How to create a vision board for your life or career that actually works! The Method I use to accomplish everything on my vision board in one year!
what is a vision board and how does it work?
To create a vision board simply means that you are identifying the dreams and goals you would like to achieve by placing them in one location such as a poster board that allows you to focus your mental energy towards their realization.
What you put your focus on grows. Visualization has been used for decades in helping athletes and successful entrepreneurs achieve their goals. By constantly replaying this information in your brain, your mind gets to work at noticing all evidence around you and maximizing efforts into making them a reality.
how to create your vision board
Think about what makes you excited to experience in life. Write them down. Don’t judge yourself on what makes your heart sing. Your inner most desires are worthy of you experiencing in your life!
Pinterest is a great place to look if you have been saving things there. Click the images and copy/paste them onto a word document. Resize small enough to fit several images on a paper but large enough to identify what each image is on a larger poster board. Old magazines are also great resource.
You can use items that symbolize and trigger your dream such as a shoe for running a marathon or a boat for taking a cruise.
Don’t forget to include words or short phrases that represent goals, affirmations or inspire you. Words are powerful and are very helpful as mantras to repeat to yourself in accomplishing your vision board goals.
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vision board supplies
I recommend using a 16×20 size foam core poster board so that you have plenty of room to cut things out and see the images displayed. The foam core makes this board sturdy and easy to move around without damaging it. A regular poster paper will work as well.
Magazines, your own photographs, print outs from the web, flyers, brochures, ticket stubs or anything that symbolize a goal to you.
Double sided tape works great too
Make vision board
Start gluing the images and words to create your vision board! Don’t overthink the exact placement of everything. Just glue where it would fit best or in a way that looks visually pleasing to you.
Display in a place that you will see daily to make a vision board effective. You can even take a picture of it and save it as a screensaver for your computer or lock screen for your phone!
are vision boards effective
Studies have proven that using visualization can enhance brain and muscle capability. Our brain doesn’t know the video we are playing through our minds isn’t real. If it can think it and visually experience it, the brain will believe that’s truth and create it.
Remove doubts of how these dreams will happen. You don’t need to know the exact way these things will manifest into your life. Physically work towards them in your every day life and/or have the faith that they will happen. Often you’ll find yourself working towards a goal in one direction and another way opens up that makes it a reality. Be flexible with accepting how it will manifest into your life.
I have created two vision boards in my lifetime and both of them have come to fruition. The first board took the longest to be fulfilled, over the course of 8 years.
The most recent one I made last year and it surprised me at how effective that vision board was! Within a week of creating the board, things started showing up in my life. By the end of the year, everything that I had put on my board had been touched upon or completely actualized. It makes me excited to see how next year’s vision board will work out!