See this link for basics on vision boards and the law of attraction. Be sure to follow it up with this link about keeping your action plan for these visions realistic and attainable. The super-mega acronym floating around this year has been SMART even though this concept has been around a while. I like vision/action boards that include metrics to pragmatically reach your goals or at least the intention of those.
For our party I tossed out some themes I got from my local Black Girls Run group when they talked about doing their boards. I posted them on a wall for party attendees to ponder.
Personally I choose to do my boards in threes and divide the boards into themes. This year my three themes are Physical (regarding my body and physical space at home), Professional, and Accountability which is a hyper-focus of areas I want to work on that includes financial, relationships, and spiritual being.
After all kinds of reflection in December this is how my themes and areas of focus under sub-headings came out for me. I have been casually going though magazines since late December and yesterday to find images and words that aligned with these categories. The following images are from the construction of my “PHYSICAL” board which includes my body and home space.
My professional and accountability boards are more hand-written with affirmations and specific-goal setting but are also done. One of the big reasons I love doing manila folders is so they can be displayed for you to continually see but also fold up neatly with a paper clip if others you do not want to share with enter your space or if you want your professional one with you at work but it will be unprofessional to display. Here are my three finished boards for 2013.
For me this is a very mindful exercise that is a long process including meditation and reflection with the intention to live via right action as best as I can envision it for my immediate future. You do not need to ponder and plan for a month. You can do this in an afternoon with a couple of magazines and a cup of tea. My husband just goes for images then pulls them together to write out his vision then paste.
Find what system works best for you if you choose to do this. Just get a board put together if you choose to act. As always let me know if I can offer any support or advice.