I’ve always been the type of person that can never go too long without setting some sort of goal for myself. Maybe it’s just my overtly ambitious nature or my constant fear of remaining stagnant, but whether it be personal or professional, I’m always looking for ways to better myself and grow as a person.
I’m a firm believer in setting goals and making positive changes in your life at any point in time. You don’t have to wait for the most opportune moment – otherwise, you might be waiting a long time. But, let’s face it, it’s not always easy to keep in mind the changes you so desire to make. Getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life, and losing sight of your goals or pushing them off to the sidelines is all too familiar to me. So, when I recently was reflecting on the changes I wanted to manifest next I thought to myself there has to be a simple way to keep my goals in the forefront of my mind and maintain my focus. That’s when I discovered the Vision Board.
What is a Vision Board?
What exactly is a vision board you ask. Well, the idea behind a vision board is the process of visualization – the act of thinking about all your hopes, wishes and desires and continuously reinforcing these thoughts to make them a reality. It is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do because it coincides with what’s known as the “Law of Attraction.” According to the popular book The Secret,
“The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience and it is doing that through your thoughts. When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe.”
It’s really simple to create a vision board. The best thing about putting one together is that you can be as creative as your imagination allows you to be – there is no right or wrong way to make one.
If vision boarding is something that appeals to you and you’d like to learn how to make one of your own, look no further and just follow the steps below.
How to Make a Vision Board
Step 1: Find a canvas or cork board to use as your base (board) – this will be where you put all your ideas, goals and aspirations. It can be any size you like, but keep in mind that it should be placed in an area that is visible on a daily basis.
Step 2: Take some time to identify the changes that you wish to make and the goals you have. Cut out pictures from magazines, find photos, postcards, quotes and gather anything inspirational that represents the experiences, feelings and things you want to attract in your life.
Step 3: Using tape, glue, or any other adhesive, place everything you have gathered onto your board in any way you wish. Make sure to leave some blank spaces as this will help you to clearly see your goals, and will also allow you to add or take away things from your board over time. Leaving a bit of blank space will also prevent you from crowding, as this can be a representation of “chaos” which you most likely do not want to manifest into your life.
Tip: If you do desire to make changes in different areas of your life, perhaps it may be a good idea to make one board per area of change to maintain focus and avoid crowding.
Step 4: After you are finished creating your vision board, place it in an area where you will see it every day like in your room, by your bed, or on your desk – at work or at home. Placing it in such areas will allow you to look at your board often and will help you to continuously visualize, reaffirm, and reinforce the goals you have made for yourself. Doing so will help to attract these things into your life and make them a reality.
Remember there is no right or wrong way to make a vision board, so create it in such a way that is most inspiring to you!