|Posted by s.espinola on July 12, 2012 at 11:55 AM|
To get a visual of your life's path and to stay focused, consider a low-tech Pinterest-type approach—pinning to a bulletin board pictures of what you want your life to look like over time. Actually, this has long been called a visioning board, which when placed in a location where you might see it every day, can affirm and focus your course.
A few years ago, I had my nieces over to my house to create their individual visioning boards. It was very insightful for me to see what their interests were at the time. We sectioned the boards off into several areas, appropriate for their ages: (1) family/friends, (2) education/vocation, (3) hobbies/volunteer work, (4) health and well-being. They were asked to paste magazine pictures to the various sections that would portray what they wanted for their lives.
They were very drawn into the exercise and my youngest niece, who may have been nine at the time, according to her parents, pulled out her visioning board the next morning to work on it. I’m hoping it’s a start for helping them focus on their future and decide early what they want for their lives.
See this YouTube video about vision boards. In the video it mentions that DaVinci and Disney both had vision boards. The video is mostly a promotion about "The Vision Board" book by author Joyce Schwarz, which I’ve ordered a used copy of from Amazon.com. I’ll share any worthwhile insights here once I receive it and read it.
Why not try vision boarding? You’ll likely find it as addicting as Pinterest. However, I encourage you to establish a balance between the material, intellectual and spiritual. But, do what works for you. The above were just some ideas to get your creative juices flowing if you haven’t already designed your life's path.
Feel free to comment here on your visioning experiences.