The Power of Vision Boards for Sobriety

by Axton Park
"What the mind can conceive, it can achieve."
- Napoleon Hill

I know first hand that the path to sobriety can be extremely challenging. It takes courage, perseverance, and a strong support system.

One thing I used to help me quit drinking and embrace sobriety was a vision board.

I still use one today!

Vision boards are visual representations of your goals, dreams, and aspirations.

When you create a vision board based on your sobriety goals, it slowly, (but surely), reprograms your mind to live the life of sobriety that you desire.

Creating Your Vision Board

Start by getting materials together like magazines, pictures from the internet, scissors, glue, push pins, poster board or even a cork board, (like I use).

Close your eyes and begin to visualize what changes in your life you want to make when you’re sober.

Think of the material possessions, relationships, financial and health goals you wish to manifest into your life.

Find or print these goals along with words, trinkets or whatever inspires you, and place them on your vision board, making sure they’re secure.

Visualize Your Future Self

Next, hang or place it somewhere where you’ll constantly see it.

Make sure every day to look at it and “feel” the things as if you’re already the person it takes to achieve these things.

Start in your mind and on paper to make a plan to make these things your reality.

Imagine what it will take to become this person. See it, feel it, envision it, and embody it!

Create affirmations, rhymes and jingles you can sing and hum like your favorite songs.

I have a Million Subscribers YouTube Play Button on my vision board, as that is a goal that I’m cultivating every day.

The jingle I sing on a regular basis is, “I have a million subscribers on YouTube, ’cause I put my viewers, in a good mood.” (Well, it rhymes when I say it anyway!)

Singing this jingle as I look at the million viewer play button energizes me to make videos for my viewers that help support them in their sobriety journey.

By consistently visualizing your success, you can stay motivated and inspired to continue on your path of sobriety, and unleash your potential.

 

Set Your Intentions and Take Action

Also note that it’s not just about visualizing. If vision boards are to work, they will inspire you to take action as well, not just visualize.

Your vision board should guide your daily decisions and actions.

Remember to set small goals at first to gain momentum and celebrate every success, big or small. You’ve earned it!

Also, did you ever hear the expression, “You will become the average of the five most prominent people in your life.”?

Make sure to surround yourself with people who you admire and are like-minded.

Birds of a feather, flock together. Drunks hang with drunks. Successful people hang with successful people.

If you combine visualization with action, and surround yourself with positive, proactive, sober people, you will become positive, proactive and sober!

Embracing the Process

Remember that the journey to sobriety is a process, not a destination.

There will be ups and downs, setbacks, and victories along the way.

Embrace the process with compassion and self-love, knowing each step forward is a step towards healing and growth.

Use your vision board as a tool to stay focused on your goals and remind yourself of the life you are working towards.

With dedication, perseverance, and the power of visualization, you can harness the power of vision boards for sobriety and create a life filled with health, happiness, and fulfillment.