Having a clear vision and purpose are the key to unlocking our ambitions. Plus having these represented on our Vision Board is sure to guide and motivate us along the way.
You’re creating a visual of how you want your life to look like. The idea is that when you see this often, your thoughts focus on these positive images and attract them.
Take a few moments to think about your dream life. What does it look like? THIS is what you want to capture on your board!
Use your goals and your value words to guide you in selecting items for your board.
You want to collate images and words that capture what is important to you in your ideal life.
Is it a house, a particular street, a grander garden? Find an image of it!
Do you want more money in your life? Find an image of money to represent this.
Are you after a calmer workspace? Print a photo of a desk that you love.
Find images that are meaningful and make you feel amazing – for me, it is the beach to represent peace, and a photo of my family to represent the love I want in my life.
In addition to pictures, find words that make you sing! Joy, peace, laughter – quotes… anything meaningful that you want to add.
There are no rules! Choose to put a key word in the centre, or a photo that makes you feel amazing. Work outwards by placing your items and gluing them into place.
If you are working digitally, you may choose to just use a grid of your images.
Gathering your materials
You’ll need a base board, such as a frame or pinboard, or a large notebook if you’d prefer a portable version. Alternatively, you can create a digitial vision board.
Pretty pens, glitter, paint, washi tape, notebook paper, magazines, stickers, clothing tags and other cool crafty and scrapbooking materials are also useful. I also add photos to mine.
You’ll also need your values (three or four words) and your goals.
Find pictures that represent or symbolize the experiences, feelings, and possessions you want to attract into your life, and place them in your board. Have fun with the process! Use photographs, magazine cutouts, pictures from the Internet–whatever inspires you. Be creative. Include not only pictures, but anything that speaks to you.
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.
—– Jack Canfield
Your goals, values, dreams, and vision
- Write a list of goals you’d like to achieve in the next year – personal, parenting, work, study, exercise, home etc
- Work through your values to identify three or four key words
- Collect basic materials – a base board, magazines, photographs, stickers, labels, cards, glitter, tape, glue, pressed flowers, clothing tags, more stickers 😉 …
- Specifically find pictures that represent your goals and inspire you. Cut out or print quotes that suit your goals, and be sure to write out your goals and your values onto paper/card to add as well.
- Lay out your items into a vision that looks good for you. Fill in any gaps with affirmation words that you want to repeat – I am kind, I am courageous, I am capable, I am shining, I am strong….!
- Glue it all down. Place in a prominent place that you will see every day.
Creating your board
This board is YOURS! There is no right or wrong way to put it together!
Delve into pinterest but beware – the rabbit hole is endless for inspiration there!
THE POWER OF VISUALISATION
In both mood boards and vision boards, you are visualising a future outcome, and this sends out a signal in the universe that this is something you want. Now, if the idea of 'the universe' is a bit too much for you right now, let’s take a look at the science.
You have a conscious mind and a subconscious mind.
Your conscious mind is the tip of the iceberg, in that it’s your subconscious mind that tends to shape the majority of your decisions and behaviours.
Many people, are not aware of the power of their conscious mind, and as a result leave it on autopilot… yet, your subconscious mind is something you can program and condition.
We are visualising all the time, whether we mean to or not, and your mind can’t help but think in pictures. The science of metaphysics has demonstrated time and time again that what we focus on, we bring about, which can be summed up in the phrase 'thoughts become things.'
Step by Step Inspiration
How to create a digital board
A digital board might work better for you. Here are some how-tos:
Share your vision boards with us in our Enspirited 6 week lifestyle group!