I’ve known about vision boards for many years now and I thought it was a cute idea. Flicking through magazines and cutting and gluing anything that you are attracted to and that inspires you.
I was so wrong! Having a vision board is a very powerful tool. I only discovered this when I finally took the time to create my own. But I went about creating it a different way. So let me tell you about it and I hope it inspires you to make your own.
What is a vision board?
- It’s a collection of pictures, phrases, words that when you see it, you are instantly reminded of your vision for yourself in the future. In a few seconds you find yourself immersed in your mission and life purpose.
- You could have your collection hanging off the wall or in a notebook you look at every day. I have mine on a pin board on top of the place where I leave and pick up my keys every day.
Why is creating and looking at your vision board daily important?
- Your vision board is what you want to achieve with your life in the future so a daily reminder of what you want keeps you focussed and determined.
- When you know what you want, you can align all your daily actions to your goal and mission.
- You will instantly be inspired and transformed: even though you think you have your goals in your life clear, you might still be surprised at the outcome of creating your vision board.
- Your vision board will help you prioritise activities in your daily life, add more things that help you achieve your vision and remove things that divert you from your goal.
- The visualisation of your goal will help you achieve it by reprogramming your subconscious mind.
- Repetition of affirmations will make the experience even more powerful as they will trick your mind into believing that that is your reality and your subconscious mind will help you achieve your goals.
How to make a vision board:
I personally took about 6 months to create mine. I didn’t know my life purpose when I first wanted to create my vision board so going through a whole pile of magazines would have been pointless and also quite expensive. So I first started trying to figure out my life mission and I wrote about how I did that in this post.
Then I decided to draw pictures that I wanted to include in my vision board. You know, basic stick people and basic drawings. I added one affirmation for each picture. For example, under the picture of a person doing yoga I wrote ‘I am fit and healthy’.
I pinned the picture to the wall and looked at it for a few weeks. When I knew I was happy with my vision board, I went online and googles images for each goal. I cut and glued them in somewhat an order of priority and wrote the affirmations underneath.
It moved me when I put the board on the wall. It was beautiful. It was truly my vision. The order of priority transformed me immediately and I started aligning actions in my daily routine to fulfill my vision.
I look at my vision board every day. I realise how much I want all that and just by looking at it, I feel inspired, focussed, determined.
I’ve also realised it’s important to stay flexible and if I want to change anything, amend my vision at any stage, I do.
What’s on my board:
- Some things in my vision board I already have but I want to keep that as my priority and take care of that always.
- Some things in my board I aim to achieve in the next year or so.
- Some things might take me 10 or 15 years to get but I’ll get there.
- Some things are ideals so I might never get them and I will spend my life aiming for but it’s the journey to get them that’s important.
Creating a vision board is not just a nice exercise. It’s a powerful tool that have the potential to transform your life in a positive way forever.
I hope you found this post useful. Thanks for reading,