If you don’t have a goal and you’re struggling to pinpoint what you want and where you want to go, it is difficult to get traction.Without a clear vision, it’s hard to direct your efforts in ways that serve your goals. It’s also hard to attract the support and resources you need. Everyone has something that they want to bring to life. But what if you can’t really see it?
That’s where a visionboard comes in.
You might have heard people talk about manifestation, the idea that you can attract your dream vision into your life by thinking about it. In reality, our dreams don’t manifest on their own. Achieving your goals and realizing your potential takes dedication and time. At the same time, helps to have a detailed vision and a belief in your own ability to convert that visualization into action. And from action to reality.
Visionboards are an amazing tool to help you create that focused vision and kickstart the real manifestation process.Let’s explore how to create a vision board for yourself and how to make the most of it once you whisk it into reality.
What are visionboards?
Visionboards are a collection of images or objects arranged in a way to help you manifest your goals or vision. This board can be physical or digital.
Visionboards are highly versatile. You can use them to manifest your personal goals or create a visual representation of a personal vision statement. They’re perfect for helping you envision your dream life. But you can also use a vision board to outline your professional goals.
You can use a visionboard for long term goals, like achieving your 5-year plan. Or you can create a yearly visionboard, too.
People who use visionboards usually place them where they’ll see them often. For instance, you can place a visionboard on a mirror you use to get ready in the morning. Other people will prefer to hang it on a wall in a room they use often.
What should a visionboard include?
The sky’s the limit when it comes to what to include in a visionboard. To start, you should add images that inspire you or make you feel a certain way. Think back to the last time you looked at an image or photo that made you feel something. How did you feel? Is this feeling something that aligns with your values?
That’s what you’re looking for when you’re thinking of what to include on your board.
Visionboards also contain quotes that align with your vision. They can be:
- Printed and attached to the board
- Drawn in calligraphy
- Cut up from interesting materials, like old shirts
In addition, a visionboard can contain items of sentimental value. These items can be attached to special memories you have that remind you of your goals.
In reality, nothing is off-limits when it comes to a visionboard. If it’s feasible to add it to a board, you can try it. The important thing to consider is whether it will help you manifest your vision or not.
How do visionboards work?
You already know that you can’t achieve your goals just by thinking about them (or chanting them or writing them down on X slips of paper).
So what’s the deal with a visionboard?
You create a board out of craft items, magazine clippings, and other miscellaneous items. How can something so simple help you set and achieve your goals? It can sometimes feel like magic.
Visionboards are effective because they are a visual reminder of your intentions and shape your thoughts and actions.
Visionboards give you a clear direction for where you want to go in several areas of your life. They allow you to visualize what goals you want to achieve. When you create a physical visionboard, you can even touch what represents your vision.
Visionboards are a constant reminder of what your priorities are. You can get to know yourself a little better by clarifying what it is you want.
This visual reminder helps you “manifest the things you want” by taking action to get them. Whenever you need to make a decision in your life, your dream board is there to remind you of what matters to you. Think of it as a nudge in the right direction.
How to make a visionboard for manifestation
Creating a visionboard can be fun and easy. Engage with your creative, playful self. You don’t need to overthink the process. Your own visionboard is for you and you only, so there’s no one you need to impress.
You can create a physical visionboard that you can hang anywhere in your home or office following these steps:
- Gather your materials
- Take some time to clarify your vision
- Find images and objects that represent your vision
- Arrange your materials
- Place your visionboard where you’ll see it often!
In the next blog I will go into breaking down these steps!