So, what exactly is a vision board? You may have heard the term before but not know what it is and what it actually does. A vision board is a visual representation of your goals. It involves gathering images or objects that speak to the future you want to create and arranging them on a board for an aesthetically pleasing reminder of the direction you desire to take.
It is not simply a list of goals, but rather a visual representation of what you want in your life, eg. a big house, fancy cars, living near the water, peace, happiness, success, and the like. The concept behind the vision board is that you visualise what you want to create and select the images and objects that will help you to stay on target.
Making a vision board is a fun activity that unlocks the creativity in you and presents itself to the universe in a physical form. A vision board is very much a personal activity that is created in alignment with the vision you have for your ultimate life.
The power of vision boards
You may have heard of celebrities like Oprah and Steve Harvey creating their own vision boards and using them to help them to materialise their dreams.
The idea of creating a vision board is that you ‘think it into existence’. If you look at it every day, it subconsciously becomes registered and imprinted in your mind. It’s a powerful way to materialise your dreams through visualisation and it is practicing the ‘law of attraction’. The law of attraction uses the power of the mind to attract and manifest into existence what you desire and think about regularly.
That’s the reason why coaches train their athletes to visualise the ‘perfect race’ in their mind before the race begins, because they know the power of visualisation in the process of manifesting the outcome. Sure, athletes also need to put in the hard work, however visualisation is also known to be an important aspect of mentally preparing for the race.
You may have heard the saying, ‘the Universe has a way of catching up to your thoughts and dreams’. So, here is your opportunity to actually make your thoughts and dreams become a reality.
How do I create one?
There are plenty of online tools that allow you to create a vision board. You can also create a vision board on a poster, in a notebook, your phone, diary, laptop, desktop, on your wallpaper in your electronic devices or on a wall, etc… the options are endless!
The first thing you need to do is to think about what you would like your life to be like. Think about what you desire most, how you would like to feel, what kind of relationships you would like to have and what kind of work you would like to do. See yourself doing and feeling those things in your mind.
Look through some magazines and cut out pictures, headings, words, phrases, poems and literally anything that resonates with you and are visual representations of your goals.
If you are creating a digital vision board you have endless options to find what you need on the internet. Visual discovery platforms like Pinterest are a great way to find what you’re looking for. Whatever you are looking for, you are guaranteed to find it on the net! Happy searching!
Once your vision board has been created, look at it daily and really take in the images. Imagine yourself in those images, living out your best life in your mind, kind of like creating a movie where you are the star! If you have spare moments throughout the day, try and remember your desires and visualise them as much as possible.
Feel free to update your vision board as needed, whether that be because the vision for your life has changed in some way or you may want to add new things to it. Either way, your board is flexible and can be changed to reflect what you desire as time progresses.
The moral of the story here is that vision boards are powerful tools which are used to manifest into your life what you desire. The power of visualisation is real and is used in many aspects of peoples’ lives. It is not just some hocus pocus fluffy stuff.
You need to look at your vision board every day over a period of time for this to work and become a reality in your life. Work on it until you see it appear in your life and then give praise to the universe for it manifesting in your life.
Try it today, you have nothing to lose! Report back to us and let us know… did your dream become a reality?