The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life What is a Vision Board? By Joyce Schwarz, Author, speaker, producer, The Visiono Board by Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design explains that a vision board is a visual representation of what you are creating and want in your life now and in the future.
Vision Boards are also known as "dream boards", "wish boards", "Treasure maps" "Life Collage", "Wisdom Collage" and other names.
The history of the Vision Board dates back to the caveman era where pictures of animals and other visuals were sketched or painted on walls of caves and nown known as Cave Paintings. Many of these early cave paintings were painted in advance of a hunt where the artist was visually experiencing the hunting conquest in advance. A form of 'visioning' or visualization.
VISION BOARDs have been featured on such TV shows as OPRAH, LARRY KING, ELLEN and others to show the power of how to change your mind and change your life.
Vision boards come in all shapes and designs and can be made from all substances ranging from paper to canvas to actual wall-size creations to mobile versions for iPod and iPhone.
Most people are familiar with Vision Boards that one creates that look a bit like collage and feature pictures torn from magazines and photographs and personal memorabilia that is affixed by glue or paste to a poster or foam board. But Vision Boards variations also can include paintings, mixed-media and other arts and crafts.
A Vision Board generaly includes these elements:
A) Visuals: photos, magazine images, drawings, photographs and
B)Affirmations: optimistic sayings,inspirational quotes, mantras and mottos that encourage good habits and changes in your life for the better.
C)Embellishments -- including stickers, foil stars, glitter, ribbon, personal memorabilia such as concert tickets, travel folders, maps and
D)DREAM OR WISH LIST -- a list of those visions, dreams or wishes or desires you want and are creating in your life
And other elements which will be featured in the upcoming book ThE VISION BOARD.
WHAT KIND OF VISION BOARDS can you create?
Here are examples of just a few of the types of vision boards that you can create. You can also create them for special occasions in your life and during your year:
*Love Vision Board
*Relationship Vision Board
*Health and Fitness Vision Board
*Travel Vision Board
*Life Overview Board
And for special occasions throughout the year consider creating a vision board for:
*Birthday Vision Board
*Marriage Vision Board
*Wedding Anniversary Vision Board
*2009 Vision Board
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