How to create a vision board
Vision boards are awesome fun to create, and really bring our your inner child. The point of creating a vision board is basically rooted in the Law of Attraction i.e. what you focus on is what you attract more of. So by creating a vision board, it really gets you thinking about what you want to attract into your life, and by placing your board somewhere you can look at it daily, it helps you to stay focused on your desires, moving you away from any perceived state of lack.
What do you want to create?
In order to start creating your desires, you first need to know what you want. So start by making a list of what you do want in your life. It’s really important here to state your goals and dreams in the positive – so many of us know exactly what we don’t want, but this is what we are focused on – not getting more of those things. But by focusing on not having more of what we don’t want, we are actually still focusing on it and therefore attracting more of the same. Geddit?
So, write out a list or brainstorm a few ideas. Ask yourself the following:
- What do I want to create in the next 12 months?
- How much money do I want to be earning?
- Where do I want to live?
- How do I want to spend my time?
- How do I want to feel?
- Who do I want to spend my time with?
- Are there any new hobbies or passions I want to explore?
- Is there anywhere I would like to travel?
- What would I like my home to look like?
Get really creative here and dare to dream BIG. If you could wave a magic wand, how would your life look?
Find some cool pics and wording
The next step is to start collecting some cool and colourful images, pictures of those you love and want to have in your life, inspirational words, themes and ideas, from magazines and the internet. There are many ways to create your board – you can use good old fashioned paper and pens, cutting pictures out of magazines and gluing them down. I have a few different kinds – a pin board on my wall which is our family vision board, a movie I created in iMovie which has music attached to it, and I am just about to start playing around with Google Picasso. There are heaps of other programs you can use online too – Pintrest seems to be an awesome website to use at the moment.
On my vision boards at the moment are a real mixture of things:
- Pictures of places I want to travel to
- Inspirational words e.g. awesome, champion, home owner, love, family, savings, focus, passion, determination, motivation
- Smiling happy photos which remind me of good times with loved ones
- Images of things I want to have in the future e.g. cars, motorbikes, gym equipment, houses
- Images of fit and healthy bodies that I aspire to
- Photos of money
- Images that symbolise having a successful business, being an author/entrepreneur, successful coach, attracting amazing clients etc
The important thing to remember, as ever, is that the words and images should provoke positive feelings in you. When you feel good, you think positively, and attract more positivity into your life. Don’t make a vision board full of what other people want for you. Stay true to yourself, create your own amazing vision board, and most of all, enjoy!