By Marie Tavernier
What is a Vision Board?
First of all there are so many different terms, so much so that the meaning of a vision board has been lost in translation, somewhere along the line.
“If you’ve ever heard it referred to as a mood, dream, goal, collage or any derivative of the above, please know these are all terms for a vision board; with one exception.”
A vision board, has a vision for the future, it’s concept derives from having a clear business vision & mission statement. A business with no clear vision or goal is – asking for trouble!Much is the same for your life.
“Your brain will work tirelessly to achieve the statements you give your subconscious mind. And when those statements are the affirmations and images of your goals, you are destined to achieve them!” – Marie Tavernier
Vision board ideas and examples are incredibly useful and inspirational when making your own. I’ve designed this post to show you how to make your own vision boards and how to use them to maximize your visualization practice! Also known as dream boards, these simple devices are one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you. The inspirational collages serve as your image of the future – a tangible example, idea or representation of where you are going. They should represent your dreams, your goals, and your ideal life.
By representing your goals with pictures and images you will actually strengthen and stimulate your emotions because your mind responds strongly to visual stimulation… and your emotions are the vibrational energy that activates the Law of Attraction. The saying “A picture is worth a thousand words,” certainly holds true here. If you have already defined your dreams, it’s time to illustrate them visually.
A Vision Board for Goal Setting
The best way to achieve your goals is to keep them top of mind, so you’re always looking for ways to move yourself closer to them – and 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 that were always there but escaped your notice. Through the Law of Attraction, visualization also magnetizes and attracts to you the people, resources, and opportunities you need to achieve your goal.
By adding a visualization practice to your daily routine, you will naturally become more motivated to reach your goals. You’ll start to notice you are unexpectedly doing things that move you closer to your ideal life. Suddenly, you find yourself volunteering to take on more responsibility at work, speaking out at staff meetings, asking more directly for what you want, and taking more risks in your personal and professional life – and experiencing bigger pay-offs.
Having the ability to visualize your goals, can and will lead to the manifestation of your goals in real time. Have you ever read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill…..if not you should! As he explains it best
You cannot just let your dreams sit vaguely in your mind and “think” about it occasionally. You must be crystal clear about your own dreams and have a really STRONG DESIRE to achieve them.
The 7 Step Vision Board Checklist
2. SEE and VISUALIZE them everyday (a Vision Board plays a crucial role in this step!)
3. Apply a very strong DESIRE, CONFIDENCE and DETERMINATION towards them
4. Staying focused will help you to stay on track and avoid all the negative influences which are may defeat you
5. Never forget that everything happens for a reason, so turn your perceived negative occurrences into positive motivation and energy towards your goals.
6. This can also allow you to conquer all the problems and obstacles head on without fear.
7. Finally, with persistence, you’ll quickly accomplish your goals and dreams and live the lifestyle you desire!
Ps.Remember to celebrate each of your small milestones along the way, don’t always wait for the big pay out, as you’ll miss all the joy along your route.
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How to Create a Dynamic Vision Board Today
Consider including a picture of yourself on your board. If you do, choose one that was taken in a happy moment. You will also want to post your affirmations, inspirational words, quotations, and thoughts here. Choose words and images that inspire you and make you feel good.
You can use your vision board to depict goals and dreams in all areas of your life, or in just one specific area that you are focusing on. Keep it neat, and be selective about what you place in your vision board. It’s a good idea to avoid creating a cluttered or chaotic board… you don’t want to attract chaos into your life.
Use only the words and images that best represent your purpose, your ideal future, and words that inspire positive emotions in you. There is beauty in simplicity and clarity. Too many images and too much information will be distracting and harder to focus on.
If you are working on visualizing and creating changes in many areas of your life, then you may want to use more than one vision board. You might use one for your personal goals and another for career and financial goals. You might even want to keep your career vision board at the office or on your desk as a means of inspiration and affirmation. Whatever you decide to do, learning how to make a vision board – and using it regularly – is the best way to visualize your ideas and dreams to fruition.
Ever Considered An Online Vision Board?
Here are The Steps I've Used to Create One
1. I listed out all my dreams in chronological order in my Evernote notebook.
2. I searched for images for each of my dream on Pexels, Pixabay and in my phone.
3 I used Canva for free to create all the images on my Vision Board individually to add all the texts I want within the images.
4. At the same time, I used PhotoCap to edit some images. You can use any photo editor like PhotoShop, etc. However there are other free programs via microsoft.
5. I then used Canva to put all the images into one piece of image.
6. I downloaded the image and created an online board which became my laptop wallpaper & phone screensaver
7. If you want to, you could also visit a local stationary shop to purchase “Plastic Corrugated Board” print the downloaded vision board and paste the printed paper onto the board.
This can then be used as your printable vision board, to be hung on your bedroom or office wall. “two birds, one stone”
Ideas To Include On Your Vision Board
2. Places you want to go
3. The Lifestyle you want to live
4. Partner you want to be with
5. Cars and/or houses you desire
6. Money Goals
7. Things you want to learn (language, skills, etc…) Activities you want to do
8. Quotes you love and words that can motivate you
9. People you want to meet
10. House you want to live in
11. Health Goals
12. Exercise Goals
13. Weight loss or Inch loss Goals