Have you set your goals for the new year? Or have you decided what your life will look like in the next 5 or 10 years. Perhaps your goals include to start a new business, get a fit body, buy a new car, or take a special trip. Keeping your goals fresh in your mind using vision boards can help you in your pursuit to reach your goals. A vision board is essentially a large poster that you construct to help you achieve your goals. A picture is worth 1,000 words. Using a vision board also associates positive feelings with the achieving your goals. Think about each of your goals and look at the pictures that represent those goals. Reminding yourself of your goals each morning will point your brain in the right direction. A vision board forces you to decide on your goals and stimulates your receptors to opportunities to aid you in achieving your goal. Your vision board will help you make your goals a reality. That doesn’t mean you won’t have to work; however a vision board can be indispensable.
Let’s create your Vision Board
Use these strategies to create and use an effective vision board:
- Decide what you want to be, do, and have.
- Find pictures that best represent these goals you wish to achieve.
- Find visual images that represent what you want to be, do, and have. You can look online or in magazines.
- There are plenty of sources for images: photographs, magazines, the internet, and more.
- Each objective can have its own board, or everything can be combined on a single board. There are no rules.
- Choose the best words to go on your vision board
- You can choose words that describe your goals or how you will feel or what you will do.
- Mount the words and photos on your vision board and arrange everything in a way that pleases you.
- Use scissors, glue, glitter, tape and any other art supplies you prefer to create your vision board.
Using your Vision Board
Look at the items on your vision board and imagine possessing them. Experience how it feels. If your vision board doesn’t inspire you, it won’t be effective. When you look at your photos, imagine the feeling you will get when you’ve achieved the goal: “Excited,” “Grateful,” “Proud.”
Put your vision board where you will see it most frequently. Try to take a long look at your vision board at least twice a day when you first wake up and when you go to bed. Be persistent. Vision boards don’t work overnight, but they do work.
One of the primary reasons that vision boards can be so effective is because they help to remind you of your goals and keep them at the forefront of your mind. One of the most challenging parts of achieving goals is sticking with them. It’s easy to become distracted, lose hope, or even forget about them. Vision boards allow you to experience positive feelings with regards to achieving your goals and to help you to keep at it. As you focus on the images that depict or symbolize the future you’d like to achieve, your brain spends time trying to find solutions to your requests. You’ll see opportunities to help make your dreams come true. It’s then your job to seize those opportunities. However, it does not magically make the objects of your desire appear in your life without any work on your part. Try it for yourself and see how well it works.