Vision boards can be really powerful tools and there are some simple steps to creating your perfect vision board that will bring you one step closer to the happier and more fulfilling life you deserve. Vision boards, or mood boards as they're sometimes called, are not just a random selection of pretty pictures and quotes, but can actually be used to help manifest your future and goals. Think of it as a pictorial to do list, with all your hopes, dreams and aspirations in a frame. Touted as the tool for all 'law of attraction' aficionados like myself, by looking at your vision board every day, you will train your mind to help bring these things into your life. So here are some tips for making your perfect vision board.
Joyce Schwarz, author of the fabulous 'The Vision Board', encourages anyone embarking on the vision board journey to start with visioning; a group process which can help you find your life's direction. Visioning helps you awaken your inner spirit and it's during the visioning process that images, symbols and ideas will come to you. The idea is that you pay close attention to all of these images that come to you intuitively and write them down. If you would rather not be part of a group or don't know of one in your area, another option is to quietly meditate and ask yourself what it is you desire in life.
2. Dream Big
Think about your dreams and aspirations for the future. Do you envision yourself being a little slimmer? Perhaps you want a new car or home or maybe you would like to travel to few exotic places. Whatever it is you would like to do, think carefully about what you would like to achieve and where you would like to be. Remember to also think carefully about the images you choose. You may be keen to get going and unleash the eight year old within you that desperately wants to start cutting and sticking, but they have to be the right images. Make sure they are true to you and are not images you think you should be choosing.
When you have thought carefully about it, the fun begins. You will need something to stick your images to. This can either be a piece of cardboard, a whiteboard or a pin board. The idea is that you arrange the images to show what it is you would like to achieve. Alternatively, you may want to use your fridge. Whatever you choose, make sure it's right for you.
Think about where you're going to put your vision board. It can be in your study or your bedroom but it must be somewhere you're going to look at it each day to keep those goals in your mind. If it's something you would rather no one else saw, choose a more discrete place like the inside of a wardrobe.
5. It's All about You
Remember to include yourself on your vision board and make sure they're images that show you at your happiest so as to bring more happiness into your life. Adding pictures of you looking relaxed and at peace with yourself will make the images surrounding them relevant to you.
6. Quote Me Happy
How about including your favourite quotes, positive affirmations or mantras. If you have a tendency to worry, how about sticking a quote which reminds you not to do that or a quote about success? Whatever it is, add some quotes or important words, which will remind you of what your goals, aspirations, hopes and dreams are and what you need to do to achieve them.
7. Believe and Receive
You're one step closer to your dreams guys. Once you have created your vision board and perfectly positioned it where you can look at it each day, ensure you do look at it each day. I assure you that it works but you have to also believe. I know, it all sounds a little 'new age' and I do believe in the 'Ask, Believe, Receive' principle but that's just me!
Remember, you can always create a new vision board depending on how your goals have changed and evolved along the way. Joyce Schwarz also reminds us that vision boards are not just a one off activity but are a practice and should be incorporated into your life. What tips do you have for bringing positivity into your life each day? Has anyone used a vision board and seen positive things happen?
Sources: The Vision Board: The Secret To An Extraordinary Life by Joyce Schwarz