How To Create A Vision Board In 5 Easy Steps
It is the time of year that we get clear on our goals and motivations for the year. Writing your goals is an important step to growing closer to the aspirations you seek. But, I want to introduce you to another way to get clear on your goals and visualize them happening in your life.
Vision boarding is a great way to create a visualization of everything you want to be, do and have in the future. You take a blank canvas, add images, quotes, affirmations and graphics to attract positivity and abundance in your life.
Visualization Is Powerful
A study in Psychology Today shares that visualization is a powerful tool to achieving success in your life.
The study shows establishing a highly specific goal, and imagining the future as if you have already achieved your goal, can actually allow it to manifest in your life. Hold a mental “picture” of it as if it were occurring to you right at that moment and imagining the scene in as much detail as possible makes visualization a reality in your life.
A vision board is a visualization tool allowing you to place visual representations of your goals into one space. You can easily visualize them frequently so they will manifest in your life.
The best way to achieve your goals is to keep them in front of you, so you’re always seeking ways to move yourself closer to them. A vision board is the perfect tool to help you do that.
By putting a vision board somewhere you can see it every day, you will prompt yourself to visualize your ideal life on a regular basis. And that’s important because visualization activates the creative powers of your subconscious mind and programs your brain to notice available resources to move your life in an intentional direction.
To help you to create the vision board, you must follow these essential steps:
1 – Define your goals
2 – Determine How You Want To Feel
3 – Find your inspiration
4 – Map out your board
5 – Bring your vision board to life!
Define Your Goals
Get clear on what you want for your life in the next year. Gain clarity by spending some time getting clear on exactly what you want your ideal life to look like, and what you need to accomplish in the next 12 months to launch you closer to your goals.
Decide How You Want To Feel
Your vision of your ideal life shouldn’t be focused on “stuff” so much as on how you want to FEEL. Ask yourself, “How do I want to feel on a daily basis?” -joyful-abundant-powerful-fearless-love-strong-healthy-financially free. Take some time to create a list of words.
Find Your Inspiration
Schedule a couple hours one evening or weekend to go through the magazines or images on the internet . Cut out pictures that represent your goals and speak to your heart in some meaningful way. When looking for images, look for those that immediately make you say, “ This is what I want in my life!” You are looking for words, images, pictures or quotes that resonate with you. You may be inspired by colours, patterns, textures, or the imagery itself.
Map Out Your Board
Once you have collected enough photos, it’s time to make your vision board! Determine what you want the foundation of your board to be. The foundation can be a large piece of construction paper, poster paper, a cork board or just a large piece of paper. Next, decide if you want to glue it together, use tacks or tape the pictures to your foundation. If you want to add a little bling, you can buy ribbons, stickers, gems, sequins, or fabric.
When you’re ready, start putting your vision board together. You can layer images, quotes and words. Be creative and make it uniquely yours.
Bring Your Vision Board To Life
To get the full benefit from your vision board, it’s important for you to place it somewhere you can see it every day. I recommend you take a few minutes to look over your vision board at least once or twice a day. I like to review my vision board in the morning so that my goals are right in front of me as I begin my day. I hope to attract what I truly want in my life.
Though a vision board is a wonderful tool to help you achieve your goals and intentions in your life, you can’t just sit back and expect it to magically make things a reality. Think of your vision board as a living, breathing plan. Remove things, add things, or start from scratch if it is not working for you. Be open to changes if you are ahead on a goal or have a set-back. Review it daily and let it come alive in your life.
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