I love journaling. It gets out what’s in my head rather than letting it sit there for me to dwell on. When I feel an emotion, I write about it. It helps me uncover why I may be feeling that emotion and really dig deep as to what it may mean in my life. Following exercise or meditation is my favorite time to journal. What I’m thinking and feeling just streams out. I’m usually in the flow, as we at Glow Flow Chefs, like to call it.
I also love vision boards. I have for many years. I truly believe they work to make what you want come into your life.
So, at the start of this year, knowing I wanted to create a vision board for the year, I decided a vision journal would be the perfect fit. I’d get so excited to journal knowing it would be in a book that was making my dreams come true. It has, in fact, made my journaling much more exciting!
A month or so ago, I hosted a vision journal session at my flat. It was a part of our monthly book club. For book club, we read the book, Rising Strong by Brene Brown, an inspiring book about facing your fears and being vulnerable regardless how uncomfortable it feels. After reading this book, I thought creating vision journals would be a great fit for getting all of us in the mode for a positive, powerful year to come. Plus, I wanted to introduce my friends to the concept of vision boards/journals. Again, because I firmly believe they work!
Here’s the idea around it:
When you put your visions/desires/hopes out into the world, and you vibrate the emotions of wanting those desires, the world works to give you what you want. The universe starts putting things into alignment to bring you what you desire. The only catch — that people sometimes struggle with — is, you must feel in alignment with your desires. You must genuinely believe that you can bring into your life what you want and even envision currently that you already have what you want.
Here’s an example:
Say you want a new car. Let’s say a brand new, white mercedes SUV with tan leather interior. You must envision yourself driving that new, fabulous car. Picture yourself behind the wheel of the car. Hold the steering wheel and feel how powerful and happy you feel behind the wheel. Smell the new car smell. Admire the beautiful tan leather and luxury amenities. Feel how smooth the car drives. Literally, play in your mind a movie of you being in and driving the car.
Exercises like this are what inform the universe that your emotions/vibrations are aligned with what you desire. Having a vision board or journal makes it more likely that you’ll envision your desires. You’ll be reminded of what you want when you see the images, and hopefully you’ll begin to imagine yourself having what you want.
Here’s what you need to create your own vision journal:
- A journal you don’t mind gluing images on the front and back of
- Cutouts of images and words, accessories, even drawings of what you want (magazine cutouts, images from the web, photos printed out, fabrics, drawings, etc.)
- Glue. Any glue will work. I used spray mount adhesive glue.
- Gloss medium or transparent or white acrylic paint to coat your images once they are glued on. You will paint this on top of the images.
- A pair of scissors, a paint brushes and a paint palette.
If you don’t have time to create a vision journal, we have another exercise that you can participate in today. Download our Get What You Want Guide and Exercise. This is another activity that can start bringing into your life what you want.
Email us or comment below if you have questions about creating your own vision journal. We look forward to hearing about the dreams you start manifesting into your life!
Glow & Flow,