Creating a vision board is like copying your Pinterest board from your computer screen onto the walls of your room. Making a visual image of the life you’ve imagined for yourself is the perfect daily reminder to keep reaching towards your goals. Before writing this off as just another craft project, there is indeed science to support its greater value.
According to the 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.
Additionally, Psychology Today reported that the brain patterns activated when lifting heavy weights are similarly activated when the lifter just imagines, or visualizes, lifting the weights.
While every vision board varies for each person, its purpose is the same: to inspire, motivate and bring the vision to life.
The first step in creating your vision board is deciding what you want it to represent. Maybe you want to manifest a dream career goal, or maybe you are going through a difficult life change and need inspiring words to cheer you up. Whatever it may be, take the time to reflect on what you really want in life. Nothing is off limits.
Next, it’s time to find the perfect images for your board. You want these images to leave you feeling inspired every time you look at them. Pinterest is a great place to start. You can easily search for anything from your dream home to your favorite outfits to motivational quotes.
Another website to use is unsplash.com. This website has pristine, professional photographs that can help add to the aesthetic of your board. Search a travel destination, for example, and you’ll find high-definition images to use for free.
The most important aspect behind the images you choose is the feeling they give you. If your goal is to love yourself more, select images that make you feel good inside. If a picture of someone working out makes you feel inspired, use that. However, if that image only adds stress, you likely don’t want to put it on your board.
This process of finding pictures should be fun and exciting. Take your time!
Bring it to Life
After you have all your pictures saved, it’s time to print them. Stores like Walmart and CVS have low-cost, high quality print services with home delivery.
How the vision board is assembled is completely up to you. Some people like their vision boards to look very neat and uniform, while others like them to look a little more messy and un-structured.
You can hang up your pictures on a bulletin board, poster or even right on your wall. Just make sure it is some place where you can see it every day.
Don’t just make your vision board and never look at it again. Instead, make it a daily habit, even if it’s just for a minute, to reflect on the pictures and what they mean to you. Let the words and images motivate you throughout the rest of your day.
Take a Step Further
While simply visualizing what you want is a step in the right direction, it’s also important to come up with concrete ways to achieve your goals. When looking at your vision board, come up with a list of ideas that you can start doing right now.
It could be your springboard to success!