If you think vision boards are bogus, then the joke's on you. They work, and there's actually a really simple explanation of why they work so well...
Creating a sacred space that displays what you want actually does bring it to life, what we focus on expands, and when you create a vision board and place it in a space where you see it often, you essentially end up doing short visualization exercises throughout the day.
Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do.
According to the popular book The Secret, "The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience and it is doing that through your thoughts. When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe."
So we dedicated a session during the summer for this inspirational idea, the result? Amazing presentations, fun, and renewed visions for future project
Whether you believe that or not, we know that visualization works. Olympic athletes have been using it for decades to improve performance, and psychology today reported that the brain patterns activated when a weightlifter lifts heavy weights are also similarly activated when the lifter just imagined (visualized) lifting weights.
So, what's the big secret to creating a vision board that works? It's simple: Your vision board should focus on how you want to feel, not just on things that you want. Don't get us wrong, it's great to include the material stuff, too. However, the more your board focuses on how you want to feel, the more it will come to life.
What should you put on your vision board?
Anything that inspires and motivates you. The purpose of your vision board is to bring everything on it to life. First, think about what your goals are in the following areas: relationships, career and finances, home, travel, personal growth (including spirituality, social life, education) and health.
You don't have to cover each area exactly the same, just take a mental inventory of what you want each of those areas to look like and write them down. Always handwrite your goals instead of typing them, there's something energetic about actually handwriting your goals.
From your goals and aspirations, think about what you want on your vision board. Like we said before, what you focus on expands. You'll be amazed at how things just start popping up all over the place once you set the intention for what you want and how you want to feel. #FeelTheInspiration
Should you have one main vision board, or a bunch of small ones for different areas of your life?
It's totally up to you. What makes the most sense in your life? You can have one central vision board to look at every day in your home or office, and a few small ones to keep around too.
Each area of your life affect other, so starting with one central vision board usually makes sense. Theme boards that center on specific events or areas of your life are great too, for instance a business-launching-day-specific will help you focus on how you want to feel on your big day, or a career specific board at your desk space can help you work towards that promotion. #BeCreative
How often should you re-do your vision board?
Whenever it feels right. You can leave blank space on your vision board so you can accept new things as they appear in your life, and add and rearrange during the year when your feel like it.
You'll just know. Tip: every December, you can give the board a total refresh to get clear about what you want in the new year. Some things stay and some have served their purpose and don't make the cut.. It is all about your creativity and inspiration!! #HaveFun
What you'll need:
Any kind of board, if you're new maybe start with a cork board or poster board from the hobby store, they run about a dollar. If you can, I recommend a pin board or something pretty you like to look at.
Scissors, tape, pins, and/or a glue-stick to put your board together.
If you want, fun markers, stickers, or anything else you can think of to deck out your board. If embellishments make you feel great, then go for it too.
Magazines that you can cut images and quotes from.
Most importantly, the stuff you want to look at every day. Photos, quotes, sayings, images of places you want to go, reminders of events, places, or people, postcards from friends and just about anything that will inspire you.
Time. Give yourself a stress-free hour or two to put your board together. If you're a social butterfly, invite you friends over and make a party out of it. We got 3 hours and some delicious drinks to finish our beloved boards!
What do you think?
Will you create a vision board if you don't have one already? We hope the answer is yes!!
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