How to create a vision board
New Year brings new beginnings! And like every New Year, we all have some goals and resolutions. But, how to put these goals to practice? Well, that’s a million dollar question! So the simple answer is, by creating a vision board! Without a doubt, it is the visual aspect of a vision board that really drives home your desires. It’s pretty easy to think that choosing and focusing on a specific desire helps to achieve it, but visualization isn’t as straightforward as we think it is. To understand why visualization is so powerful, we need to understand our brain. Our brain is an incredible machine that is geared towards making us successful with every action we take. Our brain trains our bodies to prepare for action. When we imagine ourselves preparing for an activity, our brains actually runs through the process and sends signals to the rest of our body to complete the action. By putting a vision board somewhere you can see it every day, you will be able to visualize your ideal life on a daily basis. And that’s super important because visualization activates the creative powers of your subconscious mind and programs your brain to notice available resources that were always there but escaped your notice. Believe it or not, visualization works. Vision boards have been used by Olympic athletes to improve performance for decades and many famous celebrities use it to achieve their goals. So why wait? Use this step by step guide I am going to share with you today and create an effective and awesome vision board. It’s time to get closer to your goals this New Year!
1) Create a list of goals for the New Year
Before you can really visualize all those awesome goals you have, you need to know what those goals are.And for that you need to spend some good time thinking on how you want your life to be in this coming year and who you want to be. And what is it that you need to do in the next one year to get closer to that bigger goal and take your life to another level. So the first step is to decide what you really want by asking questions like, ‘What do I want?’ ‘What do I need?’ ‘What do I value?’ and why do I need these things, ‘how do I want to feel when those things manifest?’ and’ who do I want to be?’. Once you find the answers, write it down.
2) Gather your supplies.
• blank art book /poster board/a large sheet of paper, and/or a cork board
• markers, pens, paint
• colourful or plain paper
• magazines/books that can be cut up for images
3. Find the right images and words
Flip through the magazines or online sites and begin cutting out images/words/phrases that appeal to you.When looking for images in the magazines, look out for images that immediately make you feel the connection and closer to your dream. It’s not necessary that these images should be literal interpretations of what you want. Focus more on how you feel by looking at this image. Does it invoke the feeling you’re looking for. If yes, cut it out! Similarly, you can add words to your vision board that describe how you wish to feel on a daily basis. Affirmation words like joyful, abundant, financially independent, loved, strong, powerful, fearless, healthy, light, fun are some of my favourites!
4. Paste them to the page
Segregate the board in section like, personal goals, and professionally goals. Segregate them further in to smaller and bigger goals. Go through your cutouts and look specifically for things that invoke the feeling you are looking for and start arranging them on your page. When it feels just right, go ahead and paste them to the page. Be sure not to use images that make you feel crappy or invoke despair!
5. Put your vision board in a place where you can see it everyday
Your vision board is a visual reminder of what you are working towards in your life. So keep it in a place where you can look at it often and connect with why you created it. You can pin the pages up somewhere so that you can see them easily. This will help you get a constant reminder of your goals and serve the purpose in a better way.
6. Notice and heal any resistance
As you progress towards making your visions real, you may begin to notice resistance in the form of habits and patterns in your personality that act as a hindrance to achieve your goal. Heal them so that you can move closer and closer to your goal.
Keep a check on your progress and ask yourself how things are going! If you find a hitch, try to make adjustments and keep fine tuning. Have faith in the process and remember, if it wasn’t possible to achieve this, you wouldn’t have dreamt it in the first place! So nothing is impossible! But only if you truly believe in it!
So making a vision board is more about taking responsibility of your life rather than just letting life happen to you! coz our life is what we make out of it.
These are some of my tips , do you have yours? Share with me and my tribe.
Love and Health,