What is a Vision Board?
A vision board is a visual reminder of your personal goals, dreams, and ambitions. Having a visual reminder that you look at everyday can help you to stay focused on what it is you truly want out of life. Vision boards can be general or focused around a certain theme such as career or relationships…
Visualization is a powerful tool to help you maintain a clear vision and attract the things you are focusing on into your life, “The Law of Attraction.”
So what is the Law of Attraction?
The Law of Attraction basically says that whatever you think about is what you attract into your life, good or bad. It is similar to the idea of Karma in that what you put out into the universe is what you get back. However, Karma comes from the Sanskrit word for “action” which focuses on your deeds/actions while the Law of Attraction focuses on your thoughts. Your past actions can influence your thoughts if you choose for them to, but your thoughts are not your actions.
Where as the idea of Karma is more of a reward/punishment idea, the Law of attraction places no judgement on your thoughts. Good or bad your thoughts are where you place your energy. If they are positive in nature your energy is radiating postitivity and thus attracting positivity. The same is true with negativity. The emphasis is placed on the “Now,” What are you putting your focus on now?
Positive Thinking and Visualization
It is not always easy to think positively. Sometimes it happens that life seems to be kicking you in the rear! I have had this experience a lot over the past several years, but what I began to notice slowly is that when I feel down and out my luck tends to go that way. When I feel positive my luck tends to go that way…
It is not that things will never go wrong if I feel positive, they will from time to time. It is just that I am equipped to handle them when they do taks a downward turn. I am better able to roll with the punches and to rebound faster than if I let myself bog down.
So I began to ask myself, “How do I turn this negativity in my life around?” I came to the answer that I have to change my thoughts. I discovered the Law of Attraction. I am by no means an expert on this topic, I am a newbie! I am just learning, but I feel empowered. I have a focal point and a place to begin. I feel a change coming and I am ready.
I was introduced to the idea of vision boards sometime ago, but I have never made one until 2017. As I began thinking about my goals, and dreams for 2017 I began to research vision boards, I became very excited about the idea of a visual reminder of my goals for the year, for my life! I hung my board by my bed where I could see it first thing each morning and last thing each night. I found that it did help me focus on my goals and dreams for the year. Was it magic? Well, no. Everything I put on there did not turn out just as I hoped it would. What it did do though was provide a focal point for my goals, and a reminder which helped to keep me on track as the year progressed. I am a believer in the power of visualization! Since that first board I have hosted many classes and workshops on vision boards. I love to share this idea with others. It truely is amazing to see how these visual reminders can work in a person’s life!
Carrying your intention forward
So New Year Resolutions are quite popular. It is easy to be inspired by a new year, a new you, but what happens as the days turn into weeks? The weeks into months? Well for me (and many of you too, I imagine), I tend to forget those thoughts, those good intentions. I tend to get wrapped up in the day to day and all of those goals and dreams are pushed out of sight. This is where a Vision Board comes in handy. When you create your vision board and use it, you give yourself a visual reminder every day of those intentions you set for yourself! Hang it somewhere you see it each day. Let it help you stay focused and connected to your dreams and goals. Keep these goals in you thoughts as you go through each day and attract these things into your life!
Creating your Vision Board
- Large Board or thick paper (Poster board, foam core, or corkboard work well)
- Pictures, words or phrases cut from magazines or printed out
- Glue (You could also use tacks if using a corkboard)
Tip: When creating any sort of collage I like to lay it out before I attach the images. This is less important if you are using tack since the images will be movable
I like to use poster board and glue sicks for my boards, but I have also heard of people using tacks on builtin boards or foam core boards so that they can rearrange or replace goals as the year goes on. There is no wrong way to do this, it is your board just do what works best for you.
The important thing is that you visualize your goals, keep them in your thoughts, and attract them to manifest in your life.