Are you struggling to reach your goals and dreams? Try using a vision board to help speed up the process.
It’s no secret that vision boards have helped many people in the past and even still today.
It’s one of the reasons why people succeed and stay on track consistently.
Here you’ll learn what exactly what a vision board is and how you can start creating yours today in order to help you get closer to your goals and dreams.
What Is A Vision Board?
A vision board is a collage of pictures and words put together on a board of any sort; intended to be used as a tool for visualizing your goals and dreams.
The board itself doesn’t have to to be fancy or expensive and it’s pretty much your preference. It can be a good old poster board or even a cork board if you want to use pins.
When it comes to the pictures and words that go on it, having a good mix of both is what works best. The pictures represent your dreams and desires in life, e.g. this can be a house, places to travel, love, a good career, a healthy physique, etc…
The words that go on the board represent affirmations for self growth and reaching your goals, e.g. “I am strong and confident”, “I am loving and kind”, “I am worthy of wealth”, “I am forgiving”, “I am loved”, “I am brave”, etc…
The main idea here is to gather together your thoughts for a clear vision of what you want in life.
How To Create Your Own
The most important step in creating a vision board is knowing the reason “why?” you’re creating one in the first place. This is what determines how effective it’ll be, once it’s put together.
If you have a strong reason why, then your goals and dreams will become much more meaningful. That’s because now there’ll be emotion and a strong feeling behind them, e.g. “I need a house for my family because I don’t want them homeless out in the street”.
Now when it comes to materials needed, you’ll just need these simple items:
- A poster board
- A magazine of your liking for pictures
- Glue or tape
- A marker
Once you have these you can start cutting out pictures from your magazine and taping them on your board. I prefer tape because it’s easier to remove in case changes need to be made.
If you can’t find a good magazine, another option is to just search for pictures online and print them out.
Try to post the most important pictures at first in the center and be sure to leave spaces in between for affirmations that you may want to write in.
The affirmations can be either long or short. They just need to be clear, positive and in the present tense if possible. Try adding in “I am” before your positive words for a stronger effect.
Update you vision board as you set new goals or ideas and make sure to give it your own personal touch and feel to it 🙂
Examples Of Vision Boards
Here are some already made vision boards for inspiration and ideas:
Visualize Your Goals And Dreams Everyday
Now that you’ve created your very own vision board, it’s time to put it up on your wall or a good place where you can easily see it everyday.
I like to put mine in my bedroom, right next to my nightstand. I like it there because it’s one of the first things that I see when I wake up in the morning and when I go to sleep at night.
Try to spend at least a good five to ten minutes every time you look at your vision board. When doing so, take a couple deep breaths, read your affirmations out loud and visualize yourself inside your pictures.
Close your eyes and try to see yourself from a third person point of view. Keep taking deep breaths and imagine what the environment feels like, e.g. is there a certain smell you like? Is it hot, cold or just right?
Every time you try using your senses when visualizing, your visions become much more powerful. Doing this will allow your brain know exactly what you want in life and you’ll naturally start working towards achieving it.
Remember that a vision board is a collage of pictures and words put together on a board of any sort; intended to be used as a tool for visualizing your goals and dreams.
Having a reason “why?” when creating your personal vision board will make much more meaningful and effective. Also, a good combination of positive affirmations along with pictures of your goals and dreams works best.
It’s important to post your vision board where you can easily see it every morning when waking up and every night before sleep.
Take at least five to ten minutes to read you affirmations and visualize yourself living your dreams in a third person point of view. Make sure to take deep breaths and try adding in your senses when visualizing for a stronger effect.
Have some patience, practice visualizing consistently, work towards achieving your dreams and trust that they’re coming your way.