Recently I wrote a post about how using vision boards to represent your lifestyle design can be a very powerful, creative and fun way to define your desired life.
Constructing a vision board with visual cues that resonate with you not only assists in working out exactly what your desired lifestyle looks like but also gives you a visual tool to constantly remind and focus yourself on the lifestyle that you are working towards.
As promised, here is my latest personal lifestyle design vision board:
My Vision Board Explained
The centre of my board is the symbol from Seth Godin’s book ‘Linchpin’. I am currently reading this book and it is striking a real chord with me. I have placed this in the centre as I want to remind myself to strive to be a linchpin in everything I do.
The surrounding pictures glued to the sheet in the centre of my board are the core areas in my life that I want to remain continually focussed on. In no particular order this includes:
- developing my creativity.
- my wife and children.
- my website ‘Uncork your Mind’
- connecting with others.
- outdoor adventures.
- healthy eating.
- continual reading and self development.
- maintaining a positive outlook.
Included on this centre sheet are some handwritten quotes that I want to constantly remind myself of. Some of these were taken from my recent post of 39 Life Changing Quotes. These include:
- ‘We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.’ Frank Tibolt.
- ‘Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.’ Annette Funnicello.
- ‘Always do what you are afraid to do.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson.
- ‘It doesn’t matter if you are always right. It matters that you are always moving.’ Seth Godin (from the book ‘Linchpin’).
- ‘See results, not failures.’
- ‘The question isn’t who is going to let me. It’s who is going to stop me.’ Ayn Rand (thanks Ryan for bringing this quote to my attention!).
- ‘Become a being of sharing and generosity.’
Around the outside I have placed pictures, quotes and inspiration cards of thoughts and focus areas for the immediate future. I have pinned these on to allow me to add and subtract to my vision board as my focus changes and develops. As a vision board is a living thing, I have intentionally left space to add things in the future.
Create Your Own Lifestyle Vision Board
My method of creating a lifestyle design vision board is just one way to create a visual representation of your desired lifestyle. Construct your own vision board using my method or any others which appeal to you and start creating your desired lifestyle!
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