My last post on vision boards has been nagging me; I don't feel like I've really explained what to do with your vision board once it's done. So now I'll wrap it up!
The whole purpose of a vision is to clarify your goals and plans, and make them something that you can visualize so distinctly that you can hardly see the line between possible and impossible. Your vision becomes so absolutely certain that it is ludicrous to imagine it not happening, and your vision board just becomes a tool to use in remembering that vision.
But of course, you need to do more than remember it to make it happen. Visions require action, and vision boards serve as a daily affirmation of where you are focusing your actions. And that all comes down to the power of positive.
Think about it this way: positive outcomes come from positive energy, right? Where does positive energy come from? Positive interactions, reflections, and most importantly, expectations. When we surround ourselves with positive people, positive thoughts, and positive expectations, guess what happens? We have a greater awareness of and appreciation for the positive things going on around us. All of that positive energy leads to....the top of this paragraph. Positive outcomes.
Did I just lose you? :) Think about it in the sense of the opposite: when you have to spend the whole day with a really grumpy person, do you start finding yourself being grumpy too? Well, the reverse is true as well. Surround yourself with positive, and you will find yourself being positive.
Positive community, self-talk, and expectations are three of the best things you can do to bring about positive change in your health, fitness, and wellness. High-powered executives know it, professional athletes know it, and now you know it.
So. I'm not sure if that cleared anything up, but that's the point of it: creating a tool that helps transport you from simple "I wish," thinking to, "I'm on my way," thinking. I hope you're working on your board and that soon, I am part of your positive community. Have fun!
And as always, get out there and get healthy!