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