What is a Vision Board and Why do you need one?
When you set a goal for yourself, are you more the type to write down every task it’s going to take to get there, or is it all about understanding where your going? I’ve always been a mix of the two, I have had my seasons of planning my routine and my goals with extensive care and execution but at the same time there are times I’ve did things by instinct and ended up on my feet…What I’ve noticed that it’s all about knowing where your going, and what’s important to you.
Types of Vision Boards You Can Make
The Wallpaper - Create a collage for your wallpaper to motivate you and keep you in touch with your personal goals
The Poster Board - The Classic Cut and Paste
Instagram / Tumblr Feed - Use Instagrams Layout to create a grid formatted collage of things that inspire you, or intergrate photos from your vision board with your instagram (want that life, live that life)
Pinterest Board - This website / application was designed for collecting and organizing images into folders, while it’s not the traditional vision board we see or hear about, in this article I’ll explain how this too can be effective
1. Manifesting your vision
The first and most important reason to make a vision board is that it’s a tool for manifesting your dreams.
Manifesting is the process of creating what you want in your life. It helps you to visualize and focus on all the For making a vision board the first you thing you need are your materials, and for this project you’ll need photos. You can use your social medias and websites like Pinterest to find your photos, but you can also use photos that you’ve taken when you were in a positive mindset or a photo of a memories that supports your vision.
For this vision board my inspiration was to create an environment for myself that nourishes creativity, peace and creation, but one that also resembles what i want my life to look like on the everyday. Something I would like to be surrounded by more is nature, so there are quite a few peaceful scenic photos that I collected too. You can use this technique on anything from romance or health, wealth or career. However, the key is to visualize how you want it to look when it comes true for yourself and then work towards making those visions into reality.
2. Declaring and deciding what you want
As you create your vision board, it’s important to be clear and specific about what you want. Be realistic while also being bold and ambitious. You can even make a list of goals if that helps you organize your thoughts.
For example, let's say that one of the things on your vision board is to travel more within the next year—like visiting a new country or taking an adventure trip with some friends. You could write down "I will take a trip somewhere new by 2020!" as one of your written goals for this purpose. That way, when it's time to start planning for the next year (or month), you won't forget about this goal!
3. Change your perspective
Change your perspective to see the positive side of yourself and of your life. Focus on what you want, not what you don’t have or don’t like about yourself. This can be done by asking yourself questions such as: “What do I love about myself? What are my strengths? What am I good at?” Write down answers that reflect what you truly believe about yourself, not what others have told you or how they think of you. If necessary, ask those who know and love us best to give us honest feedback on our strengths and weaknesses so we can focus on developing ourselves further by focusing on our strengths over time
4. Improve your self-awareness.
You’ll find out a lot about yourself during this process. You’ll know your limitations, strengths, weaknesses and goals and aspirations. You'll also know the things that you want to achieve and the things you want to avoid. This will help you formulate strategies or plans on how to achieve these goals in life.
If you don’t know what your dreams are, then it's time for some self-reflection!
5. Reach a new place in your life.
In addition to helping you get in touch with your goals, vision boards can also help you reach a new place in your life.
It’s not enough to simply visualize something that wants to happen; you have to work for it and make it happen. A good way of doing this is by creating a vision board that includes images of what you want, as well as how it will look when it happens. Let’s say that one of your goals is becoming a millionaire; this means visualizing the kind of house or car that would be possible if you had ten million dollars at your disposal. You can even add images of what kind of lifestyle it would afford. A good vision board should be able to tell anyone looking at it where they are going, why they are going there and what they need to do in order for their dream come true!
6. Know who you are and where you are going.
Knowing who you are and where you are going is a key to success. If you want to create, accomplish and achieve something great in 2022, then it’s important that you know who you are first.
If we don’t know ourselves, how can we expect anyone else (including ourselves) to understand us? The more time we spend trying to figure out who we really are and what makes us tick, the more likely it will be that our vision boards will reflect these traits.
Knowing your goals is vital if they're ever going to come true. As such, it's necessary for all of us not only define what kind of person we want but also determine where our goals lie beyond just being happy or satisfied with life as well as what type of lifestyle/lifestyle changes might be needed so as long term success becomes attainable (in whatever form).
8. It keeps you focused on what's important.
A vision board is a powerful tool to help you focus on what's important in your life. It can be used as a way to remind yourself of the bigger picture and what you're working towards, it will help keep you motivated, and it keeps you on track so that when things get tough, at least one thing remains constant: your goals.
The last reason why having a vision board is good for your sanity is that it helps prevent distraction. If something doesn't fit into your plan for the future, then why would you waste time with it? A vision board will make sure those things have no place in your life because they don't line up with what's important to you in 2022!
9. It allows you to be more preset and grateful for the present
A vision board is a tangible reminder to be grateful for what you already have, and that's why it's important to create one. When you think of the things on your vision board, imagine how happy they make you feel. This helps release any negative feelings towards them, as well as focusing on the positive aspects of them instead. If there is something that would make your life better but isn't currently in your possession yet (like a new car), then use gratitude for it and visualize yourself with it instead of focusing on how far away from having it is.
10. Visualize your success and attract abundance in your life.
One of the most important reasons you should make a vision board is because it will help you visualize your success and attract abundance in your life.
When visualizing, we are putting our desires into the universe and asking for them to come true. Visualization is not just about wishing, but believing that what we want actually exists and can materialize if we put in enough effort, faith, and persistence.
In order to achieve this state of mind, sit down with a pen or pencil and paper (or go digital) and write down all of the things that you would like to accomplish over the next year. This can include personal goals such as getting a promotion at work, losing weight or improving relationships with family members; professional dreams such as landing an interview at an exciting company or becoming financially independent through entrepreneurship; creative passions such as learning how play guitar or starting an online business selling crafts; spiritual desires like connecting with nature by hiking through mountainsides or taking classes on meditation so you can learn how manage stress better during challenging times. You get the idea!
Make a change, start with your mind set!
When you make a vision board, the first thing that will come to mind is “This can’t work!”
Don’t knock it till you try it. Having a vision board will help you identify your goals and desires for the year ahead. Then, when the opportunities presented themselves in front of us, we can recognize them immediately and make them happen without hesitation.
Vision boards are a great way to set your intentions and they can literally change your life. If you want to see 2022 as the year you make some positive changes, start with visualizing what it is that you want out of this year.