Recently, Fi asked me a question that I’d like to share with you – what if we take on a better vision for ourselves?

A valuable place to begin is with – what’s our vision for ourselves and for our future

Now, when we say ‘vision’, it’s interesting to realise what can happen for many of us.

More often than not, we think in pictures. Let me give an example – what do you think of when I say, Marilyn Monroe? Well, I imagine you’re thinking of a blonde-haired woman, in a white dress, standing on an air vent.

Notice that your first thought most likely wasn’t M-a-r-i-l-y-n. The image of her is actually what comes to mind. 

Now what we don’t always realise is that we can use an intentional vision to shape and imagine our future.

Because a vision is a mission statement and framework about what we want to accomplish in our lives1

It can be personal or professional. It can be about relationships or career changes. Any important life decision.

It’s by planning our goals that we can create our dreams. It’s one of the most important things we can do. 

One thing that we do to create the vision and keep it in front of us is vision boarding. We literally put magazines, scissors, and a big piece of cardboard on the living room floor. Next we cut out pictures of what we want and stick them on the vision board. 

What’s fascinating is that vision boards often have an uncanny degree of accuracy. I even had a mentor who once put a house on a vision board and later, many years and other houses later, he discovered he was living in the very house he’d initially envisioned! 

When it comes down to it, identifying our vision is powerful stuff, and I’m interested in hearing your thoughts. Is this an area you’ve had experience before, and if yes, what success have you experienced? 

As you consider your goals, I invite you to see what clarifying your vision might create for you. 

Until this week’s #AliveWithFi, ciao for now 🙂

1Asking and answering what we see as our vision for our future is powerful: “creating a sacred space that displays what you want actually does bring it to life. What we focus on expands. [… Because] visualisation is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do.” It’s for this reason that imagining what we really want is the first step toward achieving it (creating a vision board can be a handy tool with this process).

“The Reason Vision Boards Work and How to Make One”

E. Rider, (2015).

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.

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