A vision board is a powerful visualization tool that you can use as inspiration for your journey toward your ideal life. Some people refer to it as a “dream board” or an “inspiration board.” No matter what you call it, it’s basically a collage of pictures, words and quotes that serve to remind you of your passion and purpose.
The inspirational collages serve as your image of the future - a tangible example, idea or representation of where you are going. They should represent your dreams, your goals, and your ideal life.
Your brain will work tirelessly to achieve the statements you give your subconscious mind. And when those statements are the affirmations and images of your goals, you are destined to achieve them.
By representing your goals with pictures and images you will strengthen and stimulate your emotions because your mind responds strongly to visual stimulation... and your emotions are the vibrational energy that activates the Law of Attraction. The saying “A picture is worth a thousand words,” certainly holds true here.
If you have already defined your dreams, it’s time to illustrate them visually.
As you can see, you don’t have to be an artist to make a vision board! All you need are a few basic supplies and instructions to get started.
- a poster board, cork board or small canvas
- a stack of old magazines
- markers or paint
- glue, tape, thumbtacks or pins
- a photo of yourself (optional)
Set aside about an hour to complete your vision board. Go to a quiet space in your home where you can concentrate on yourself for a little while.
Create a relaxing atmosphere. Put on music. Light a few candles. Close your eyes and take a moment to reflect on your big goals and dreams. What do you want your ideal life to look like? Brainstorm. Journal. Or, just wing it!
Cut out images from magazines that represent the life you want to live. For example, if you want to become financially independent and work from anywhere you might clip a picture of someone working on a boat with a laptop. If you want to find a great romantic partner, you might snip pictures of happy couples smiling at each other.
Place the photo of yourself in the middle of the board (optional). Then, paste or pin your magazine images on your board. There’s no “right way” to arrange your images. You can fill the board with pictures or just have a few posted all over on the board.
Use your markers or paint to write some special quotes your vision board. You can also just cut out words or phrases from the magazines to paste on your board that remind you of the life you want to live.
Display your vision board somewhere you’ll see it every day and feel inspired! If you like, you can also frame your vision board and hang it on your wall.
And there you have it – an easy, step-by-step process for creating a vision board to help you reach your goals. I hope it’s useful to you!