You know what's an absolute WILD thought?
That you have total control over your life.
That you have the power to bring what you want into your life.
You've probably heard the buzz word manifest by now, and while many of the people who like this blog will already know what it means, let's make sure to clarify for anyone who doesn't.
What does it mean to manifest something?
Manifest, put simply, means "appear."
So, in this situation, your dreams and visions and goals for your life manifest in physical form.
It might sound crazy - I used to think it was. Until I finally gave it a chance.
You see, I used to feel like the universe was working against me. That I couldn't get anything right. But I made a shift a for the past two years, nearly everything I've put on my Yearly Vision Board has become a reality. Traveling to Ireland, and then across the United States car camping, quitting my job and working from home, affording a pair of hiking boots, mastering a forearm stance in yoga, opening my heart chakra (which led to meeting the love of my life)...
You get the point.
So now I bet you're wondering: How do you manifest what you want?
I believe there are two steps to this.
First, let's figure out WHAT it is you want.
The first step of manifesting is visualizing what you want.
When I was younger, I took gymnastics. Before every attempt at a new skill, my coach would tell me, "Visualize yourself doing it perfectly, and then do it." When I'm mountain biking with my fiancé, he always says, "Look where you WANT to go, not where you don't want to go."
The point of both is that if you focus your mind on what you are capable of, if you focus on where you want to go, your body will take you there.
Manifesting is the same.
So first, let's get clear on your vision for your life.
Part 1: How to visualize your goals & make your 2020 Vision Board
1. Pick your medium.
My favorite medium to use to make my vision board is Pinterest because it's so simple! It's also easy to find again as you go through the year. It's sustainable, so no wasting paper. And - maybe best of all - it's free.
2. Title your vision board, whatever you want.
I simply do "Vision Board" with the year to keep track (and this will also be great if you are trying to up your Pinterest game).
3. Now it's time to ENVISION what you're going to put on your VISION board haha.
Stop for a second and close your eyes. Imagine it's the end of next year. What incredible things do you hope have happened by this point? Take your time and really sort through things.
If you are like me and want a million different things, pay attention to what ideas make you feel "expansive" and what makes you "contract."
I try to do a mix - a few really wild, big dreams and some goals where it seems like it will be easier to accomplish.
For example, I included a trip I wanted to take that was already in planning, but then I included my goal to quit my job - which was a very terrifying thought. I even boldly put an engagement ring on my board and I'm typing this post with a ring on my finger.
4. Once you have a few ideas, start searching through Pinterest for pictures that really represent your dreams and goals.
Be specific! Select pictures that really light you up and inspire you! For example, if you want to travel to Morocco this year, find a beautiful desert scene and maybe a picture of the gorgeous colors of the town buildings. If you want to improve your mindset, find beautifully designed quotes that describe how you want to feel this year.
Congratulations! You've completed the first step to manifesting and you should be celebrating. It's HARD WORK to figure out what you want, and to be honest about your big dreams and goals.
If you need any help or inspiration, feel free to check out my Pinterest vision board here.