You feel like you have the knowledge and tools to make your life living with chronic pain easier and more enjoyable. But do you inspire yourself to commit to integrating them into your everyday life? Setting pain management and wellness goals with a creative vision board may be just what you need!
Some of the most successful public personalities have praised vision boards, including Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey. You too can use a vision board to help you achieve your goals, including your pain management and wellness goals.
In this guide, we’ve got a step-by-step look at how to begin creating one today.
What is a vision board?
Vision boards are tools that help you see your set goals and inspire you to actualize them. They typically have images and phrases that help you hone in on your aspirations.
You can use your vision board to help you:
- clarify your vision for what you want to do, be, have or achieve
- reinforce ideas or affirmations so you are able to achieve your vision
- remember your intentions daily
What is a pain management and wellness vision board?
Vision boards can be focused on anything you want to achieve. Pain management and wellness vision boards can be useful for people who live with chronic pain or chronic illness and believe that there is a way to live a full, healthy life. They are driven by the belief that you can achieve your goals directly related to pain management.
But there’s more to it than that. They can also help you actualize the goals that chronic pain may make difficult for you to achieve.
How and why do vision boards work?
If you are a bit of a cynic, you might wonder if spending your time working on a vision board is worth it. Does it really help you reach your goals? Karson McGinley, a life coach for the Chopra Center, refers to the law of attraction as the powerful center of the vision board. The law of attraction is based on the idea that you will bring into your life whatever you focus your energy and attention on.
In fact, the use of vision boards has been so effective that counselors and educators have proposed it as a therapeutic method for allowing patients and clients to help set and visualize their goals.
In other words, the process of articulating your vision also allows people to understand what it is they want out of life, regardless of their current circumstances. Once you own your vision and develop a passion for it, you will work relentlessly to achieving it.
In the world of wellness, especially when you are suffering from chronic pain, passion is often driven by the desire to live a pain-free life. Days where your condition no longer impedes you from spending time with children or grandchildren, going outside or pursuing your dream career are often primary goals.
Envisioning that living the life you choose to live is a possibility is often the most difficult part. Once you come to believe in the possibility and are armed with the knowledge and tools to get there, you can take steps towards making it a reality.