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Focus Your Fit Intentions By Making a Dream Board

Today’s post with tips for making a dream board that’ll help you reach your fit goals is written by core performance guru, Linda LaRue. 

Recently, I had dinner with one of my BFFs Stacy Small. We were both discussing our businesses and what we’ve been doing to market ourselves. Stacy mentioned that every December for the past few years, she’s been making a vision board. She said her vision board really helped her define, focus and successfully achieve her goals. (Did you know that even Oprah makes a dream board?) I like the dream-board concept because you have words and pictures, thereby creating more sensory stimulation and focused visualization.

A dream board is a collage of images, pictures and written affirmations of the intentions and desires you wish to achieve. It helps you through visualization, thus activating the Universal Law of Attraction, or “likes attract like.” This means that the more you focus and think about something, the more likely it is to materialize and happen in your life. While mine has focused on business goals in the past, just think of what they can do for your personal, health and weight-loss goals. The sky is the limit! Here are six tips for making a dream board that’ll help you to reach your fit goals!


6 Tips for Making a Dream Board

1. Hone in on your goals. Take a couple days to percolate and meditate in a quiet place about what personal and professional goals you’d like to manifest and successfully achieve in the New Year. I usually choose no more than three to four as this keeps me focused and not overwhelmed. Before I go to bed at night, I also ask myself what are my goals?

2. Gather your supplies. After you are clear about your goals, you’ll need a few things, including a poster board, a glue stick, pictures from old magazines (use your old ones, get them from friends, hair salons and doctor’s offices), photographs and/or printed from the internet.

3. Find what speaks to you. Go through the images and begin to cut out photos, words and phrases that intuitively resonate with you and your new goals. Then, lay them out on the board — but do not glue them yet. Leave a space in the middle to place a favorite photo of yourself. (If you have gained weight, and one of your goals is weight-loss, post a photo of yourself when you were at your ideal, comfortable weight.)

4. Be specific. Try to be specific about the photos and words you select. For example, if you want to make more money in your job, use green dollar signs around your job picture. If you want a new car, place a photo of the car in the color you want. If you want to complete a race, find pictures of that specific race.

5. Get to gluing! When you feel comfortable with the photos and words, glue them to your board. Almost done!

6. Look at it daily. Hang your new dream board in a place where you can see it often. You don’t have to stare at it every day by any means, but at least glance at it one or two times a day so that your goals are always top-of-mind!

I hope you have fun while getting clear about your intentions and goals this year — especially losing weight and getting fit! —Linda LaRue

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  1. RedPanda says:

    I’m all about visualising success and personal affirmations and mantras, but am I the only one who thinks vision boards are more than a little childish?

    I finished fooling around with glue sticks, poster boards and cutting pictures out of magazines when I was in kindergarten!

  2. Pogobear says:

    I didn’t find this childish at all, we are always a kid at heart! 20 of my co-workers and I are doing a 90 day challenge.. and we just got together and did this exercise and we all found this to be helpful in our journey. I just wanted to say thanks again for posting this sight.. I board has help me become more motivational and inspired me to just do it… and stop with the excuses! I would encourage everyone to do this no matter what goals they have in their lives… it infidelity is a reality check, was for me. thanks again!

  3. Deb E. says:

    I do a good job gathering the items that speak to me and mostly getting them organized in one area, but then actually making the board is a different story. This is good motivation for me. I’m getting rid of some clutter in the new year, so it’s also a timely activity for me.

  4. Jodi says:

    I started a vision board on NYE but got too tired to finish it – this was the motivation/reminder I needed! Thank you!

  5. I love this idea!!!! I actually make a vision board in Pinterest which I find super helpful, but I like that this is hands on and makes it really special/stick in your mind. Hello turning intention into action!

    Happy Wednesday 🙂
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  6. Love vision boards! One thing I like to have my clients do is go to Google images and type in a goal like “healthy woman”. Then I ask them to cut and paste anything that catches their eye – no analyzing! If it catches your attention, copy and paste it.
    Then leave it for an hour.
    Come back and look for themes in your images.
    Often this has a way of showing us what we REALLY want because the right brain (the emotional brain) communicates in feelings and images rather than words.
    Great stuff, thanks!

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