I'm as much of a fan of the future as the next guy, but I live NOW—that's what's important. And it's so easy to lose sight of the good in today when we've got sights on the future.
In a world that's always looking ahead, we often forget to appreciate the beauty of the present moment. One of the most powerful ways to practice gratitude and cultivate a sense of fulfillment is by creating a vision board—not for the future, but for the life you have right now. This post will guide you through the process of creating a vision board that celebrates your current life, helping you to appreciate the journey and fostering a deeper sense of gratitude
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
To create your vision board, you'll need a poster board or cork board, magazines or printed photos, scissors, glue, double-sided tape, or pins, and markers. Or create a digital board! You can use Canva, PicMonkey or another digital program to create an image you can set as your computer's screen saver! Whichever you choose, use materials, images, colors and textures that resonate with you and the current chapter of your life to make your vision board personal and meaningful to you.
Step 2: Reflect on Your Current Life
Before you start cutting and pasting, take some time to reflect on your life right now. Consider your relationships, career, hobbies, achievements, and even the small day-to-day moments that bring you joy. Write down everything you're grateful for, and think about how these elements can be visually represented.
Step 3: Select Your Images and Quotes
Now comes the fun part. Browse through magazines or search online for images and quotes that represent your current life. This might include pictures of your family or friends, images that represent your work, or quotes that speak to your present journey. Choose images that spark joy and reflect the things you appreciate about your life today.
Step 4: Arrange and Attach Your Images
Start arranging your selected images and quotes on your board. There's no right or wrong way to do this—just let your intuition guide you. Once you're happy with the arrangement, secure everything with glue or tape.
Step 5: Find a Home for Your Vision Board
Place your vision board somewhere you'll see it every day. This could be in your office, bedroom, or or on the refrigerator. Regular exposure to your board will serve as a constant reminder to appreciate the present moment and cultivate gratitude.
Creating a vision board for the life you have now is a powerful exercise that encourages mindfulness and gratitude. It's a visual representation of the journey you're on and a reminder of all the things you have to be grateful for. So, why wait? Start crafting your vision board today and embrace the power of now!
Remember, the real joy is in the journey, not just the destination. And there's no better way to celebrate that journey than by acknowledging and appreciating where you are right now.
Check out my current vision board! (made in Canva)
Have fun with your board and look at it often. Whatever your present life situation is like, there is always something or someone to be grateful for.