A Vision Board is a way of teaching our mind to focus on the things that are important to us. Vision Boards can also be a great way to connect with our subconscious wants, desires and needs – and make them conscious!
Why Create a Vision Board?
A Vision Board helps people:
Clarify who they are, what they want or where they’re going
Get their new year off to a flying start
Tap into their inner wisdom and inner knowing
Create some focus or refocus themselves
Simply get to know themselves better!
What is a Vision Board?
A Vision Board is simply a collective name for a wide variety of inspirational maps (a collage) that we create from pictures.
The map can be WHO we want to be or HOW we want our lives to be but it’s a visual representation of our goals and dreams—a powerful way to make our aspirations more tangible and attainable.
How I believe Vision Boards work
Our minds can only hold about 7 pieces of information at any one time. And yet there are millions of pieces of information available to us at every moment (think about everything you can see/hear/feel for starters).
So, to ensure we don’t get overwhelmed, our mind learns to filter information and to only show you pieces of information it thinks is RELEVANT. That’s why when we get a new car we suddenly notice little red cars everywhere – just like ours.
THIS is one of the key ways that Vision Boards work. The very act of CREATING the vision board tells our mind what’s important to us. So it may just draw your attention to something you might not otherwise have noticed in your life.
How to create a Vision Board
Simply cut out and collect pictures, words, quotes that inspire YOU or that catch your eye. YOU MUST NOT ANALYSE! If it grabs you, tear it out!
paste and organize these images, words, quotes, etc onto a big piece of paper, giving it a title and date.
A piece of cardboard
A supply of inspirational magazines to cut out pictures from. Some great magazines to use include Oprah magazine, home magazines, travel magazines, personal development magazines and National Geographic. print things from the computer if you do not have any magazines. Do not go out and buy any.
The Vision Board MUST HAVE PICTURES – even if they are just line drawings and stick men/women.
While you look for pictures, you should allow your mind to run free and dream. INCLUDE ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING that appeals or speaks to YOU!
Include PERSONAL AFFIRMATIONS or inspiring quotes to nurture .
look for the UNFAMILIAR – to get outside your ‘normal’ box…
Put the Vision Board somewhere you’ll SEE IT EVERY DAYThis way our Vision Board will remind, inspire and focus us.
it’s important that every once in a while, we sit down and REALLY LOOK AT IT: review it, allow ourselves to feel it, and get excited by it. Just before we go to sleep is a great time to do this as it allows our mind to work on and absorb the contents overnight.