A new year is just around the corner! If you’re here, you’ve probably heard about vision boarding at least once.
Maybe during a conversation with friends, reading an article, listening to a podcast, or scrolling through social media. Wherever you’ve come across the idea of vision boarding, I’m sure you ALSO stumbled across hearing about the benefits of it.
Vision boarding is quite literally putting your visions onto a board. The goal is to create a visual representation of the life you want to live, the goals you want to achieve, and the overall feelings you want your life to radiate.
By creating this visual representation, you are in a way trying to manifest it and giving yourself the opportunity to remind yourself every day what your intentions are.
Today I want to break down what vision boarding is, the power it can bring to your life, and how to get started. It’s seriously going to change your life.
Different Ways to Approach Your Vision Board
There are two main approaches to getting your vision board started:
The ‘just go for it’ method consists of getting supplies and literally just creating it as your mind takes over. This method is pretty powerful because you are going off of your intuition and how you’re feeling in the moment. Set the tone by blasting your fave music, pour yourself some bubbly and get started on creating the vision board of your dreams!
I do still recommend giving some thought to the ideas that come to mind. However, I think when it comes to our futures, we tend to overthink it sometimes instead of just following our intuition.
Remember it’s okay if your board is a little hectic to everyone else! At the end of the day, it is your vision and what you will be looking at every day. As long as it makes sense to you, that’s all that matters. So, don’t be afraid to let your creativity take over. There is absolutely no right or wrong way to do it.
The second method is a more strategic and thoughtful process. Take some time to really think about how you want your vision board to look, and possibly sketch it out first! This is perfect if you are more type A and enjoy planning.
With this method, you can really think everything through and get a solid grasp on what you want your life to hold. You can also give yourself proper time to think about what you want your future and life to look like if you have no idea at the moment.
One method is fueled by emotion, and the other is more strategic. No way is better than the other. Try out whichever seems to resonate more with you!
The BIG Points
Once you have figured out how you want to approach getting your vision board started, I recommend you hit some big points for your board.
You can make your vision board however you want and however it best speaks to you. However, if you’re looking for some guidance, I can share the key points I have seen inspire me most.
I usually split my board into a few sections, those being the “big points.” The different focuses are my career, wellness, relationships, travel aspirations, and big purchases.
For the career aspect, I focus on where I would like my career to go. Where do I see myself in the next 3 months, 6 months, or even a year? Sometimes even 5 years. Not only do I include graphics and inspirations of the end goal of where and who I want to be, but I also include motivations that will get me to that point (Like waking up earlier, spending time on creativity, meditating to gain ideas ect ect)
As for wellness, I like to include positive affirmations I can repeat every day to myself to get my day started. If there are any routines, such as doing yoga for 10 minutes a day or meditating for 5 minutes each morning, I will incorporate pictures of those things as well. Basically, anything that I believe will enhance my mental state, I put within the wellness section.
For my relationships section, I think about how my relationships will make me feel, and what I will contribute to them. Some images that come to mind are a happy couple holding hands, lots of people sitting around a dinner table laughing, and so on.
The travel aspirations section is one of my favorites. Saying and knowing that I want to visit a specific country is one thing. However, putting my travel dreams onto my vision board is a way to keep me dreaming of them every day. This section has helped me turn my travel dreams into something tangible instead of continuously keeping them as maybes.
For the big purchases section, I am reminded of what I am working for and how I can manifest my goals in life. Some big purchases can be buying a house or a car. I think about how these new purchases will enrich my life and help me fulfill my higher purpose, not about any material motivations. That is key for material manifestations; you will only be able to make it happen with a higher purpose.
The Only Limit Is You
I will be the first to admit that starting your first vision board can be scary.
Some of the things I put into my vision board may seem so out of reach when looked at by other people. But, not only am I manifesting them to come true and that I reach them, through this vision board, I am also manifesting belief in myself that I will accomplish everything I envision.
If there is one tip I want you to take away from this blog, it is to have no limiting beliefs when creating your vision board. Don't limit yourself by judging your ideas or a photo you cut out of a magazine. It's supposed to be fun, creative, edgy, and whimsical! Dream big, dream wild, dream the impossible, and still proudly hang it up for everyone to see - no shame in this game! (Don't want anyone to see it? Stick it in your closet where YOU can see it everyday.)
The Power Of Vision
The power of creating a vision board is unmatched. It’s one thing to say out loud or think about what you want for your life and see it come true.
But there’s another element that gets added when you create a physical vision board and see your visions come true. I have found I lose track of my goals and who I want to be less when I create a vision board. The constant reminder keeps me on track and helps me believe in myself and my vision every day.
It is also empowering when you accept that other people might see your vision board, a board filled with things that are not yet true, but then they see you filled with absolute faith in yourself and your visions. It is inspiring when one has sincere faith in themselves, honestly.
I always like to remind myself that if my path changes and my life doesn’t turn out to look exactly how you plan it, that’s all a part of it.
Your vision board is there to be a constant reminder of what you’re reaching for in your life. It is not a one-way ticket to your dreams and goals.
I encourage you to appreciate wherever your vision board leads you. Nobody said end goals are not able to be changed. You may envision one thing for your life, and you may end up with something entirely different, something even better than what you first had in mind.
As long as you make strides forward with pure intentions, you will build an amazing life. Having a vision board simply keeps you on that path and inspires you to continue dreaming.
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