Originally Posted by Andrew Gubb
Not sure if this counts but I've just written this into my journal:
I'd like to get a board and pin these up, maybe as images or as short and poignant phrases.
Can anyone do an artist's impression of me with a six pack and 1 cm less fat on my body?
Yes, Andrew your idea counts! Very cool! You could easily clip a photo of you and superimpose it on another person's body that helps you visualize your six pack and 1 cm less body fat. It is done all the time. Many programs do that, Adobe Photoshop, for example comes to mind, for one, but there are probably dozens of free download programs. Check out the Internet for that. That's a great idea! Your vision board will be very realistic. Having photos of yourself on your vision board is helpful because you want to be able to picture
yourself in the scenes depicted! So your idea of superimposing your "now" image into your "future" image goes the extra mile.
I am depicted on my vision board, but I am not superimposed in the other photos. Nevertheless, just being depicted on
the vision works well. Having my smiling picture adjacent
to the picturesque photos above recounted allows me to "slide myself over" a bit in my mind--that is to say, I can look at my center picture of me smiling, and then superimpose that picture, say, to the exquisite watch that displays 3 inches to the right of my image. For example, I visualize that my smile in the photo is because I am cherishing such a perfect watch that I am wearing. I use the same "slide-myself-over" approach to all the other pictures. For example, I am smiling in the photo because: I'm driving the Ascari A10 car; wearing the Louis Moinet Watch; Sunning on my own private island that I bought, that is shaped like a heart in the middle of the sea; sipping coffee in my beach house looking at the sunrise; pulling my yacht out of the harbor for a week-long cruise; and scuba diving and seeing an amazing array of tropical fish around an awe-inspiring coral reef! So you are definitely on to something in wanting to post your head shot on the body you want, for visualization purposes!
With respect to how I have arranged photos on my vision board, in addition to having the photos above posted (cars, watches, islands, homes, yachts, and tropical reefs), my vision board has three groups of photos of my family: (1) on the top left I have a series of 3 small photos: (a) me smiling; (b) my gorgeous 8-month-old son, in his Halloween costume; and (c) my stunning wife, smiling; (2) on the top right, I have a picture of my son when he was less than a day old in the hospital. He looks angelic and serene; and (3) in the center of my vision board is a larger picture of me smiling. (Remember, it's an electronic, on-screen vision board made in Microsoft Access, as an electronic "form" for day-to-day tracking purposes. So I have tremendous flexibility in what I can put up, have change on a daily basis, and swap out when I want. Plus the pictures are "illuminated" in the sense that the computer screen is lighted.)
You may want to create your vision board electronically, too--in whatever software program you want (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, etc.). Keep us posted on the progress of your awesome vision board, Andrew! That is what this thread is about!