Vision boards are one of the most powerful law of attraction tools. In this article, I share step-by-step how to create a vision board that will keep you inspired and motivated.
We all need to feel a little more motivated at this time!
Why vision boards work
A vision board is really a symbolic representation of your dreams and your goals. That’s just another way of saying it’s a bunch of pictures that mean something to you and that lifts your spirit, and reminds you of what it is that you want in life when you look at them.
Now the reason why this is so powerful is that we have got something in our brain called the reticular activating system (RAS).
The reticular activating system is responsible for all of the information that gets filtered into your brain. Now think about it, if we didn’t have this filter we would be totally overwhelmed and have a sensory overload with all the information that kept coming in.
So our brain has to find a way to only let through the things that are important and necessary and it decides on what is important and necessary for us based on what you teach it through what you focus on and what you pay attention to.
So creating your vision board supports this activity of your reticular activating system, and I think now more than ever it is critical for us to have a vision of what it is that we want in our lives.
Start with a vision
So let’s start off by first creating our vision. So grab a piece of paper and a pen, now draw four quadrants and in each quadrant write the following: body, relationship, work and home.
Start to brainstorm five years from now if you look back on your life what would you have achieved? What will your life look like, where will you be, how will you live, what will you do?
Don’t hold yourself back, write whatever comes up but also don’t force it.
Collect your images
Next, you want to find images of the things that you want to create for yourself and the most obvious place to find this is in magazines.
I haven’t been able to get to a store to get any magazines and I’m sure many of you are in the same boat so I have downloaded and printed some images off the internet.
If you are also going to use the internet to find images in Google or in Pinterest, type in the search term that you’re after and there’s a whole host of images that will come up. Make sure that you only use this for your own personal purposes!
What goes on a vision board
People are often curious as to what they can put on their vision board and the answer is you can really put anything on there, so any images, any texts, words, quotes anything that inspires you.
Anything that really represents your goal or your dreams or your aspirations.
After I downloaded all of these images I use a free online program called Canva and I import the images this way. I can resize the images I also use Canva to create words and quotes.
Benefits of using a vision board
There are definite benefits to creating and to using a vision board the first thing is that it helps you to become crystal clear on what it is that you want to create in your life.
You know a lot of times we know what we don’t want but we’re not so clear on what it is that we do want. And by sitting down and thinking about what you want to put on your vision board you are creating clarity for yourself.
It is also going to make you feel energetically uplifted every time that you look at it you will find yourself inspired and you’ll feel motivated to start taking those actions that’s going to get you closer to your goal.
And then finally it’s going to help you remember what those goals are. I don’t know if it’s ever happened to any of you it’s definitely happened to me, where I would write down my goals and I’d stick them in a drawer only to forget what they were.
When it’s on a vision board, because it’s in your face the whole time you won’t forget about what your goals are, and it helps to keep them fresh and top of mind.
Complete your vision board
The next step is to cut and collate all of your images and stick them onto something!
Now you can use a piece of cardboard, you can even use a box! You can use an A3 piece of paper or you can use a cork pin board which is what I used. You will also need scissors and a glue stick.
A lot of people like digital vision boards and while they can be very useful because it’s still a reminder of what it is that you want to create for yourself and there’s a thought process of getting clear on what you want in creating them, I prefer to put it up on my desk or on my wall.
That way, when I’m in the room where the vision board is, even in my peripheral vision my subconscious mind is continuously picking up this information. So I’m continually being reminded of what it is that I value and what it is that inspires me and uplifts me.
So, there you go. Easy instructions on how to make your vision board and why it works!