A vision board is a collection of images found and clipped from magazines, the internet, or drawings that represent what you want or would like to manifest and have in your life. Sometimes it includes all three types of images. The images are pasted onto a poster board and hung on a wall to help with daily visualization of possessing the items in those images. A recent online seminar revealed a commonly overlooked feature of vision boards that often leads to dissatisfaction: pairing the images down to only one per nine focal areas.
What are the Nine Focus Areas?
The nine focal areas, which should be presented on a vision board from left to right starting in the upper left corner are:Read more
The challenge from 100happydays.com is simple: post a picture of something that makes you happy each day for 100 days in a row. The pictures do not have to be posted publicly. A key to remember during this challenge is that it’s for you, personally, not to please others.
Why I Participated
I wanted to find out for myself if I could do it, for one. I also wanted to challenge myself to find something that made me, individually, happy everyday after struggling with a few heavy depression episodes over the last two years following a disastrously messy breakup.
This was an eye-opening challenge for me. I rediscovered pieces of myself that I’d hidden away due to fear. I reminded myself of things I have that I need to remember to be grateful for and appreciate more. I learned of new opportunities and experiences to look forward to in the coming years. The biggest lesson I learned, though, and the lesson I hope everyone learns when taking up this challenge is learning to love yourself. Because how can you possibly expect to love others, entirely, if you don’t know how to love yourself first?