• Creating a Vision Board – The Creative Space with Sonja

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    “If you can dream it, you can do it.”  Sound familiar? We’ve heard it before and yes we all dream; but how many of us put our dreams into actions. Sometimes it is not all that easy. Often life has a way of throwing a curve ball at you and you place your dreams on hold. And before you know it, it becomes non-existent.

    Writing down your goals are fantastic but hiding what you transcribed in a draw is meaningless. Goals need an applied mindset and commitment, without that, chances are it will never manifest into real achievements. Honestly speaking, this is exactly where I found myself. Looking back over the past 10 years; I’ve only achieved 7 of the 10 goals I set for myself.

    Some people might say that is a great achievement but in essence it is not so great if you take into consideration that it was over 10 year period. So what happened to the other 3 and why didn’t I achieve those?  I became distracted, I was too comfortable with my current life situation. The goals weren’t taken seriously and it was placed on the back-burner for someday which never happened.

    So when Sonja McKaiser from The Creative Space with Sonja invited me to be part of a bloggers collaboration workshop on Vision Boards, I didn’t hesitate and grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Accepting the invitation meant that I could focus on previously unattainable goals and set new goals. It also afforded me the opportunity to have some me-time and to focus on myself for a change.

    What is a Vision Board?

    A vision board is personal and it can be anything you want it to be. It is a powerful visualization tool that manifest your dreams and goals into reality. It allows you to visualize positive images of your desires and to get clarity on your goals.   A vision board should be placed where you can see it every single day. Every time you look at your vision board, you remind yourself of those dreams and goals.

    Vision Board Workshop with Sonja

    Stepping into the venue, you feel creatively inspired, with its intimate setting the space is calm and relaxed. Starting off, Sonja set the tone of the workshop.  She shared her insights on creating her own vision board and how visualizing starting her own business came to reality. Listening to Sonja with her calm, creative and positive energy as well as her thought provoking and motivational coaching skills paved the way for constructing my visual board. She made us understand that we need to focus on our own individual process.

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    Explaining to us that during the process of constructing our vision boards, our inner critic will appear.  This inner critic will creep into our mind and tell us that we are not good enough or that we will never achieve what we set out to become. When this happens, we need to switch to our heart space and work from there instead of listening to what our mind is telling us. This made me think about my unattainable goals and how my inner critic brought about all the negatives; hindering me from reaching those goals.

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    During this time we meditated by doing breathing exercises to free our minds and share our inner most thoughts.

    Constructing my Vision Board

    Magazines, scissors, glue and stickers were supplied to start the process. I got cracking by paging through magazines and selecting my pictures and words.  Don’t think for a second that this was just a mindless exercise of cutting and pasting a couple of pics on a board. Yes it was a lot of fun but it took a focused mind and careful consideration of the choices for each facet in my life.  Which encompasses family, relationships, work, finances, social, travel, health and myself. Making the correct choice in selecting pictures, words and phrases that would represent my future goals.

    I had to reflect on small, medium and long term goals. Areas of my life where I want to see change and growth. Once I had all my pictures and words, it was time to construct my vision board. Whilst being relaxed, I felt very positive and started imagining as if I was already living out those dreams and goals.

    This is my vision board and it is placed in our leisure room where I see it every day. This is also the room where I do my workout exercises so it gives me more motivation to reach my fitness goals. My vision board represents what I want to create in my life. And on days when I feel discouraged, it will be there in my face to inspire me and to remind me of what I set out for my life.

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    What I learnt from the Vision Board Workshop

    I interpret a dream as flashes of visuals. And that is exactly what my vision board is. What I like about creating a vision board is that the pictures is a constant reminder of what I want to achieve. The workshop itself was interactive, transformational and intensely personal.  Attending this workshop gave me the opportunity to focus on my life and to identify the things that is holding me back and to let go of it. Creating my vision board was a collective journey of self discovery and intention for change.

