I have heard a lot of talk about creating vision boards, and how they are very effective in helping to bring your dreams and hopes to life. I have combed the internet and have found the essentials to putting together a great Vision Board that will surely bring clarity to your thoughts, help to focus your plans, and helps to remind you visually, daily of what you need to do to manifest your dreams. Here are some steps to create your very own vision board.
1. You will need supplies.
Visit the local arts and craft store and purchase these cheap tools to create your board.
White or black foam board – choose the size that matches how big or small your dreams are.
Glue sticks, clear tape, or push pins – definitely use the push pins if you want to go back and revise your board as the year progresses.
Scissors – to cut and trim the images that will bring your board to life.
Images – Magazines, photographs, printable online clip art and pictures
Good music – sets the vibe and inspires creativity
Nourishment – some wine, chocolate, nuts, or even some cheese bites will feed your creativity.
2. Start creating the board
Be very clear and precise about your intentions. Think about what you want to accomplish during the year. What brings you the most happiness? What would you like to feel more of? Less of? It is up to you how broad or narrow you want your vision, whether it includes work, family, hobbies, travel, or if you want the board to only focus on only 1 area of your life.
3. Find and secure your images
Look for images that align with your wants and needs, and the life you want to manifest. A good image will provoke an emotion and portray what you want at the same time. You should look at your board and smile on the inside and outside. Create a Pinterest board and pin lots of images so that you can have a lot of inspiration to choose from. Pexels.com has some wonderful images that you can save and print as well. The possibilities are almost endless how you can find the perfect images that speak to you.
4. If you build it, they will manifest
Your vision board is your own personal board so it is important to arrange the images that you have chosen so that they speak to you from deep within. There is no right or wrong way to arrange the images. Arrange and rearrange until you find the perfect combination. Just make sure that the images are arranged thoughtfully and purposefully once you have laid them out perfectly.
5. Perfect placement
After you have built your vision board, it is time to find a home for it. Pick a spot in your home or workspace that you will see several times a day. It is the visual reminder that inspires you to devote time, energy and resources that are in line with the life that that you want to manifest.
6. Visit your board regularly
Your board is an evolving piece of work just as your life is ever changing. Take the time out of your busy schedule to look over it often, rearrange, add or remove images as needed so that it remains as inspiring and aspirational as you need it to be.
It is absolutely imperative that you give yourself time, space, and the creative aptitude to dream about your future. Take advantage of creating a vision board, as it can definitely bring more positivity and purpose to your life during the year.