I’m assuming that since you’re here, you’ve probably heard of vision boards.
But have you ever made an effective vision board yourself?
Maybe you’ve tried before, but you never really saw any results from your vision board. That might be because you didn’t set it up right or because you were expecting too much from it.
To really understand how to create an effective vision board that will work for you, let’s start with the basics.
What is a Vision Board?
A vision board is essentially a large poster that you construct to help you achieve your goals. It contains pictures that represent your goals and the steps necessary to achieve those goals.
For example, if you dream of climbing Mount Everest, you might include photos of the mountain, your hiking boots, Sherpa, and famous mountain climbers.
The idea is that interacting with these images daily will manifest opportunities to create these results into your life.
Much like surrounding yourself with people who share the same goals and ambitions, constantly reminding yourself of your goals will make you more likely to work towards them.
The Benefits of Using Vision Boards
Even if you’re not into the Law of Attraction or believe in manifestation, a vision board can be really useful.
Think about what a vision board does for you:
- It forces you to decide on your goals.
- It requires you to review your goals daily.
- It helps you recognize opportunities that push you towards your goals.
A vision board is also not a work of magic. You won’t reap the benefits without making effort on your part. You have to take action on the opportunities that you manifest.
All of these benefits are necessary parts of any goal setting strategy, which makes creating a vision board a fun, creative way to organize and plan your goals.
Tips for Making an Effective Vision Board
Decide what you want to be, do, and have
This is one of the primary reasons that vision boards can be so effective. They require you to think about what you want and to make a few choices.
You might need to spend a day or two working on this. Think about what you want for your life. Remember that you can’t have everything, so think carefully and choose the things and experiences that are most important to you.
Be bold. If your vision board doesn’t inspire you, it won’t be effective.
Find images that represent those things
You can look online or in magazines. What’s important is that you have the same feeling when you look at the photo as you do when you think about that thing. The sensations should match.
Arrange your vision board in a way that pleases you
You can be orderly or use more of a collage style. Each objective can have its own board, or everything can be combined on a single board. There are no rules. Follow your instincts and allow your creativity to flow.
Hang your vision board where you’ll see it frequently
A vision board sitting in the closet isn’t of much use. Consider your daily activities and put your vision board where you’ll see it most frequently.
Take a photo of your vision board
Use your phone and take a photo. That way, you’ll have it wherever you go. You can always pull out your phone and view your board.
Start and end your day with your vision board
At the very least, take a long look at your vision board when you first wake up and when you go to bed. You might need to rely on a photo if your vision board isn’t in your home.
Use a process to view your vision board
Think about each goal you have and look at the photos that represent those goals. Allow yourself to feel excited about achieving that goal. Feel yourself on top of the mountain, losing 50 pounds, or driving that BMW.
Go through each item on your vision board and experience success in your mind.
Vision boards don’t work overnight, but they do work. They remind you of your goals and keep them at the forefront of your mind. They allow you to experience positive feelings with regards to achieving your goals. Keep at it.
Avoid the belief that your dream car will suddenly appear in your garage one morning. You still have the responsibility to take action. Using your vision board will allow you to notice more opportunities. Take full advantage of them!
Start Your Vision Board Today
Making a vision board is lots of fun and is a more powerful tool that you may think. Create your first vision board today (or make plans to create it within the next week!) and remember to use it daily. Stick it in a place where you can easily view it in the morning and at night.
Download our free Vision Board Starter Kit to get you started off on the right foot.
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