Many years ago, during my Nutritional Therapy training, I learned about using a vision board to help fuel my goals for my business and practice. It was one of those, “Oh Yes!” I am SO going to do these moments, where I just knew that it would be a powerful project to utilize.
Fast forward four years, and I finally got around to creating one. Today, I want to share more with you on the ‘how,’ but first, I need to share the immediate benefits I saw shortly after I created my first board.
As I added things to my board, I started to get happier than I had been in a while. My focus became clearer and I became more proactive about my life in general because I had a grand vision to actually look at and forward to. Knowing what I wanted and what made me happy, fueled me daily to take BIG action and not waste time.
Within six weeks, I started to see things on my board appear or happen in my life. I focused a few minutes several mornings a week on going over my board and revisiting each thing I added to it and why. Each time, I got more excited and more devoted causing me to not waste time in my day-to-day activities.
I’ve now added numerous items to the board as I have been able to check off a large portion of the board. It’s so empowering to give wings to my vision, and I hope you will try it out too.
What is a Vision Board?
If you’re familiar with the Law of Attraction, you know that “like attracts like.” Basically, what we think about will come about. Whether you’re aware of your thoughts or not, you are attracting every negative and positive thing into your life by how you are thinking and feeling. So if you feel like your life is not going well – you hate your job, you’re in the wrong relationship, you lead a boring life, etc. – then you will keep attracting those types of people, circumstances, and things. You will need to change how you think if you want to improve your life and get out of a rut.
One of the best ways to manifest what you really want in your life is to create a vision board. This is a visualizing tool that you can use daily to shift your mindset and focus your intentions for each day. It’s very powerful because “your brain responds strongly to visual stimulation, which will strengthen and stimulate your emotions, which are the vibrational energy that activates the Law of Attraction.”
These boards usually consist of a poster, foam, or cork board and cut-outs of pictures, drawings, and phrases of things that you want in your life, or things that you want to manifest. With technology these days, if you’re not a crafty person, you can do it digitally via Pinterest. It’s a lot easier and faster to make your board(s) through this platform.
Why Make a Vision Board?
First, you need to get really clear and honest with yourself to figure out who you want to become, what you want to have in your life, where you want to live, what you do want to do with your life, etc.
Then, you need to surround yourself with images of those things. Choose pictures, images, and phrases that make you feel empowered about your life, increase your joy and happiness when you think about them, give you confidence and make you feel really good.
The idea of a vision board is to get you into the habit of visualizing this “dream life” every day until you manifest it in reality. You can take a few minutes at the beginning of the day or at the end before you go to bed, stare at your board, then close your eyes, and see yourself having the life you want – working at that dream job, being in that special relationship, being active, living in that dream home, etc.
Visualize every detail and really feel it – this is key. You can daydream and visualize all you want but you won’t manifest anything until you feel good about those things and allow those strong, positive emotions to take over your whole body. Feel grateful for everything that you already have and those things, people, and circumstances that are already on their way and coming to you. Believe it is already yours. Feel yourself in that future you designed.
How to Create Your Own Vision Board
You can decide whether you want to make your vision board digitally (I did mine as a Pinterest board) or if you want to get crafty.
If you go the physical board route, you’ll need:
- A board as big as you like (poster, cardboard, foam, cork, etc.)
- Glue or Tacks
- An assortment of magazines or print-outs from websites
Now is the fun part! Cut out images and phrases in any shape or form of things you want in your future. Then position them around the board to your liking. This is your masterpiece, so get creative with it! When you’re done, hang it somewhere you can view it every day.
If you create boards on Pinterest, be sure to go to your boards every day. Set an alarm or reminder on your phone to spend a few minutes a day visualizing what is on those boards in your life.
Here are some ideas of what you can put on your vision board:
- Your dream home
- Your dream vehicle
- Your perfect mate
- Your dream body
- Places you want to travel to
- Professional goals
- Luxury items you want
- Activities you want to do
- Pictures of family and friends
- Inspirational quotes
How about you? Have you ever created a vision board? What results came from it – would love to hear more in the comments!
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