It is almost indisputible that vision boards are a fantastic tool for so many reasons. They help with motivation, they can organize your thoughts, and they can also double as some awesome wall art! Some of you may be wondering what exactly a vision board is. A vision board is a visualization tool which refers to a board of any sort used to build a collage of words and pictures that represent your goals and dreams. They can be bought from a professional supplier or made with cork or poster boards. You can also do a virtual one on your computer or phone!
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 me 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.
The great news is that there are many different types of vision boards. Let’s go over some of my favorites!
As you can see – there are so many types!! There is definitely something for everyone. Think about your goals, your moods, who you are, the space where it will be. Let the creative flow out – don’t force it!
Are you wondering what exactly it takes to make a good vision board? I have 7 simple guidelines when I make mine.
START WITH A MAIN IDEA
You don’t have to make it all look uniform. But, having a general theme or idea makes it go much smoother.
Try to stay away from things that will make you feel badly. This can happen in a few ways. You can set an unrealistic goal and freak out every time you walk by your board. You can put something up that makes you feel badly about who you are right now. Always stay on the positive side!
MAKE IT PERSONAL
Do I really need to explain this one?
USE RESOURCES – PINTEREST IS YOUR FRIEND!
There are so many different resources at your disposal. From websites, to magazines, to your own household! They can help with so much.
WRITE IT OUT IF YOUR STUCK
If you can’t figure out what to put out there start writing down your thoughts. Chances are you bound to stumble on something that is pure gold for you.
INCLUDE ALL TYPES OF GOALS
Don’t pigeonhole yourself. This is meant to represent you as a whole. Unless you have a specific goal in mind (saving money, losing weight, etc.) then include a variety of goals!
DON’T STRESS – THIS IS MEANT AS A GUIDELINE!
The worst thing you can do is get upset and frustrated over it. That will likely block any creative flow you may have. Instead, take a break and come back to it later. Even if that break lasts a long time.
What type of vision board do you think you will want to us? Leave a comment if you have one right now that you are using!
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