Vision boards can really change your game if you know how to use it well. I'm a visual person and have always used vision boards as I find that it is easier to see it every morning and be reminded of my goals on a daily basis. It keeps me focused and motivated on achieving my goals.
So, what exactly is a vision board? A vision board is a simple yet powerful visualization tool that activates the universal law of attraction to begin manifesting your dreams into reality. It is a visual representation of your dreams, and for some people, a powerful tool into making them a reality. Sounds magical, doesn’t it? Well, it can be. It can literally be anything you want it to be.
But how does something so basic work to helping you achieve those goals? The vision board is a symbolic reminder of what you want to achieve in life whether it’s regarding your career, your personal life, your health or anything else you need to focus on. Some people write their goals down on paper and refer to it often. Others create a digital vision of the goals and dreams and save it on their phone. With a physical vision board, it is a beautiful manifestation of a dream which you are slowly turning into reality every time you look at it.
Follow these two simple steps on creating your vision board for a successful 2017:
1. Be Realistic With Your Goals
What exactly are you hoping to accomplish? Will your vision board be focused on your career, your personal life or a combination of the two? What makes you happy? What goals do you want to accomplish? What do you want your life to look like this time next year? Once you answer these questions, you will have a good idea of the types of goals you want to achieve. For me, I created my vision board primarily for my career.
Choose the timeline of your vision board. Is it for one year? Five Years? Or another length of time you feel most comfortable with? But be realistic! Don’t push yourself to a limit you are not comfortable with. I create my vision board with goals for one year; but then modify it each year to update and add new goals.
Some of my career goals were (1) Release Branding E-Book in the first half of the year; (2) Complete Blogger Planner to Launch in 2018 and (3) Release Real Estate E-Book in the second half of the year. I also had a few personal (but not many!) goals on my vision board such as travel destinations and fitness regimen…. Yes those holiday pounds did a little catching up to me!
2. Be Creative In Your Design
So, now the “visual” part of the vision board comes into play. This is my favourite part! You want to create a board that flows with what inspires you. You want to create a board that catches your eye and motivates you to work on those goals laid out on the board.
My vision board was designed to go with my office theme and something that I could admire through my work day. I pride myself in everything that I do, and if goals are incorporated, I feel extra motivated to work harder to accomplish those goals.
It doesn’t have to be all pretty and fancy – it just has to work for YOU.
To put the vision board together itself, collect photos, quotes, images, and anything that relates to your goals. It can be simple and just be a list of things you want to accomplish, but what fun is that? ;) Put the time into it and make it something you are proud to look at each day and work towards.
Your design can either be in a random design where all of the photos and quotes are positioned randomly on the board like a collage, or you could design your board in an order of how you wish to accomplish your goals: divide it by parts of the year or if your board consists of career and personal, you may want to split the two. It’s your board; I’m just here to guide you to actually get it done!
Now that your vision board is complete, display or hang it somewhere to remind you daily of the goals you wish to achieve. This is how you actually USE your vision board. It’s no point creating it and putting it somewhere you can’t see it. My vision board is right above my desk. It’s literally in my face when I am working in my office. You can add to it as you go along. I typically don’t delete anything off my board as it is a constant reminder of what I have achieved and how far I have come along and how much further I have to go in order to be fully satisfied on my goals.
I hope that this post encourages you to create a beautiful vision board. If you have any suggestions or additions, I would LOVE to hear from you! I would also love to see how your own vision boards turned out as I am always looking to be inspired!