Everyone has their own preference of what works for them. For me, I have found that creating or having your own Manifesto is more specific and it serves as a foundation on how to live and build your life. As described in the first chapter of my book #PerfectlyImperfect, a manifesto can be used to help you start and end your day by focusing on what matters, whatever that may be for you. It will help keep you aligned with your priorities and values even when going through times of stress. I truly believe that WORDS AND IMAGES are everything! Build your environment with words, phrases, and images that will fuel you and be an inspiration for you to live your purpose more fully.

I used to have a vision board with picturesand words cut out from magazines pasted on my wall but I felt like it was all over the place and it made my apartment look messy. I currently have my manifesto hanging next to a white board with a list of all my goals for this year and I love it! I also have my favorite quotes written down on flashcards sitting throughout the apartment, car, and work. These are quotes that I switch up depending on what’s going on in my life or if I’m reading a book that has a quote that speaks to me I write it down and put it somewhere where I’ll see it. My boyfriend says it’s like I’m writing little notes to myself which he enjoys reading too!

With the ups and downs of life, it’s been crucial for me to stay focused on what’s important. It’s inevitable that life will happen but like all of you, I too have to work daily at this staying positive thing. I can’t promise that creating your own vision environment will keep you happy and positive all the time but what I can tell you is that it will help; it will help bring a smile to your face and uplift your mood when you’re feeling down. If there is something you do or have up to keep you positive and focused on your goals, please feel free to share!

“The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating.”
— Eric Micha’el Leventhal
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