I created a vision board for inspiration in my ongoing efforts to improve my obsessive-compulsive disorder.
I got the idea from Lisa at Two Bears Farm. She created a wonderful board when she was trying to get back into shape after the birth of her twins.
I already had some corkboards, so I used one of them. I covered it with scrap paper and then began taping up words and photos that inspire me.
I didn’t allow myself to be a perfectionist about it. There are uneven edges to the design.
I included photos of my husband and cats and photos representing things that I want to do with my time instead of spending it on obsessions and compulsions.
I also included copies of my fear hierarchies so I can see at a glance what I intend to tackle.
I set it up in the bedroom and look at it mostly in the morning as I’m getting ready for my day. I like having a visual reminder of what I’m working on.
However, I have discovered that the more I look at it, the more it tends to fade into the background—kind of like the chair that’s always there that you don’t notice anymore.
So I will need to add and change things as I go along, to keep it fresh.
What I have is a board to remind me that I’m on a journey to win over OCD, to live with it on my terms.
Have you ever made something like a vision board? Do you have any suggestions on how to make it more effective?