    Connect with Sonja

    Ready to create your own vision board? Then connect with Sonja from The Creative Space with Sonja.  The vision board workshop is approximately 5 hours long at a cost of R990 which includes coffee/tea and light refreshments. This 5-hour investment is well worth it and you will leave with your own vision board and clarity on your future goals.

    Great news is that my readers will receive a R100 discount on the cost of the vision board workshop. The discount will apply when you use my name when making the booking.  Hurry there are only a couple of workshops left for 2018!



    1. October 30, 2018 / 9:52 am

      I love vision boards. I only learned about them a couple of years ago. Great way to get motivated and stay focused.

    2. October 30, 2018 / 5:40 pm

      Vision boards are great! I did this when I was decorating our house and also putting together ideas for the nursery and even our shed! They bring ideas together and it’s so much easier to make decisions from them. #TwinklyTuesday

    3. October 30, 2018 / 9:06 pm

      I used to do this sort of thing years ago and it was super powerful. I feel a bit lost in life right now so might be an idea to have another go. Thanks for inspiring me! #TwinklyTuesday

    4. October 31, 2018 / 12:37 am

      I love the idea of a vision board, as you say so much more meaningful than an idea sat in your head or just written on a scrap of paper. #Twinklytuesday

    5. November 1, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      I kind of do a more rudimentary type of thing – just a photo of where I want to go, and when I’m cranky or stressed, it calms me….

      • Noleen Miller
        November 6, 2018 / 9:21 am

        That is just as inspiring as it brings focus to the direction you see yourself going to.

    6. November 2, 2018 / 6:35 pm

      I used to love doing these when I was younger. Great way of gathering ideas and I find really theraputic as well X #stayclassymama

      • Noleen Miller
        November 6, 2018 / 9:19 am

        It truly is therapeutic as it was not just creating the board but with it we meditated and shared our hopes and fears #stayclassymama

    7. November 3, 2018 / 2:43 pm

      I love your vision board! What a fab way to get motivated and achieve your dreams! Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

      • Noleen Miller
        November 6, 2018 / 9:18 am

        Thank you #TriumphantTales

    8. November 4, 2018 / 1:26 pm

      Visualising things like this can certainly be powerful. I’m not great at setting goals for myself… should probably give this a try! X #GlobalBlogging

      • Noleen Miller
        November 6, 2018 / 9:17 am

        It is a very powerful tool especially if you look at it every day. Please create your vision board – you will surely feel inspired #globalblogging

    9. November 4, 2018 / 11:16 pm

      It looks really inspiring and a great way to focus on what you want in life and how to go about achieving it. Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

      • Noleen Miller
        November 6, 2018 / 9:17 am

        Thank you – it truly is #stayclassymama

    10. November 4, 2018 / 11:22 pm

      You have inspired me to create a vision board! I’m thinking it could really help me narrow down some paths so I don’t feel frantic. #GlobalBlogging If it’s not too much bother, would you mind changing the badge for our linkup to the new one? We want to make sure people can find the current hosts and join in. Thank you!

      • November 5, 2018 / 2:50 pm

        I’m swinging back in with #DreamTeam

      • Noleen Miller
        November 6, 2018 / 9:16 am

        Oh thank you – I’m glad my board was an inspiration for you to want to start one too. Badge changed #globalblogging

    11. November 4, 2018 / 11:54 pm

      I love the idea of a vision board, I’ve been meaning to make one but still haven’t got round to it yet. I think this will be something I set up to start the new year with. Thanks for sharing and linking up #twinklytuesday

      • Noleen Miller
        November 6, 2018 / 9:14 am

        Please do start a vision board – you will surely feel inspired. Thank you for the feature blogger nomination – I appreciate it #twinklytuesday

    12. November 9, 2018 / 2:07 am

      I have recently started doing art, something I have always wanted to do, yet always had that voice saying don’t be ridiculous you have no skill at art, but I reacted to what you were saying about it not being a mindless exercise, in fact creating a vision board, or working on an art piece may feel like playing, but it is so very mindful, well done!

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