The first month of the year is wrapping up and I’m here to remind you about your New Year’s Resolutions. Have you gotten closer to completing your goals in the past twenty-four days? What methods are you using and are they helping you?
The method that has worked best for me is creating a vision board. A vision board is a poster board that contains images that represent your goals and how you feel about them. Mine usually included cut-out pictures and blocks of words from magazines. A vision board can be for any goal — to buy a house, to be more patient, to improve your marriage, to find a new job, to dedicate more time to health and fitness.
So vision boards are not a new concept for me. I know that successful people have used the practice of visualization and affirmations to reach their goals and live fulfilling lives. This is because vision boards keep us constantly aware of our goals. By constantly seeing them on display, we begin to prioritize them in our day-to-day lives. It also keeps us optimistic about the future. No matter what happens, we know we’re constantly working towards better things. Remaining positive opens us to recognizing opportunities.
But I’ll be honest — while I believe that creating a vision board will help me achieve my goals, the process of putting it together does not appeal to me. I went through a period in my life where I moved around a lot, and since then, I’ve become something of a minimalist. This means that I do not want to keep items in my house that I don’t use on a daily basis. This includes stacks of magazines and sticks of glue. In fact, I only use magazines to find words and images for my next vision board. I don’t even read them! Also, I am not particularly artistic when it comes to visual craft. I found that I was spending more time trying to make my vision board look good rather than focusing on the intentions behind it. So I decided I needed to find a digital option.
A digital vision board offers several advantages over a physical one, one of them being its minimal impact on the environment. Unlike a physical vision board that requires magazines, glue, and other materials, a digital vision board can be created with just a device and internet access. This means that there is no waste or trash generated, thus minimizing the impact on the environment. Additionally, a digital vision board can be easily shared, edited, and updated as needed, making it a more flexible and sustainable option. You can easily access your vision board anytime and anywhere, and also you can keep adding and editing it as your goals or desires change, which is not always possible with a physical vision board. A digital vision board is not only more convenient but also a more eco-friendly option for visualization and manifestation.
In my search for a digital vision board option, I tried out the Perfectly Happy Vision Board, Affirmations & Gratitude Journal app and I’m…perfectly happy with it!
There’s something to be said about the ability to carry your vision board in your pocket. Yes, a physical vision board can “charge up” when it hangs above your working altar, but you know what else is an altar? The human body. And by carrying a vision board in my pocket, I am keeping my goals, hopes, and dreams close at all times.
One of the key features of the Perfectly Happy Vision Board is the ability to create your own personalized board. They have a bank of stock photos you can pull from, but you can also upload photos you have saved on your phone. The app allows you to choose or type up affirmations for each image. You can also add emotional music to help you associate positive emotions with your images and affirmations. The result is a video clip that you can watch over and over again to internalize your goals and the celebratory feelings that come with achieving them.
The app also offers two other functions that work great for manifestation, if you want to add some oomph to your New Year’s Resolutions. Those functions are the affirmations and the gratitude journal.
You’re able to choose or write your own affirmations and motivational quotes that appear as notifications throughout the day. The app allows you to choose the frequency. I like their widget, which I added to my home screen. Every time I unlock my phone (which, admittedly, is often) I see the phrase I chose: “I am the creator of my life, every day.”
I’ve already written about how powerful journaling is when you’re trying to manifest something specific. A digital journal that you can carry with you is helpful because you can add your spontaneous moments of gratitude throughout the day. You can write about how you’re grateful to have delicious coffee in the morning, a co-worker you get along with, having the time for a 10-minute walk, etc.
So far, I’m enjoying carrying my vision board in my pocket. And it made me realize that there was another element of the physical vision board that I did not enjoy — the lack of privacy.
For the most part, I’m a private person. And can reveal a lot about our desires and insecurities. What does a vision board say about you if you’re creating one for weight loss? What does it say about you if you make one for a romantic relationship? Do you want everyone who comes into your home to know something that is this personal to you? I like that I can create a vision board that no one else will see. (Although, I should mention that the app has a share function if you don’t care about privacy the way I do.) I feel free to add anything I want and know that no one’s opinion or confused face will dampen the magic and intentions I’m releasing out to the universe.
So if you’re looking for a way to assemble a vision board without all the magazine cut-out, or just want a way to carry your vision board everywhere you go, give the Perfectly Happy Vision Board, Affirmations & Gratitude Journal app a shot!
To be fully transparent, this post was sponsored by the Perfectly Happy Vision Board and they gave me premium access in order to test it out. I’m sincerely enjoying it. If you would like to try it, use the following link: https://perfectlyhappy.com/visionboard/gem
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