So, everyone seems to be talking about the power of a Vision Board and you’ve finally decided to find out what all the hypes about! I have been creating and using vision boards for over 15 years and I find that a Vision Board is one of the best tools to use to support you in your quest to achieve your goals and manifest what you desire in your life.
What is a vision board? Basically, it’s a collage like project that you fill with images, words and statements that reflect the kind of energy, growth and development you want in your life.
Everyone uses visioning in their daily lives. When you use a vision board you’re simply creating something tangible that reinforces the positive thoughts and advancing ideas in your mind and inviting more of that energy in your environment.
Many people want to know if a Vision Board actually works. In my experience I would have to say yes they do. The reason why a vision board can work is because the board is a reflection of the thoughts we hold around something we desire to come into fruition in our lives. The board becomes a visual reminder resonating the energy of what we desire.
Using a vision board can help you to clarify, focus on and achieve your goals.
If you’re ready to create your first vision board or you feel you need to tweak the one you have, here are some tips to help guide your way:
1. Brainstorm – Get a bunch of old magazines and photos of yourself, family and friends that you may want to use on your board (all of this depends upon what you identified for the areas you want to
include on your board). Go through the magazines and tear or cut out all the images and words that ‘speak’ to you. These images and words should fit the categories you’ve decided to focus on and should be in line with your goals and dreams. Gather a large pile so you have a lot to pick from once you start finalizing your selections.
2. Organize – Start to arrange the images and words on the board in a way that feels good to you. Play around with things, moving them around until the layout feels right. Have fun creating the energy that will reflect the vision for your life.
Depending on the kind of board you’re creating you might organize the board by categories. For example, you might design the placement of your categories like this:
You would place images and words that reflect your goals for health in the left corner and your finances in the right corner and so on. You can also write words or quotes on your board so you may want to leave some white space. At the center of the board you can place a picture of you at your best or you could put a word in the center that has a powerful resonance that sums up what your board is all about.
If your vision board is a theme board, meaning it’s dedicated to career or some other category, than you don’t need to arrange it by category.
3. Glue or tape everything down in a pattern that is pleasing to you. Then hang it somewhere you’ll be able to see it every day.
DIFFERENT KINDS OF VISION BOARDS
There are also several kinds of vision boards. You might discover that one of these kinds of boards is just the one for you:
•Crystal Clear – This board is used when you have a very clear vision of what you want for your future. You’ll be looking for exact images and sets of words. For example: you envision yourself going to Paris within one year. You’ll look for a specific image that reflects Paris (Maybe an image of the Eiffel Tower) and maybe the word or number 1, etc. This board may not need any editing over the months because your goal is crystal clear.
•In flux – This board is used when you aren’t sure what you want or you’re not sure where you should go or what you should be doing. You’ll be looking for images and words that speak to you in terms of fine tuning your direction. This kind of board goes through much more editing than the Crystal Clear board.
•Themed – Use this style of board if you’re working on a single area of your life or maybe it’s for your birthday or some other event. You may want to manifest something specific by your birthday. You could include the age you’ll be and words that reflect what you want to achieve by your birthday or what you want for the event to be a success.
•Categories – You should give careful consideration to several areas of your life that you may want your vision board to reflect either singularly or as a whole: Purpose or Mission, Service, Finances, Spirit/Faith, Health, Relationship, Career, Business, etc.
You can design your board to include all or just some of the categories.
A vision board can work because you can use it as a visual reminder and to reinforce the thoughts you already have around your goals and dreams.
HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL USING A VISION BOARD
Use it – Looking at the board every day will cause you to always be aware of your dreams and goals.
Believe – Remember, a large part of your success with a vision board is believing that you deserve what is reflected on your board. This belief will become the catalyst for you to do what’s necessary to meet your goals and achieve your dreams.
Update it – As your vision and dreams shift remember to update your vision board. You want what you’ve imagined in your mind to move into the tangible world with consistency.
Be patient & never give up – Keep using your vision board to help you to clarify and focus your goals and your dreams. Just because you put an image on your board and it isn’t manifested in your life within 2 months doesn’t mean that it doesn’t work. You have to remain patient, use the tool, believe that you deserve what you’ve envisioned and keep on living your life. It will come to pass if you keep the faith and allow the Universe to work seeming miracles.
There are also lots of online ways to create a virtual board. You can also load applications to your computer and have your vision board right on your desktop if you’d prefer to go that route.