This is part 2 of my Total Empowerment series. Read part 1 here.
If you’ve seen the Secret you might have this idea that a vision board or dream board is something that you make, then when you wake up in the morning your Ferrari will be the driveway and you have your dream job.
It doesn’t quite work like that. Life would be very boring if it did!
I love using vision boards. I see it as a tool to help you to stay focused and motivated and more importantly to help you get inspired to take action. (The taking action bit is the part that gets you your Ferrari if that is what your heart desires).
Today I want to take you through the process of creating and using a vision board.
I know many people who use apps that function as vision boards, or they even create boards on Pinterest. I prefer the “old fashioned” way where I have something tangible to hold on to and look at. I like to see what I’m looking at in a glance.
#1 What do you want
Decide first of all what are your goals.
What do you want to be, do or have? Maybe you want to lose weight or purchase something special or design your business. Or you want to travel to exotic places. Perhaps develop a healthy lifestyle. Improve your relationship. Become a more patient parent. Anything goes.
#2 Get creative
Find some images that represent the goals that you have decided on. I like using magazine pictures, photo’s from the internet and fonts that I can cut out. I also print out photos that I have taken.
#3 Tell your story
Select a piece of board to do your vision board on.
Make sure that it is big enough to accommodate all your images. You can use specific colors depending on your goal: red for a new venture, blue for communication or self-expression, green for healing.
So now you collate your board. The brain loves patterns and associations, it actually creates its own all the time.
So don’t just stick your images randomly onto your board. Let it tell a story. Group like things together. Lay it out in a way that makes sense to you.
#4 Engage with it every day
Hang your vision board on your wall, in your office or your bedroom where you will be able to see it and interact with it. Take a few moments every day to look at it.
Read it. Feel it. Visualize what it will be like when that goal comes true for you.
Ask yourself, what can I do today to bring me closer to this vision? And then you do it.
(Bonus: If the vision board is up on your wall, it is in your peripheral vision when you are in the room, constantly feeding into your unconscious mind.)
Creating vision boards are a fun thing to do. I’d love to know about your experiences using vision boards. Leave me a comment below.