What is a Vision Board?
You may have heard of vision boards in association with manifestation or the law of attraction and as the name implies… it is a visualization tool. I’ve made vision boards my entire life. I am always goal setting but I’m also very visual and creating a physical board helps me see all my ideas, hopes, dreams and desires. I know all of this can sound a bit cliche but I really believe that my vision boards have helped me reach goals and create my dream life. For anyone who has not created a vision board, I thought I would walk you through 6 simple steps to create a vision board.
So, what goes on a vision board? Anything and everything… your hopes, dreams, and wishes but just because you make a board does not mean it all magically appears. Vision boards work on a much deeper level. Once you follow the steps below and create you board, you start to see and visualize your ideal life and future daily. You dreams become goals and then you can begin to WORK towards them!
I like to put my vision board somewhere I see it daily and multiple times per day. Seeing your goals in front of you everyday is powerful. I have found so much success through my boards and find it an essential tool in my life.
Creating Your Vision Board
- Envision what you want your best self and dream life to look and feel like. Look for areas in your life you want to improve both short term (the next 6-12 months) and long term. Topics to consider: health, finances, love, family, career, travel, spirituality, personal/lifestyle.With my own vision board, I tried to focus on emotions and feelings and not just tangible objects. For example, you can have a picture of your dream house, a walk in closet, and a huge kitchen, but what is the feeling you want that to achieve? I like focus on the emotional side such as the feeling I want to feel in that house. A sense of calmness, love, warmth, peace, a great place to raise my kids and make wonderful memories.
- Choose images and material that represent those things you want to bring into your life. You can cut images out of magazine, use Pinterest or search engines or even draw or create your own images.
- Prepare Your Vision Board. You can create a digital or physical vision board. If doing a physical vision board, you will need a poster board, canvas, bulletin board or something to attach your images to. Once you have that, cover your vision board with larger background images then put smaller images, words/phrases/quotes on top.
I personally laid my images out then took a picture of how I had it designed before I attached the images.
- Make It Pretty. Add any embellishments and fill in every space to make it extra pretty, positive, and fun to look at.
- Hang it somewhere you see all the time. You want to look at your vision board everyday (if not multiple times a day) to help remind yourself of your goals and what you are working towards. Ever heard the saying “make your vision a reality”. 😉
PRO TIP: you can also take a picture and make it your screensaver on your phone so you see it constantly!
- Visualize and your Goals + Dream Life. When you look at your vision board, visualize as vividly as possible the things you added to your board. Think positive thoughts and even speak out loud these things into existence.
What You’ll Need to Create Your Board:
- Canvas/Sturdy Poster Board or Bulletin Board
Questions to Reflect/Ask Yourself While Creating Your Vision Board
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- What is most important to you in life?
- What would you change in the world?
- Who do you want to be? What kind of person?
- Where do you want to be in life?
- What would you do if you had 1 year left to live?
- What makes you feel most proud?
- What experiences do you want to have?
- What do you love about life?
- What do you think the meaning of life is?
- What makes you feel most alive?
- What do you want to still do/see in the world?
- What do you want to achieve 1 year from now? 5 years from now? 10 years from now?
- What would you doing if you had no restrictions?
- What opportunities are you looking for?
- What do you fear most in life? How can you overcome that?
- What is success to you? What does it look like?
- What will you have to give up in order to make room for your goals?
- What bad habits do you want to break?
- What new habits do you want to develop?
Here are just a few things on my vision board…
Relationship: I have a picture of a family (if I’m being honest it is a family of 5). They’re running on a beach, holding hands and I can just feel the family love and bond.
Health: I have images of physical and mental health
Finances: I have certain numbers on my board of not only income but also savings and investments.
Career: I actually have a 3rd business on my vision board 😉
Personal/Lifestyle: I have trip destinations like Cabo and Canada on my vision board. I have a groups of friends cheering with drinks. I have a few items I like- dream car and a lush/green back yard.