A vision board is a really great visualization tool! Some people call it a vision board and others call it a dream board, but at its core it’s a tool that helps you get really clear and concentrate on your life’s goals. With all the uncertainty going on in the world now its the perfect time to start a vision board if you didn’t prepare one at the beginning of the year.
How many of you have dreams and visions of what your future will look like or what you want to achieve, but you haven’t yet reached those targets?
How many of you believe in them SO much you know they’ll come to be, but you’ve felt stuck in the “same-old, same-old” for a while now? Like something isn’t quite aligned?
How many of you HAVE made a vision board before, but it didn’t “work?”
Let’s unpack that a bit as I outline a REALLY simplified method for creating a vision board that lands results.
- Gather Your Supplies and Set the Mood
The first thing you should do is prepare. Your preparation should include: 1) gathering your supplies and 2) setting the mood.
Get your corkboard or large poster board, make sure your printer has plenty of black and color ink, get your scissors, glue, and magazines all in one space.
Pour yourself a cup of coffee, turn on your salt lamp, light a beeswax candle and create an atmosphere where you can reflect, think, and create without getting distracted
- Bring to Mind these Pre-Creation Questions
- What do I want?
As you begin searching, ask yourself what you want this year and in the next 5-10 years. Is it to become debt-free? Buy a house? Scale your business? Start a family? Move? Travel? What is it that—at your core—you want?
- How do I want to feel?
Ask yourself how you want to feel? At peace? Happy? Confident? What positive words and emotions embody the feelings you want in your life
- Do my feelings align with what I want?
When you select something that you want, take a moment and dial in on how you’re feeling about that thing? Do doubts enter your mind when you look at it? Does fear surround it? Your feelings must align with what you want? Everything in you needs to be open to it and create space for it. If fear or doubt is present, those feelings will keep you from landing results.
- Look for Images and Words that Inspire You
To create your mood board, browse through magazines, Pinterest, Instagram, or online spaces to find images, words, or quotes that inspire you and align with what you want and how you want to feel. Cut them out or print them and put them in a pile.
- Review the Images and Your Feelings
Next, review the images. When you look at each one, check your feelings. If something inside of you just isn’t settled when you look at it and it’s not because of fear or doubt, chuck it out. It might not align with your true vision and values and, even if you can’t quite pinpoint why you’re unsettled, it’s best not to include it.
- Curate and Create
Now, you should have your curated images that reflect exactly what you want and how you want to feel. Arrange them and pin or paste them onto your vision board.
- Find a Place
Your vision board doesn’t necessarily have to be in a prominent place where you see it every day (although it is a good practice). For many people, sometimes the act of creating the board and aligning their feelings around their vision is powerful enough to land results. Think about who you are, what your tendencies are, and where the best place is for you.
With any new year, quarter, or month, comes new goals, but you still need to put in the work towards really visualizing those goals and getting in alignment.
More to come…