Oh hi there! If you are new here, my name is Victoria and I talk about everything relating to Modern Elegance and Personal growth for women. Today I’m going to talk about vision boards. Creating a vision board has helped me change my life in so many ways. I’ll explain what a vision board is, how to create one, and how to use it!
*This post is updated to reflect how to make a vision board in uncertain times. We have all been struggling with a pandemic, which means we have to change the way we plan our upcoming year.
Well it’s that time of year again and I can’t believe it! Then end of 2020. And although this year has been the absolute most tumultuous year in modern history, I was able to achieve many of the goals that I wanted to and I give all the credit to my vision board.
I love the end of the year. It’s a time to reflect and assess what I have and haven’t accomplished in the past 365 days. It’s a time to question if I was happy, what I could have done to make things better, what I regret not doing, and gathering information so I can fine tune my life in the upcoming year.
Normally, I would just write down my goals. I mean, that’s what I’ve been doing for decades. When I started seeing vision boards all over the web, I didn’t pay them any attention. Why should I? Writing down my goals works just fine for me. That’s what I thought.
But I like to try new things and I saw people have major success with their vision boards, and I read that women often get together for vision board parties. It must be a thing. Something I should try.
And so I did. And the result? Mind blowing. I accomplished things that I didn’t really think I could and I owe it all to the day that I created my first vision board.
What is a Vision Board?
A vision board is simply a collage of photographs of the things that you want to achieve in the future. Could be things in the very near future, maybe a 5-year plan, or a specific board like a wedding vision board of a dream home vision board. This collage is displayed somewhere you will see it all the time which helps you maintain your focus on your ultimate goal.
What is the purpose of a vision board?
The difference between a hand-written goals list and a vision board is using images to visualize your dreams until they become a reality. Vision boards help use the Law of Attraction to bring your dreams to life.
By having images of your goals, you are able to visualize exactly what you want to attract. Visualization trains the brain that it is possible to have these things, and with a little bit of work you are able to attract your dreams and goals.
How to create a vision board.
Step 1: Question yourself.
- What would improve the long-term quality of your life?
- What would bring you happiness?
- How do you want to feel once these things are achieved?
- What is the time frame you want to accomplish these goals?
- Are you creating a board for a specific goal like vacation, or wedding?
Step 2: Find inspiration!
Search the web and find the best images that represent your goals. At least 10-15 but I always say that you should never limit the number of dreams that you have.
Step 3: Create!
There are two different types of vision boards. A physical vision board is often made of magazine clippings, printed images, quotes, all put together on poster board. These are very fun to make, but I do sometimes find it hard to locate all the images that I want to use in my vision board.
If you are creating a physical vision board, I suggest gathering all of your photos from the web and printing them. If you don’t have a printer, you can access one at your library. I sometimes use the library if I want higher quality printing than the printer I have at home.
The other type is a digital vision board. I always make digital vision boards. And, in my opinion, the digital vision board is much easier to make. It can also be printed out and glued onto a board too.
To create a digital vision board, just save photos into your photo gallery and then use an app to create a collage. It’s the easiest thing in the world.
Creating a vision board in uncertain times.
Even though I was able to make incredible changes in my life in 2020, There were some things on my vision board that simply weren’t possible to achieve. The world was on lockdown, travel was suspended, people were ordered to stay at home, non essential business were ordered to close. I don’t know why I’m explaining this, I’m sure you experienced all of this too.
Creating a vision board for 2021 is going to look a bit different for me. I am going to be careful of the things that I put on there because I’m not sure if some of them will even be possible.
- Make a regular board and a backup board – I plan to create a board as normal, but I will also create a lockdown version too. If things get worse, I will have a vision board that reflects life with restrictions.
- Make a stay at home vision board – One thing I loved about quarantine is that people got creative during their time at home. Baking banana bread, starting new hobbies, etc. So why not make a vision board of fun things you can do at home? If there is another lockdown, you will have some ideas for things to keep you busy.
- Create multiple vision boards – This year I am going to make multiple vision boards because I just have so much that I want to do. So if I am unable to achieve some of the things from one board I will still have another.
How to use your Vision Board.
Keep your vision board in a place where you will see it on a daily basis. You basically want to program these desires into your subconscious mind. It works, I promise!
I like to keep my vision board as the lock screen on my phone so that I see it every single day, multiple times a day. This way, my goals are being subconsciously programmed into my mind.
Another great place to put a vision board is as your computer desktop. You can also print your digital vision board and put it on your wall. Just make sure you are seeing your vision board every day. It will keep you motivated to work towards your dreams.
Use your board to write affirmations. If you want to buy a house in 2021 and you have it on your vision board, you can write affirmations like:
- I just bought my first house.
- It feels incredible to be a homeowner.
- Buying a house was the easiest thing I’ve ever done.
- The universe has the perfect house waiting for me.
Take your life to the next level
Creating a vision board is one of many things I did to change my entire life. I used to be depressed, miserable, and unmotivated. With a lot of research and hard work, I was able to create my dream life in just a couple of years. The transformation has been extraordinary.
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